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“The Jewel Box” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rienzi Mansion

Rienzi Mansion
1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
+1 713-639-7800
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Ranked #47 of 449 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Rienzi, an offshoot of the Museum of Fine Arts, houses a collection of European decorative arts. Stroll the formal and Texas woodland garden. The mansion is in the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood.
Houston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The Jewel Box”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Rienzi is a glorious appurtenance of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and a fine foil to its better known counterpart, Bayou Bend. A great home furnished in exquisite European vernacular; a jewel box not large in scale but glittering throughout. A morning spent at Bayou Bend followed by an afternoon spent at Rienzi is the perfect way to immerse oneself in Houston's trove of decorative arts.

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Houston, TX
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“Amazing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Been a guest there on two occasions. Fabulous place. How the other half lived.

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“Azalea Trail Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Beautiful collection, especially as part of the Azalea Trail each Spring when the azaleas are in bloom!

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Houston, Texas
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“very nice and quiet evening for viewing a beatuiful historic home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

not a bad little mid week adventure
the wine, cheese and desserts were an added touch
the information about the home and the family who owned it was good
beautiful home
inexpensive excursion for couples or lovers of art and history

Visited May 2011
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