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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Grand Home & Grounds

They just don't make them like this any more. Houston has always had it's share of new money & no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Houston, TX
Natural Beauty and History in Houston's River Oaks

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of...more
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1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007-7009
Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
+1 713-639-7750
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They just don't make them like this any more. Houston has always had it's share of new money & no taste (we still do), but Bayou Bend is a reminder that some people have exquisite & refined tastes. The grounds & home are a fantastic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you live in a large metropolitan area, you can almost always find something new to experience. I’ve been in Houston for over 11 years now and I am surprised at the number of attractions that I have not yet visited. I decided to make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning home tour can be booked through a reservation. Learn about one of Houston's famous families. Ground are impeccably maintained and the most beautiful during azalea season.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pamela F
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The review is for the garden only. We did not take the house tour. SInce we visited in December where there were very few flowers blooming, it is difficult to give a higher rating. I am sure in the spring, it will be more lovely....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank truthfultravel
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Loved the light display at the Bayou Bend Gardens. Very well done and the large tent set up with Santa Claus and the train around the tree is very lovely. The light display they have on the side of the house and the large Santa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I was going to put a lower rank initially, because I have been to the Christmas Village 3 times. The last two times I went everything was included in the entrance fee, even a picture with Santa. I realized after, the picture was the only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank efustok
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend is a hidden gem during the holidays. You cross over a lit bridge to beautiful gardens dripping with Christmas lights and greeted by carolers. Several outdoor gardens are filled with lights and if it's cold, the Christmas spirit really fills...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mina353
Reviewed December 9, 2018

If you like antique furniture, I recommend a visit to the house; if not don't bother. The house isn't all that special. The museum focuses on the furniture. . Otherwise stick to the gardens. They are fabulous. I plan to go back in the spring....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Lovely gardens and scenery. I sat and took in the serenity. Next time, I will bring a book and unplug from the world. Great place for couples to take a stroll or take yourself and enjoy nature. I also went down to the museum and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeannie1188
Reviewed November 17, 2018

was second choice in our plans for the day but it turned out to be one of our best choices, very relaxing and great help

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from irmac213 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs in my visit, but you might want to contact the Gardens directly. For safety reasons they might not, there is a bridge you have to cross and only one person at a time and no stopping on the bridge. It... More
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from 562joyw | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many times brides have photos taken in the garden area. I am not sure about using the house. The gardens are beautiful and photographers use it often.
December 16, 2016|
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Response from MFAH | Property representative |
Hello a_dragonfly, Most areas at Bayou Bend are accessible for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility, but we encourage calling ahead (713.639.7750) to inform the staff about any issues so arrangements can be planned... More