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Hermann Park

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Address: 6201A Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1709
Phone Number: 713-524-5876
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The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas,...

The first public park in Houston provides a wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music.

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A Great Place to Relax and Take in Nature...

I love Herman Park and all that it has to offer. I remember going there as a little girl with my family and visiting the zoo or just picnicking in the park. They've done a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lolotsu45
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Herman Park and all that it has to offer. I remember going there as a little girl with my family and visiting the zoo or just picnicking in the park. They've done a wonderful job of adding so much to the sites with beautiful walking trails, serene nature scenes and even now a restaurant to grab a bite,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If it's not too hot and humid, this is a great place to be in downtown Houston, Texas. Hermann Park features museums, a planetarium, an open-air theater, beautiful gardens, and there is easy parking all around it. It's like the "Central Park" of Houston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Hermann park to exercise several times. Its quite big and offers lots of space with lakes, trees and green spaces. Offers many attractions within walking distance and is a great place to be for free. I would recommend it for exercise, walking, strolling or family activities definitely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for a walk, kids love the train, the hill and the Japanese garden. Play area is good as are the boats on the lake. The amount of homeless people that congregate here at times is the only problem. Shouldn't stop anyone going, but it's something to be aware of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After going to Houston for so many years, I had no idea Hermann Park was such a jewel in a great location. We strolled and I enjoyed every minute, going to the Japanese and Centennial gardens. We even enjoyed the train ride around the perimeter of the park. We also discovered the theater that was about to have an event.... More 

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Thank Gloria L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Hermann Park and saw the Japanese gardens as well as the conservancy. Both were beautiful. The landscape was gorgeous the monument and mall were wonderful. A great day out in Houston for free. Highly recommend as a family/couple outdoor activity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My classmates and I was just at the park today. We rented bikes and ride around the park. It was so much fun and we all enjoyed our day at the park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hermann park offers a lot to see and do. First you can walk to the monument and reflection pool which are all gorgeous. and then just walk around is such a relaxing beautiful place in Houston it really takes you out of the city. Also, you are very close to all the Museums and Zoo and many eating options.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parks miles of walking and jogging trails, picnic areas, water playgrounds, theater, and gardens are free, the rest have admission fees. Century old, par 70 golf course with water on 10 holes, narrow fairways, and small greens makes for a short but challenging round (cheapest green fee in town).. Houston Zoo, Miler Outdoor Amphitheater, Centennial Gardens, Houston Natural Science... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring a picnic to the park and watch the ducks in the pond by the zoo or take the train around the parc for a small fee. It's really a great place to take your family for a free picnic and BBQ on one of the provided tables and BBQ pits.

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