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“Highlight of Houston”
Review of Hermann Park

Hermann Park
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Owner description: 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.
Battle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Highlight of Houston”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Hermann Park is a must see for any visitor to Houston. Lovely to stroll through and see families enjoying themselves in the warm winter sunshine. There is an attractive lake full of wildlife, we saw beavers, tortoises, and all kinds of birds. You can hire a pedallo boat for 30 mins at $10 and finish with a snack at the nearby Pinewood cafe. Takes about 30 minutes to stroll through the park, or take the small train.

Visited January 2014
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Houston, Texas, USA
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“A great Houston outdoor attractino”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Hermann Park is as close as you can get in Houston to a big city park like in London or Madrid. Great space for walking (the norm in Houston), but also good attractions - the reflection lake, the monuments, the boating lake, the miniature train, the rose garden (currently under repair). Great for family (boat on the lake!), couples or just a quiet stroll on ones own. And even a cafe for a snack (unusual in Houston). Parking is tight, though, at the weekends and holidays .. some effort might be made to provide additional space.

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Holiday Train”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

A twenty minute train ride through the park and not expensive, Two adults and a child for under ten dollars. Park closes too early and some conductors never turn on the Christmas lights. Overall, worthwhile. But, if its lights you want,check out the Houston zoo adjacent. Ten dollars per person you will not be disappointed. Over one million LED lights!

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful park”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Large park, plenty to see. Its by the museum's, zoo, and golf course. I have gone for a picnick and just random walks. Its fun, but very busy :) I love that the new metro train goes right by it.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“Spend your evenings here”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The lake, the meadows and the doves keep you company.
Your mind automatically relaxes the moment you are here.

Visited May 2013
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