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What to see in Houston

Houston Attractions


The largest city in Texas offers visitors plenty to see and do making it the perfect destination for a short holiday or weekend away.

Culture lovers will enjoy the Museum District, which features 19 varied and interesting museums as well as numerous restaurants in this leafy green area where travellers can stop and rest their weary legs, grab a bite to eat and move on to the next museum, or relax under the shade of a tree in Herman Park. And while you're in the area, visit the Miller Outdoor Theater to see what's on, check out the animals at the Houston Zoo or get into the swing of things on the Hermann Park Golf Course.

For something completely unique check out the quirky Orange Show, a celebration of folk art, while science lovers can make a pilgrimage to the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake to view the actual Apollo and Mercury launch vehicles and even check out the space flight simulators.

Visitors should get hold of the Houston CityPass, which is valid for nine days and entitles bearers to free admission to six of the city's attractions.


Bayou Bend

The magnificent muted pink mansion in the marshy elbow of Buffalo Bayou in Houston's River Oaks area was the home of…

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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

The visitor's Space Center is attached to the headquarters of America's manned space programme, Nasa's 'Mission Control'…

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Museum District

Set within a scenic part of central Houston is the city's Museum District, featuring 19 varied and interesting institutions…

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National Museum of Funeral History

At Barren Springs near Houston's International Airport is the unusual private museum run by a major funeral company in…

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Sam Houston Historical Park

The Sam Houston Historical Park near the city's visitor centre in Bagby Street provides visitors with a large as life…

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The Orange Show

For a touch of the bizarre call at the Orange Show to see how obsession can become art. A former postman spent 26 years…

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