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. And while in the area, visit the Miller Outdoor Theater to see what's on, check out the animals at the Houston Zoo, or play a round of golf on the Hermann Park Golf Course. For something completely unique, check out the quirky Orange Show, a celebration of folk art. 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 allows free admission to six of the city's attractions.

Bayou Bend

The magnificent pink mansion in the marshy elbow of Buffalo Bayou in Houston's River Oaks area was the home of Miss Ima Hogg, a woman much loved in the community until her death in 1975, at the age…

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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' that directs the space shuttle project and guided the pioneering…

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Museum District

Set within a scenic part of central Houston is the city's Museum District, featuring 19 varied institutions and numerous restaurants set among some lovely green spaces like Hermann Park, all within…

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National Museum of Funeral History

At Barren Springs near Houston's International Airport is an unusual private museum run by a major funeral company in the United States, dedicated to funeral memorabilia. It is the largest…

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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 look at Houston history. The 19-acre park features seven of the city's oldest buildings…

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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 of his life assembling a collection of weird and wonderful objects and meshing…

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