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  • Downtown Aquarium 713-223-3474
    410 Bagby at Memorial, Houston, TX 77002
    The Downtown Aquarium offers over 500,000 gallons of fun with an exhibit featuring a variety of marine life and mammals. The Aquarium Restaurant features a 150,000... more info  map

  • Laser Quest 281-596-9999
    13711 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077
    Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its best. Enter the multi-level arena where fog, music and special effects combine to provide an incredible combination of tag... more info  map

  • Laser Quest 281-397-6612
    6560 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77069
    Located in the Champions Village Shopping Center
    An interactive adventure game played in a multi-level maze where fog, music and special effects combine to provide an incredible 21st century combination of tag and hide... more info  map

  • Little Gym of Houston-Bellaire 713-668-7777
    8415 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025
    The Little Gym of Houston-Bellaire is an activity center for children that specializes in building motor skills through activities like tumbling, gymnastics and dance.... more info  map

  • Painting With a Twist 713-609-9509
    10001 Westheimer Road #1110, Houston, TX 77042
    It is a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun. Bring your favorite food, your favorite drinks, and your favorite people and join them for an... more info  map

  • Sam Houston Race Park 281-807-8700
    7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064
    Located 15 Minutes from Downtown
    Sam Houston Race Park is Houston's premier racing, dining and entertainment destination. Enjoy live horse racing featuring 10 thrilling races per night. You can view... more info  map

  • SplashTown 281-355-3300
    21300 I-45 North , Spring, TX 77373
    Located Less Than 30 Minutes from Downtown Houston
    SplashTown offers an exciting assortment of slides & pools, family tube rides, a wave pool, raft rides, the Blue Lagoon Activity Pool, and family attractions & pools.... more info

  • Urban War Zone Paintball 281-885-4351
    4563 Gambler Lane, Houston, TX 77002
    Play paintball in downtown Houston. They are the only field inside the 610 Loop. more info  map

  • Zuma Fun Centers 713-981-7888
    6767 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
    Zuma Fun Center in Houston South is the place for family entertainment, birthday parties and group events, with attractions including go-karts, miniature golf, batting... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens 713-639-7750
    1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Bayou Bend, the magnificent home of Miss Ima Hogg, hosts a superb collection of American decorative arts.  more info

  • Christ Church Cathedral 713-222-2593
    1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
    The Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral, built in 1839, is the city's oldest church still standing on its original site. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • The San Jacinto Monument and Museum 281-479-2421
    One Monument Circle, La Porte, TX 77571
    Commemorates the heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who helped win the independence of Texas. The monument, 570 feet high, is built of reinforced... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • 18 Hands Gallery 713-869-3099
    249 West 19th Street, Suite B, Houston, TX 77008
    18 Hands Gallery was created with the goal of bringing together the unique work of many fine clay artists in an accessible and inviting way. In addition to the work of... more info  map

  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum, The 713-454-1940
    8325 Travelair Road, Houston, TX 77061
    William P. Hobby Airport
    The Airline Galleries, Hall of Flight, and Starliner Theater feature original aviation art, stunning period photographs, scale aircraft models, artifacts, uniforms,... more info  map

  • American Cowboy Museum 713-478-9677
    11822 Almeda Road , Houston, TX 77045
    Dedicated to the preservation and understanding of western multicultural heritage, the American Cowboy Museum offers a unique setting, introducing groups to the... more info  map

  • Anya Tish Gallery 713-524-2299
    4411 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    Anya Tish Gallery specializes in works by internationally recognized artists, with the emphasis on Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. The gallery also provides a venue... more info  map

  • Apama Mackey Gallery 713-850-8527
    628 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
    A green gallery located in three reclaimed shipping containers, Apama Mackey Gallery features international video artists. more info  map

  • Arader Gallery of Houston 713-621-7151
    5015 Westheimer, Suite 2303, Houston, TX 77056
    This is the Texas location of the Arader multi-gallery system, with other galleries in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. This gallery features an outstanding... more info  map

  • Archway Gallery 713-522-2409
    2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77019
    Archway features the work of local and regional painters, printmakers, sculptors, fiber artists and ceramists. Monthly openings featuring resident and guest artists with... more info  map

  • Art Car Museum 713-861-5526
    140 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
    Celebrating the spirit of the postmodern age of car culture, this unique contemporary art museum features imaginative and artfully constructed art cars, as well as... more info  map

  • Barbara Davis Gallery 713-520-9200
    4411 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    The Barbara Davis Gallery introduces new ideas from emerging and acclaimed artists.  more info  map

  • Bering & James 713-524-0101
    805 Rhode Place #500 , Houston, TX 77019
    This gallery features contemporary art, framing, installation services, private events, and commercial art leasing.  more info  map

  • Blaffer Gallery 713-743-2255
    4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004
    University of Houston, Fine Arts Building
    The Blaffer Gallery sponsors a continually changing series of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography to old masters. more info

  • Booker Lowe Gallery 713-880-1541
    4623 Feagan Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Features contemporary Aboriginal fine art of Australia. more info  map

  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 713-942-8920
    1834 Southmore, Houston, TX 77004
    This museum was founded to preserve the memory of and honor African-American soldiers.  more info  map

  • Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, The 713-521-3990
    4011 Yupon at Branard, Houston, TX 77006
    The Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum is the repository in the United States for the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the entire western hemisphere.  more info  map

  • Children's Museum of Houston 713-522-1138
    1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
    This is one museum where you won't hear or see the words "do not touch." There are more than 14 exhibits and it is one of the top rated in the country. The museum is... more info  map

  • Contemporary Arts Museum 713-284-8250
    5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    Showcasing over 40 years of dynamic exhibitions of regional, national, and international art, this museum also offers a wide variety of innovative educational programs... more info  map

  • Czech Center Museum 713-528-2060
    4920 San Jacinto at Wichita, Houston, TX 77004
    Located in the Museum District
    Czech Center Museum Houston is a non-profit educational, cultural arts organization whose mission is to preserve, record, and celebrate the language, scholarship and... more info  map

  • Dean Day Gallery 713-520-1021
    2639 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
    Dean Day Gallery features contemporary, impressionistic and representational paintings by American, European and South American artisans.  more info  map

  • Deborah Colton Gallery 713-869-5151
    2445 North Boulevard , Houston, TX 77007
    This gallery showcases strong historical and visionary contemporary artists worldwide, whose works include paintings, works on paper, sculpture, video, photography, and... more info  map

  • Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery 713-863-7097
    4520 Blossom Street, Houston, TX 77007
    The gallery represents artists from the US and abroad with exhibitions of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculpture.  more info  map

  • DiverseWorks 713-223-8346
    1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002
    Known for its groundbreaking educational programs, this leading contemporary non-profit art center presents a wide variety of visual, performing, and literary art. more info  map

  • G Gallery 713-869-4770
    301 East 11th Street , Houston, TX 77008
    G Gallery specializes in contemporary visual art. more info  map

  • Galeria Regina 713-523-2524
    1716 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
    Located in the Museum District
    Provides an inspiring atmosphere with the exhibition of contemporary arts by established and emerging artists. more info  map

  • Gallery Sonja Roesch 713-659-5424
    2309 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    This gallery focuses on reductive and concept-based art. They offer a program of international artists working with painting, drawing, and sculpture.  more info  map

  • Goldesberry Gallery 713-528-0405
    2625 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
    Oliver and Nancy Goldesberry established the gallery in 1991 focusing on fine art in the craft media. The gallery now presents a wide variety of three dimensional work... more info  map

  • Health Museum, The 713-521-1515
    1515 Hermann Drive , Houston, TX 77004
    Located in the Museum District
    The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is an interactive science learning center and a member institution of the... more info  map

  • Holocaust Museum 713-942-8000
    5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    Huge and unique museum that features a permanent exhibit that memorializes the Houston-area Holocaust survivors. Exhibits feature a 102-seat theater displays oral... more info  map

  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 713-529-4848
    4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Located in the Museum District
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, a nonprofit organization, was founded with the desire to educate others on the process, product, and history of craft. Objects... more info  map

  • Houston Center for Photography 713-529-4755
    1441 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    Specializing in exhibitions of photograpic and related arts, this center features works by emerging, regional, national, and international arts in a variety of styles... more info  map

  • Houston Fire Museum 713-524-2526
    2403 Milam, Houston, TX 77006
    The Houston Fire Museum was originally Fire Station No. 7, the first fire station built by the Houston Fire Department after it went fully paid in 1895. The museum is... more info  map

  • Houston Maritime Museum 713-666-1910
    2204 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030
    The Houston Maritime Museum offers exhibits of over 150 ship models, over 100 types of navigational instruments, and numerous maritime artifacts provide new and exciting... more info  map

  • Houston Museum District 713-715-1939
    1020 Holcombe, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77030
    The Houston Museum District features 18 museums.  more info  map

  • Houston Police Academy Museum 281-230-2353
    17000 Aldine-Westfield Road, Houston, TX 77073
    While tracing the development of the city's police department, beginning with the days when Houston was still a frontier town, the Police Academy Museum also breaks down... more info  map

  • Inman Gallery 713-526-7800
    3901 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Inman Gallery was founded to showcase the work of younger artists who were underrecognized by the contemporary gallery scene in the late 1980s. Since that time, Inman... more info  map

  • Lawndale Art Center 713-528-5858
    4912 Main Street , Houston, TX 77002
    Lawndale Art Center is a space for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media, unique in its focus on Houston area artists. Lawndale includes close to 500 artists... more info  map

  • McClain Gallery 713-520-9988
    2242 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
    This gallery focuses on the exhibition and acquisition of museum quality, collectible contemporary and 20th century art. It exhibits works from New York, Europe, Asia... more info  map

  • McMurtrey Gallery 713-523-8238
    3508 Lake Street, Houston, TX 77098
    McMurtrey Gallery, established in 1983, primarily represents contemporary regional artists. The gallery's emphasis is on painting by both early and mid-career artists.... more info  map

  • Menil Collection, The 713-525-9400
    1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
    View the John and Dominique de Menil collection of 15,000 pieces of medieval art, tribal art, 20th century paintings, sculptures, photographs, and rare books that is... more info  map

  • Meredith Long Galleries 713-523-6671
    2323 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
    Founded in 1957, Meredith Long & Co. features 19th and 20th century American Art. The gallery represents a significant group of contemporary artists of regional and... more info  map

  • Museum of Fine Arts 713-639-7300
    1001 Bissonnet at Main, Houston, TX 77005
    The oldest comprehensive museum in the Southwest United States, this museum features a permanent collection of over 40,000 works of art, as well as one of the most... more info  map

  • Museum Of Printing History 713 -522-4652
    1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019
    Located in the Graphic Arts Conference Center, the Museum of Printing History is a rare item - just like many of its holdings. It displays a varied collection of... more info  map

  • Orange Show Center for Visionary Art 713-926-6368
    2402 Munger Street, Houston, TX 77023
    To help inspire others to express their artistic talents, Orange Show Center for Visionary Art was founded in 1980 as an expansion of The Orange Show. Adults and... more info  map

  • Poissant Gallery 713-868-9337
    5102 Center Street , Houston, TX 77007
    Housed in a 19th century church, the gallery and grounds are unique. They exhibit contemporary works. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 to 5:30, or by... more info  map

  • Rothko Chapel 713-524-9839
    3900 Yupon at Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
    "A spiritual space, a forum for world leaders, a place for solitude and gathering," the Rothko Chapel contains 14 murals created by American artist Mark Rothko. The... more info

  • Sicardi Gallery 713-529-1313
    2246 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
    Dedicated to promoting the work of established and emerging artists from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Central & South America, this gallery features an array of modern... more info  map

  • Texas Gallery 713-524-1593
    2012 Peden Street, Houston, TX 77019
    The Name says Texas, but American artists from as far afield as New York and California are also represented here. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Allen's Landing
    1001 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Often described as "Houston's heart" and their "Plymouth Rock," Allen's Landing is where in 1836, August C. and John K. Allen stepped ashore and claimed Houston as their... more info  map

  • Discovery Green Conservancy 713-400-7336
    1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010
    Located in Downtown Houston
    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Discovery Green is a 12-acre park that is close to the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center. ... more info  map

  • Guadalupe Plaza Park 713-752-0314
    2311 Runnels, Houston, TX 77002
    Mariachi and salsa music, ballet folklorico, and seasonal festivals are among the sites and sounds that fill Hispanic-styled Guadalupe Plaza Park. Special features... more info  map

  • Heritage Society, The 713-655-1912
    1100 Bagby Street , Houston, TX 77002
    Sam Houston Park is a Victorian delight with an old mill, a stream, a rustic bridge, and paths. Sam Houston Park has been the home of The Heritage Society since 1954.... more info  map

  • Hermann Park
    6100 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
    A 445-acre urban park near downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District. more info  map

  • Hidalgo Park 713-752-0314
    7000 Avenue Q, Houston, TXSince its founding in 1927 at the Turning Basin, Hidalgo Park has been at the center of the East End's cultural and civic life. Special features of the park include a... more info  map

  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 713-681-8433
    4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
    Located on the Western Edge of Memorial Park
    A non-profit, 155-acre nature sanctuary, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center was one of the first nature education facilities for children in Texas. Over five miles... more info  map

  • Houston Zoo 713-533-6500
    1513 North MacGregor in Hermann Park, Houston, TX 77030
    The Houston Zoological Gardens, known more simply as the Houston Zoo, provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience. They have over 4,500 permanent residents... more info

  • Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center 281-446-8588
    20634 Kenswick, Humble, TX 77338
    Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center features over 300 acres of pristine primary and secondary deciduous southern forest with a variety swamps, sloughs, and natural white... more info

  • Sam Houston Park 713-655-1912
    1100 Bagby, Houston, TXIn 1900, Mayor Sam Brashier bought the Kellem-Noble land and house on the edge of town to create the city's first park - Sam Houston Park. Sam Houston Park has been the... more info  map

  • Sesquicentennial Park 713-236-5775
    Located Along the Banks of Buffalo Bayou
    Established in recognition of the city's 150th birthday, Sesquicentennial Park offers a gazebo and promenade area adjacent to the Wortham Center. Features also include... more info

  • Spotts Park 713-845-1000
    401 South Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
    Features of this park include a trail/walkway, basketball court, volleyball court, children's playground, and picnic area. more info  map

  • Tony Marron Park 713-752-0314
    808 North York, Houston, TXLocated in Houston's East End Second Ward neighborhood with a trail/walkway, playing fields for soccer & baseball, picnic benches, and a children's playground. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 713-639-4629
    5555 Herman Park Drive , Houston, TX 77030
    You will find a museum, planetarium, IMAX theater, Challenger Center, a butterfly tropical rainforest, an observatory, and the Strake Hall of Malacology while visiting... more info  map

  • John C. Freeman Weather Museum 713-529-3076
    5104 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
    WRC exists to make a difference by helping the community learn about weather through outreach, education and research inspiring interest in math and science.  more info  map

  • Space Center Houston 281-244-2100
    1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
    Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience at this premier space center that features a discovery center for all ages, IMAX films, interactive exhibits, live demonstrations,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Asian Heritage Tour 713-271-6100
    9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036
    Chinese Community Center
    Highlights of the Houston Asian Heritage guided tour with the Chinese Community Center include the Hong Kong City Mall, the largest indoor Asian shopping mall in the... more info  map

  • Houston Global Solution 281-558-5882
    14207 Burgoyne Street, Houston, TX 77077
    Houston Global Solution is a receptive operator with many years of experience in the local market. The entire staff is bilingual. They offer interesting and informative... more info  map

  • Houston Historical Tours 713-392-0867
    PO Box 262404, Houston, TX 77207
    Houston Historical Tours provides tours and lectures of the sites past and present that have created and contributed to the evolution of the fourth largest city in... more info

  • Sam Houston Boat Tour 713-670-2400
    111 East Loop North , Houston, TX 77029
    Port of Houston Authority
    Enjoy a waterborne tour of one of the busiest ports in the world. This is a 90-minute round-trip cruise along the Houston Ship Channel. There is air-conditioned lounge... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Saint Arnold Brewery Tours 713-686-9494
    2000 Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX 77092
    Saint Arnold Brewing Company is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. They brew ten different beers. Five are made year round and five are seasonal. They have public tours every... more info  map


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