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  • Downtown Aquarium
    410 Bagby at Memorial, Houston, TX 77002
    713-223-3474, 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
    13711 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077
    281-596-9999, 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
    6560 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77069
    Located in the Champions Village Shopping Center
    281-397-6612, 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
    8415 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025
    713-668-7777, 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
    10001 Westheimer Road #1110, Houston, TX 77042
    713-609-9509, 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
    7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064
    Located 15 Minutes from Downtown
    281-807-8700, 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
    21300 I-45 North , Spring, TX 77373
    Located Less Than 30 Minutes from Downtown Houston
    281-355-3300 , 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
    4563 Gambler Lane, Houston, TX 77002
    281-885-4351, Play paintball in downtown Houston. They are the only field inside the 610 Loop. more info  map

  • Zuma Fun Centers
    6767 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
    713-981-7888, 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
    1 Westcott Street, Houston, TX 77007
    713-639-7750, Bayou Bend, the magnificent home of Miss Ima Hogg, hosts a superb collection of American decorative arts.  more info

  • Christ Church Cathedral
    1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
    713-222-2593 , 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
    One Monument Circle, La Porte, TX 77571
    281-479-2421, 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
    249 West 19th Street, Suite B, Houston, TX 77008
    713-869-3099, 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
    8325 Travelair Road, Houston, TX 77061
    William P. Hobby Airport
    713-454-1940, 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
    11822 Almeda Road , Houston, TX 77045
    713-478-9677, 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
    4411 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    713-524-2299, 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
    628 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
    713-850-8527, A green gallery located in three reclaimed shipping containers, Apama Mackey Gallery features international video artists. more info  map

  • Arader Gallery of Houston
    5015 Westheimer, Suite 2303, Houston, TX 77056
    713-621-7151 , 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
    2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77019
    713-522-2409, 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
    140 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
    713-861-5526, 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
    4411 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    713-520-9200, The Barbara Davis Gallery introduces new ideas from emerging and acclaimed artists.  more info  map

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

  • Blaffer Gallery
    4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004
    University of Houston, Fine Arts Building
    713-743-2255, 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
    4623 Feagan Street, Houston, TX 77007
    713-880-1541, Features contemporary Aboriginal fine art of Australia. more info  map

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

  • Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, The
    4011 Yupon at Branard, Houston, TX 77006
    713-521-3990, 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
    1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
    713-522-1138, 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
    5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
    713-284-8250, 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
    4920 San Jacinto at Wichita, Houston, TX 77004
    Located in the Museum District
    713-528-2060, 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
    2639 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
    713-520-1021, Dean Day Gallery features contemporary, impressionistic and representational paintings by American, European and South American artisans.  more info  map

  • Deborah Colton Gallery
    2445 North Boulevard , Houston, TX 77007
    713-869-5151, 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
    4520 Blossom Street, Houston, TX 77007
    713-863-7097, The gallery represents artists from the US and abroad with exhibitions of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculpture.  more info  map

  • DiverseWorks
    1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002
    713-223-8346, 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
    301 East 11th Street , Houston, TX 77008
    713-869-4770, G Gallery specializes in contemporary visual art. more info  map

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

  • Gallery Sonja Roesch
    2309 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    713-659-5424, 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
    2625 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
    713-528-0405, 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
    1515 Hermann Drive , Houston, TX 77004
    Located in the Museum District
    713-521-1515, 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
    5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    713-942-8000, 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
    4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
    Located in the Museum District
    713-529-4848, 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
    1441 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
    713-529-4755, 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
    2403 Milam, Houston, TX 77006
    713-524-2526, 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
    2204 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030
    713-666-1910, 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
    1020 Holcombe, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77030
    713-715-1939, The Houston Museum District features 18 museums.  more info  map

  • Houston Police Academy Museum
    17000 Aldine-Westfield Road, Houston, TX 77073
    281-230-2353 , 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
    3901 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
    713-526-7800, 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
    4912 Main Street , Houston, TX 77002
    713-528-5858, 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
    2242 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
    713-520-9988, 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
    3508 Lake Street, Houston, TX 77098
    713-523-8238, 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
    1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
    713-525-9400, 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
    2323 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
    713-523-6671, 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
    1001 Bissonnet at Main, Houston, TX 77005
    713-639-7300, 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
    1324 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019
    713 -522-4652, 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
    2402 Munger Street, Houston, TX 77023
    713-926-6368, 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
    5102 Center Street , Houston, TX 77007
    713-868-9337, 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
    3900 Yupon at Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
    713-524-9839, "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
    2246 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
    713-529-1313, 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
    2012 Peden Street, Houston, TX 77019
    713-524-1593, 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
    1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010
    Located in Downtown Houston
    713-400-7336, 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
    2311 Runnels, Houston, TX 77002
    713-752-0314, 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
    1100 Bagby Street , Houston, TX 77002
    713-655-1912, 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
    7000 Avenue Q, Houston, TX713-752-0314, Since 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
    4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
    Located on the Western Edge of Memorial Park
    713-681-8433, 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
    1513 North MacGregor in Hermann Park, Houston, TX 77030
    713-533-6500 , 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
    20634 Kenswick, Humble, TX 77338
    281-446-8588, 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
    1100 Bagby, Houston, TX713-655-1912, In 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
    Located Along the Banks of Buffalo Bayou
    713-236-5775 , 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
    401 South Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
    713-845-1000, Features of this park include a trail/walkway, basketball court, volleyball court, children's playground, and picnic area. more info  map

  • Tony Marron Park
    808 North York, Houston, TX713-752-0314, Located 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
    5555 Herman Park Drive , Houston, TX 77030
    713-639-4629, 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
    5104 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
    713-529-3076, 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
    1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
    281-244-2100, 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
    9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036
    Chinese Community Center
    713-271-6100, 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
    14207 Burgoyne Street, Houston, TX 77077
    281-558-5882, 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
    PO Box 262404, Houston, TX 77207
    713-392-0867, 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
    111 East Loop North , Houston, TX 77029
    Port of Houston Authority
    713-670-2400, 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
    2000 Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX 77092
    713-686-9494, 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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