Our Top 5 Places To Visit In Houston

Here’s our list of the top 5 places to visit in Houston, the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest in the country. There are over 90 different languages spoken in the city, making it one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Houston is definitely a wonderful place to visit as it has lots of incredible places and fun-filled locations to explore. Residents are friendly and accommodating especially towards strangers. Because it is the South, Houston is home to several lovely entertainment venues to see old country music. Your trip to this wonderful city will be incomplete without visiting any of the under listed tourist attractions.

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Our Top Places To Visit In Houston 1 – NASA Johnson Space Center

Renowned for being the city’s most popular attraction, NASA Johnson Space Center is the control center for the space program and the official NASA’s visitor’s site.

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One of the fun filled things to do is “Lunch with an Astronaut”. Take a tour to the historic Mission Control and go through a simulator that will bring back memories of space trips.

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It is a favorite spot among kids and adults alike as there are fun things to do including shopping and eating out in one of the great restaurants.

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Our Top Places To Visit In Houston 2 – Museum of Fine Arts

This is one of the places definitely worth visiting for everyone as it houses a massive collection of great artworks.

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The Museum of Fine Arts features 64,000 artworks from different cultures including Renaissance Art, Expressionist Art and African Tribal Art.

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In a bid to encourage beautiful architectural designs and works among students and locals, a section of the Museum’s building is used to display their artworks. Exhibitions in this section of the museum offers visitors the chance to see the flairs of residents and students in Houston. The museum also houses a magnificent gift shop and beautiful restaurant where visitors can have a taste of delectable meal after the day’s tour.

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Our Top Places To Visit In Houston 3 – Museum of Natural Science

If you are not interested in visiting NASA Johnson Space Center, you can plan a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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There are plenty of things to do and places to see. A section of the museum is dedicated to dinosaurs. Visitors can view a large collection of dinosaurs on display in the museum.

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Other places of interest include the butterfly center, the planetarium and the IMAX theatre where visitors can see a movie.

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Founded in 1909, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is designed to educate people in the area of natural science and other related subjects.

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Our Top Places To Visit In Houston 4 – Houston Zoo

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Houston Zoo is regarded by many as one of the best in the country. Located in downtown Houston, there is plenty to see and do.

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Well organized with lots of wonderful animals, often in natural habitats with great transitions between each section. Be prepared for lots of walking.

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 There are also plenty of little things to entertain kids in between, including the petting zoo and playground, not to mention a great shaded area for those extra hot days.  

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Volunteers are always ready to help and answer questions and give explanations. 

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The addition of gorillas to the zoo in 2015 has been a huge hit as the exhibit is outstanding. The Zoo Lights is fun too.

Houston zoo has plenty for everyone. 

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Cost for adults is about $20. Free entry for younger children. They also give Military discounts, and if you have a Bank of America card, Tuesdays are free for you. 

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Suggestions

Get there early for a number of reasons, including avoiding the downtown traffic, and to ensure getting a parking spot as it can get quite busy.

Bring your own snacks/food/water.

Our Top Places To Visit In Houston 5 – Holocaust Museum Houston

A profound, intense and moving experience. It’s important to never forget what happened.  Very informative, the subject matter is overwhelming at times.  The museum is a local effort and many survivors who lived (and still live) in Houston also share their stories in a movie that is screened. It does a wonderful job of sharing the history and lessons of the Holocaust, but it also does a great job of teaching how everyone of us can make a difference in today’s world, as we keep in mind the lessons learned from history.  Located in the museum district, it is well worth a visit.

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