Houston and Galveston Sights

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Rothko Chapel

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Adjacent to the lawns surrounding the Menil complex, this moody octagonal sanctuary designed by Philip Johnson houses 14 Mark Rothko...

San Jacinto Museum of History

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Alfred Finn, a Houston architect, designed this 570-foot-tall monument, which rises over the site (in nearby La Porte) where Sam Houston...


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The entire family will have a fun time at this water park, located on the bay side of the island. Schlitterbahn features speed slides,...

Space Center Houston

  • Museum/Gallery

Remember Apollo 13's "Houston, we have a problem?" This is the "Houston" that Jim Lovell and his crew were talking to—and the home...

Texas Medical Center

  • Hospital–Sight

The world's largest medical center is just a few blocks south of the Museum District. As you drive down Main Street, the soaring glass...

Texas Seaport Museum

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Aboard the restored 1877 tall ship Elissa, detailed interpretive signs provide information about the shipping trade in the 1800s, including...

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park

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Houston's first and oldest municipal park contains nine historic structures and a museum gallery. The Kellum-Noble House is Houston's...

The Menil Collection

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This is one of the city's premier cultural treasures. Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the spacious building, with its airy galleries...

Toyota Center

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The National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets, the WNBA's Comets, and the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros play in this...

Tranquility Park

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This cool oasis of fountains and walkways was built to commemorate the first landing on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission. The terrain...


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