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Houston can be divided neatly into three major areas. The city's very modern downtown (which includes the theater district) inspired one architecture critic to declare Houston "America's future." A few miles south of downtown are some of the Southwest's leading museums, along with Rice University and the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center. Finally, 15 minutes west of downtown is the Uptown/Galleria area, a thriving shopping and business center.


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