Houston and Galveston Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Houston and Galveston - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Art Car Museum

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If you can't visit Houston during the annual Art Car Parade (though do try to if you can), the next best thing is a visit to this funky...

Astrodome

  • Sports Venue

The Astrodome , the world's first domed stadium, was hailed as an engineering marvel when it opened. Sadly, the dome's former tenants—the...

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

This estate houses the MFAH's decorative arts collections and lets you step back in time to witness the elegant lifestyle of the first...

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Frescoes from a 13th-century votive chapel have been preserved in this jewel in the Menil complex, located one block from the Rothko...

City Hall

  • Government Building

Northwest of Tranquility Park, this 1939 modernist structure of Texas limestone was designed by Joseph Finger, Houston's premier architect...

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in an aluminum-sheathed trapezoid, this non-collecting institution hosts traveling avant-garde art shows. Once recent exhibition...

Discovery Green

  • Park/Playground

Houston's newest park opened in April 2008, across from the George R. Brown Convention Center. The 12-acre greenspace features Wi-Fi...

Downtown Aquarium

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Well, it's another Landry's property with a themed restaurant... but, like Kemah, this one's a lot of fun for the kids. There's a giant...

Fannin Flower District

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Got a date? On your way to visit a friend at the hospital? Or perhaps for some reason you need fresh tulips at 3 am? The 24-hour Fannin...

George R. Brown Convention Center

  • Convention Center

This massive convention center on the east side of downtown, one of the 10 largest in the nation, is named for Houston entrepreneur,...

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