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...

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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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

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

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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

Holocaust Museum Houston

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This memorial and education center to those who died and survived the "Final Solution" is housed in a stark, cylindrical edifice. Devastating...

Houston Children's Museum

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Houston Children's Museum . Located in the Museum District, just a short stroll from Hermann Park, the Children's Museum of Houston offers...

Houston Museum of Natural Science

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You've got to hand it to this Houston museum for expanding the definition of traditional science programming with recent blockbuster...

Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

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the displays 19th- and 20th-century sculptures by Rodin, Matisse, Giacometti, and Stella in an outdoor space designed by Isamu Noguchi.

Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens is a multifaceted entertainment and educational complex inside pastel-color glass pyramids. Attractions include the 13-story...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Remarkable for the completeness of its enormous collection, the MFAH is housed in a complicated series of wings and galleries, many designed...


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