Houston and Galveston

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  • 1. Space Center Houston


    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 of the Mission...Read More

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  • 2. The Menil Collection

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 3. Art Car Museum

    Heights | Museum/Gallery

    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 museum...Read More

  • 4. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    River Oaks | 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 half...Read More

  • 5. Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

    Museum District | 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 Chapel...Read More

  • 6. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 7. Holocaust Museum Houston

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 8. Houston Children's Museum

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 9. Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

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  • 10. Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden


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

  • 11. Moody Gardens


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

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  • 12. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 13. Texas Seaport Museum


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

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