Houston Attractions That You Don't Want to Miss

There are so many things to see and do in Houston that you must see. Founded in 1836, Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Texas and according to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people. Houston, Texas is loaded with fun things to do and see on a vacation or a weekend getaway. Check out some of these place to go below.

Houston Attractions

Battleship Texas

Go on a guided tour to see the last battleship to participate in World Wars l and ll.

Battleship Texas

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Visiting the home of home of former civic leader and philanthropist, Irma Hogg, you will be the finest collection of American furnishings and paintings in the world. Venture outside on the 14 acres of the largest organic public garden in the state.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Children's Museum of Houston

The kids will love the 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and educational fun. Discover all there is to know about science, the environment, culture, math, and the arts. This museum is the most-attended children's museum of its size in the US.

Children's Museum of Houston

Downtown Aquarium

This is a 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland with over 200 aquatic species from around the world. This is part restaurant and part aquarium where you will see stingrays, sharks, and other exotic marine life.

Downtown Aquarium

The Health Museum

This is a journey inside the body to find out what you're made of. The amazing gallery includes a 22 foot backbone with ribs, a 10' walk through brain, a 12' beating heart, a walk in eyeball and so much more.

Children's Museum of Houston

Historic Pleasure Pier

Amusement park of rides, food, games, entertainment where you will be flying over guests on the Pier and soaring over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pleasure Pier

Houston Zoo

This 55 acre zoo houses 6,000 animals which you don't want to miss watch play in their habitats. There is always new babies to visit, or featured creatures.

Houston Zoo

IFLY Houston

The answer according to the leader in indoor skydiving, iFLY, is, "Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. Its where the dream of flight becomes a reality."

IFLY Houston

Kemah Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is a mixture of shops, amusement park rides, arcades, miniature train, and restaurants along the waterfront. There is plenty to keep the kids and adults busy.

Kemah Boardwalk

Lone Star Flight Museum

The Lone Star Flight Museum is home to one of the premier flying collections of historic aircraft in the world. This 100,000 foot facility has aircraft from the 1940's.

Lone Star Museum

Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens is one of the premier educational/recreational facilities in the Southwest. It also provides horticultural therapy, education and employment for persons with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities.

Moody Gardens

Sam Houston Race Park

This park hosts both Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse racing each year, along with music concerts of many genera.

Sam Houston Race Park

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

Open from March thru December because a large part of the park is covered in the winter. One of the newest Schlitterbahn parks features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid's playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave pool, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

 

Space Center Houston

Topgolf Houston

This is an entertainment and event venue in Houston with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, music and more! Great fun for the whole family.

Topgolf Houston

 

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