Houston Attractions

 

Space Center Houston

Nasa/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
The Museum District, near Rice University and Hermann Park
The Houston Zoological Gardens
Cockrell Butterfly Tower, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, featuring a continually changing collection of live butterflies in a walk-through tropical garden
The Texas Medical Center
The Theater District - 10 blocks in downtown Houston with the Allen Theatre, Wortham Theater, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Bayou Place (entertainment complex), parks and plazas
San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History, and the Battleship Texas
The Bishop's Palace, the Railroad Museum, Strand Street Theatre, and the tall ship Elissa in Galveston
Moody Gardens, with 10-story glass Rainforest Pyramid and one of the world's three 3-D IMAX theaters, aquarium, in Galveston
Downtown Houston - a world famous skyline, a kaleidoscope of contemporary architecture, 28 pieces of public art by internationally acclaimed artists
Chase Tower's 60th floor public observation deck (Mon. - Fri. 8-5)
Astrodome U.S.A. - Astrodome, Astrohall, Astroarena and Expo Center
Minute Maid Field - Downtown ballpark with a retractable roof which opens up to the downtown skyline.
Reliant Stadium - World's first retractable roof NFL stadium
Six Flags Astroworld, a 65 acre amusement park
Six Flags Waterworld, 15 acres of water sports and attractions adjoining AstroWorld
FunPlex - indoor entertainment complex and 15 acres of water sports
Splashtown U.S.A., a 46 acre water park wit 17 major water rides and attractions

Port of Houston and Houston Ship Channel (90 minute free tour available with advance arrangements 713-670-2576)

The Galleria, at three-story retail/entertainment/hotel center that is a premier attraction for visitors and residents alike
The Water Wall at Williams Tower
Sea Center Texas (Lake Jackson), an experimental hatchery with aquariums featuring Texas Gulf Coast marine life
The Connection - begun in 1929; now 6.3 miles of enclosed, air-conditioned tunnels and elevated walkways with retail and service establishments - links more than 70 downtown buildings.