Excursions in Houston

You can book more than 21 tours, tickets to museums, and skip-the-line passes to the main sights in Houston.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Houston

Whether you're looking to experience a one-time event or you want to get a better sense of the city, guided tours and excursions in Houston are a great way to make the most of your trip. This article will explore a few of the most popular attractions in the city and provide tips for planning a day trip.

Space Center Houston

During your tour of the Space Center Houston, you will see an actual space shuttle cockpit, a full-size refueling tank and flight hardware, and much more. You will also be treated to a trip to Mission Control. You will learn how NASA trains astronauts, and you will have a chance to touch real moon rocks. You will also learn about space exploration, and you will see some of the most amazing artifacts in the world.

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is a 250,000 square foot educational entertainment complex that specializes in space exploration. It is a one of a kind destination that will give you a behind the scenes look at the space exploration program.

Tanger Outlets

During your trip to Houston, Texas, you will want to visit one of the outlet malls. These malls offer name brands at great prices.

A trip to Tanger Outlets in Houston will provide you with a fun and informative experience. Tanger Outlets in Houston features over 200 outlet stores, from upscale brands to the cheaper end of the spectrum. These stores offer savings on items such as electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics.

Tanger Outlets in Houston is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekends. They offer an easy to navigate layout, several restaurants, and fudge shops.

The Menil Collection

Founded by John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection is Houston's premier art museum. It contains approximately 17,000 pieces of art, including sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. The museum displays works of art from medieval antiquities to contemporary European paintings.

The Menil Collection is located on a 30 acre campus in Houston's Montrose neighborhood. It is designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The campus is an artistic and creative enclave in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It contains understated buildings and green lawns.

The campus is also home to the Cy Twombly Gallery, which was built in 1995 and features works by Cy Twombly. Twombly is a painter, sculptor and photographer. His work is largely influenced by ancient Mediterranean history and mythology. His works feature trademark scrawls and musical staff.

Big Rivers Waterpark

Whether you are looking for a family friendly destination in Houston, or you're just looking for a place to get away from the heat, you're in luck! The Big Rivers Waterpark is a great place to enjoy a day of fun with your family. It features a large lazy river, a wave pool, and a number of different slides. You'll also find a petting zoo, a giant maze, and a bunch of other fun attractions.

The park is home to the world's largest interactive water play structure. This area includes over 300 water play elements. The waterpark also has a floating obstacle course that's great for kids and adults alike.

Buffalo Bayou Park

Located on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Bayou Park is an incredible 160-acre greenspace. The park includes public art, trails, and gathering areas for visitors to picnic. It also features two visitor centers.

The park is a great place for canoeing, kayaking, and jogging. It is also home to a bat colony that includes over 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. These bats are nonmigratory and make Buffalo Bayou their home. The park is a great place to view them as they emerge from crevices at dusk.

The park also features numerous trails, including a nature play area, a dog park, and a creative nature play area. There is also a unique event venue, the Sunset Coffee Building, which features an outdoor plaza and a spacious indoor area.

Historic working ranch

Located just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, George Ranch Historical Park is a 480-acre living history museum. It features four historic home sites that span a century. Visitors can walk through restored houses and watch costumed interpreters and reenactors portray characters from the 1890s to 1930s.

The George Ranch Home is the central building of the park. Visitors can tour the house and take part in an orientation video. The house was constructed in the early 1900s. It is now owned by The George Foundation. The ranch still practices ranch work and open range grazing. Horseback riding is available. The home features a cookhouse, smokehouse, and cistern house.

The best things to do in Houston

There are a ton of great places to visit while you are visiting Houston. The Houston Museum District is one of the city's biggest contributions to the local culture. There are almost 20 museums in the area, and 11 of them are free. Some of the most popular museums include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum, and the Museum of Natural Science.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is a great place for art lovers. This museum features a wide range of works from artists throughout the world. There are also regular events that are held in the museum. Visitors are welcome to attend any of these events for free.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

When you're in Houston, Texas, you'll want to check out the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This natural history museum is located in Hermann Park. It features more than 200,000 specimens, and is definitely one of the most unique museums in the United States.

Hermann Park

Hermann Park is an excellent spot for outdoor activities. The park is home to a quaint railroad, and the train ride provides a scenic overview of the park. The train ride is about 15-20 minutes, and makes several stops.

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park is an urban green space that is unique to Houston. It's home to the city's largest bat colony and a variety of wildlife. It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the Houston skyline while taking a stroll or bike ride.

Buffalo Bayou Park

Rothko Chapel

Whether you are traveling to Houston for business or pleasure, a visit to the Rothko Chapel is one of the best ways to spend a few hours. Rothko's paintings are thought-provoking and cause you to pause and reflect. The chapel has recently undergone renovations that have made it more attractive than ever. The landscaping changes were completed by Virginia-based landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz. The new landscaping has transformed the chapel's side garden, including a new garden with tall Savannah holly trees. The result is a space that is welcoming and serene.

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