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Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058 281.244.2100
Space Center Houston is about as close as you can get to the moon without actually going there. Through a combination of live presentations, film and a large collection of artifacts, visitors to the Houston Space Center learn everything there is to know about the history of human space travel.

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002 713.223.FISH
Sea creatures of every shape and size are on view at the Downtown Aquarium. A great place for family fun.

Houston Zoo
1513 N. MacGregor, Houston, Texas 77030 713.533.6500
The Houston Zoo covers an expanse of 55 acres and is home to thousands of animals that represent more than 500 species, from the winged inhabitants of the Tropical Bird House to the slithering reptiles in one of the nation's largest collections of venomous snakes.

Lynchburg Ferry
1001 South Lynchburg Road, Baytown, TX 77520 281.424.3521
The historic Lynchburg Ferry service played a vital role in Texas' fight for independence in 1836. Although short, the ride is enjoyable and the scenery is beautiful, making the 10-mile drive from the city to the ferry dock well worth it.

The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd., Suite 4850, Houston, TX 77056 713.622.0663
One of the largest shopping malls in the nation, The Houston Galleria houses an indoor skating rink, two hotels and 2.4 million square feet of shops, in addition to office buildings, and restaurants.

Memorial Park
6501 Memorial, Houston, TX 77098
Spread over more than 1400 acres, Memorial Park offers a variety of activities and excursions including six miles of recreational trails along the bayou (perfect for biking or jogging) and the behemoth Memorial Park Golf Course.

Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 713.227.0957
Houston’s premier destination for great food and entertainment featuring Hard Rock Café and the Verizon Wireless Theater.

Health Museum
1515 Herman Drive, Houston, TX 77004 713.521.1515 
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health.

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565 877.285.3624
The Kemah Boardwalk is a hotel and restaurant destination in Kemah, Texas, USA, which also features a small selection of amusement rides. The main attractions of the 35 acre complex, which opened in 2001, are its many restaurants overlooking Galveston Bay, recreational sailing, and rides. The area was developed by Landry's, which owns all of the restaurants on the boardwalk. Activities include shopping and midway games, as well as a miniature train that traverses the entire area….

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
Helping to revitalize the eastern part of downtown Houston, this engaging ballfield premiered in 2000 and has proven to be a fan favorite. The home of Astros baseball was constructed on parking lots near the old train station and even incorporates part of Union Station in its design. The intimate venue boasts a spectacular, retractable roof that...

Hermann Park
Hermann Dr at Fannin & Montrose, Houston, TX 77030
Centrally located, Hermann Park boasts lots of attractions, including the zoo, an outdoor theater, a Japanese garden and a golf course. Visitors can enjoy a picnic under the pines, ride the miniature train, rent paddle boats, or simply stroll about and enjoy the scenery. Plus, Houston Museum of Natural Science is within walking distance, as is the...

Heritage Society
1100 Bagby St, Sam Houston Park, Houston, TX 77002
Sam Houston Park was carved from family-owned land and transformed in 1900 into a pastoral haven for city residents. In the 1950s, the Heritage Society was created to preserve the property's Kellum-Noble House; the group later began relocating other historic homes to the park and restoring them. Currently, eight structures exist, dressed in...

Traders Village-Houston
7979 N. Eldridge Road, Houston, TX 77041 281.890.5500
Traders Village Flea Markets in Grand Prairie and Houston are nationally known as the most-visited weekend flea markets and festival complexes in Texas. Each year the market's 4-million guests shop for treasures from more than 5,000 vendors. Each market has over 100 acres to browse, shop, trade and play. Shoppers from around the world come for the bargain hunting and discover everything from hand-made crafts to one-of-a-kind treasures.



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