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Sightseeing and landmarks in Houston

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest cultural institution in the southwest region of the United States. The Museum’s encyclopedic collections of nearly 70,000 objects cover world cultures dating from antiquity to the present and...more”
  • 217 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A legacy of the philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection opened in 1987. The museum presents regular rotations of artworks from its growing permanent collection, organizes special exhibitions and programs throughout the year, publishes scholarly books, and conducts research. The Menil Collection’s main museum building anchors a parklike 30-acre campus, which also includes the Cy Twombly Gallery, a site-specific Dan Flavin installation, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel—now a venue for long-term installations by contemporary artists—and outdoor sculpture.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“A national treasure for modern art lovers. Be sure to visit the Menil Collection nearby. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston is a not-for-profit institution in the Museum District, Houston, Texas, founded in 1948, dedicated to presenting contemporary art to the public”
  • 37 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Like art shows? Like car shows? The Art Car Museum, also known as ‘Garage Mahal,’ displays a unique and exciting combination of both. One contributor says, ‘once you start putting stuff on your car, you never stop.’ Local artists take the hunk of metal and transform it into captivating contemporary art with personal statements. The cars on exhibit rotate every so often, and there are even parades. Admission is free, and everyone can find something enjoyable.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“The Museum of Fine Arts regularly shows arthouse and international films in its basement.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Beautiful, serene, and pristine. I love this area - it is never that crowded so it's a great place to unwind amid the hustle and bustle of Houston. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 4 locals recommend

Landmark experiences

History museums

History Museum
“ This is a must see for all the aviation addicts in the family. The museum is housed in the original art deco Houston Municipal Airport and showcases a truly wonderful display of all things airline related, including Houston’s own aviation history. The Museum occupies the entire ground floor (with the renovation of the upper floors including the observation decks and tower cab pending) and holds airline treasures such as the ticket desks for Braniff and Eastern Airlines and many more wonderful displays of architecture and aviation from a time gone by.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Worth going! This is the fourth largest Holocaust memorial museum in the United States. They are currently busy with construction of a new building, should be completed by Spring 2019 . Untill then they are housing a temporary museam close to NRG stadium - 9220 Kirby Drive. ”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum

Scenic lookouts

Bridge
“Are you a fan of the batman?? Or maybe just bats in general?! Well this place is a must see! I personally have never gone, but in the evenings around 7:30 supposedly you see a flock of bats fly out to roam the night skies! Check it out!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“17 acres of bird sanctuary with trails. Take some binoculars and a bird guide app. Consider becoming an Audubon Society member and kick off or add to your 'Very Big Year'.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“This is not located in Galveston, but it is about 35 minutes away (driving). I have amazing memories here, and I believe that entire families can have a wonderful time! There is even a piece of the moon there that your kids can get excited about touching!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

Art and museum tours

Libraries

Park
“Also, Miller Outdoor Theatre - concert & plays in the park for free. located near downtown - usually 7pm events if not 8pm - Have a picnic on the hill while you watch the concert Discovery Green - charge a fee most of the time but very nice ..upscale ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“there are free computers with internet for the public and use of a printer for a small fee per page”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“If you'd like to learn more about this neighborhood, this Library is a great place to start. Make a point to view the lower galleries, upstairs you will find the library collection. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Very close by and they have a large selection of books, magazines and kid´s books. They also have things going on during summer for kids. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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