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The Arts

Lawndale Art & Performance Center
713-528-5858
Rice University Art Galleries
713-527-6069
October Gallery
244 W. 19th St. (Heights)
Large eclectic gallery featuring hundreds of artists from around the country.
713-861-3411
Portico
Art gallery & home accessories.
2426 Times Blvd. (in the Village)
713-524-0575
Project Row Houses
2500 Holman
Sally Sprout Gallery
713-526-6461
The Alley Theater
Houston's first real theater venue.
713-228-8421

DaCamera
Renowned for its creative and diverse programming of jazz and chamber music.
713-524-5050
Houston Ballet
Ongoing
713-227-ARTS
Houston Grand Opera
Ongoing
713-227-ARTS
Houston Symphony
713-224-7575
Theater Under the Stars
The largest non-profit producer of musical theater in America.
713-558-2600
Wortham Theater Center
713-277-ARTS

Museums

Battleship Texas

281 479 2431
The Art Car Museum
Located in the Houston Heights, a must see.
(713)861-5526
Bayou Bend
Newly restored home and gardens of famous Houston socialite Ima Hogg.
713-639-7750
Children's Museum of Houston
A place to take the kids
713-522-1138
Contempory Arts Museum
713-284-8250

Houston Maritime Museum
2204 Dorrington
Houston, TX 77030
713-666-1910

Holocaust Museum
713-942-8000 (free)
The Menil Collection
Ongoing 713-525-9400

Museum of Fine Arts
www.mfah.org
1001 Bissonnet (at Main), Houston, Texas 77005
hours: Tuesday,Wednsady and Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday 12:15 pm to 7 pm

713-526-1361
map to Museum of fine Arts 
  
Museum of Natural Science
713-639-IMAX
San Jacinto Monument & Museum

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park is 20 miles east of downtown Houston. From Loop 610, take Texas Highway 225 East for eight miles. Exit on Battleground Road and turn left. Street Address: One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas 77571-9744
(281) 479-2421 map to San Jacinto Monument

Places to go - things to see.

Astrodome
The world’s first domed stadium, known as "the eighth wonder of the world" 30 years ago, is now  home to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and other special events. Daily tours. 8400 Kirby  at Loop 610, 713-799-9500.
Bayou Place
Downtown Houston’s new entertainment complex is the largest of its kind in Texas, with the Ariel  Theater, the Angelika Film Center, and several restaurants, including the Hard Rock Café, under  one roof. 502 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1600.

Houston Zoo
phone 713 533 6500

George Observatory
The drive out to Brazos Bend State Park is worth the effort just to check out the heavens on the  gigantic 36-inch research telescope, but be sure to call for reservations. Smaller telescopes are also  available anytime. 21901 FM 762, Needville, 409-553-3400.
Moody Gardens
Galveston has more than beaches to offer our visitors. This renowned attraction offers the new  Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid, a stunning IMAX Theater and the Palm Beach Water  Park. One Hope Blvd., 800-582-4673
NASA’S Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston
For far-out fun, see actual spacecraft, like Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules; watch astronauts  train for upcoming shuttle missions; touch a moon rock; or walk in space through state-of-the-art  simulators.
Space Center Houston is located at 1601 Nasa Rd, Houston, TX 77058, approximately 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area.
281-244-2100 map to Houston Space Center

also see: NASA - www.nasa.gov
Port of Houston
Make a reservation well in advance to board the Sam Houston for a free 90-minute cruise around  the Port and Ship Channel. Tour information: Gate 8, Wharf 7, 7600 Clinton Drive, 713-670-2576.
The Tunnel System
An interesting jaunt for a bad-weather day, Houston’s sub-terranean tunnel system connects 55  office buildings with a plethora of shops and services. Discover Houston conducts private walking  tours of this mind-boggling maze. 713-222-9255.
Kemah Waterfront
This renovated development on the Kemah channel to Galveston Bay is loaded with family fun,  though peak times are over-crowded. Known for its long row of seafood eateries, it has now added  a nostalgic amusement park, complete with a classic Ferris wheel and carousel. #1 Kemah  Waterfront, 281-334-2513.
Six Flags Astro World Water World
Family fun is also the order of the day at this 75-acre amusement park just across Loop 610 from  the Astrodome. Thrill rides include Taz’s Texas Tornado and the terrifying Dungeon Drop. The cool  water park, conveniently situated next door to Astro World, includes a 30,000-square-foot wave  pool, a 900-foot lazy river and water slides galore. 9001 Kirby, 713-799-1234.
SplashTown

Catch a wave north of town with 45 acres of fun, including 35 rides with wave pools, water slides  and kiddy sensations. 21300 North Interstate 45, 281-355-3300.
River Oaks
Perhaps Houston's most prestigious neighborhood, native Houstonians especially will take notice of  an R.O. address. Characterized by wide, oak lined streets and beautiful mature landscape, River  Oaks Boulevard and Kirby Drive are the main thoroughfares and are graced with beautiful large  estates. Home of the Azalea Trail and the River Oaks Country Club, River Oaks is nestled between  the Galleria and Downtown. Memorial Park is just to the North. The upper Kirby Business District  and and West Gray areas provide many of Houston's trendiest restaurants and boutiques. For mall  shopping the mother of all malls - the Galleria is very nearby. Homes were built here back to the 20's but there are new homes available also. Prices range from $800,000 to multi-millions.



Bingo Games Houston
Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall
8001-U South Kirkwood Houston, Texas 77072
Phone 281-498-7036.

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