Lawndale Art & Performance Center
Rice University Art Galleries
244 W. 19th St. (Heights)
Large eclectic gallery featuring hundreds of artists from around the country.
Art gallery & home accessories.
2426 Times Blvd. (in the Village)
Project Row Houses
Sally Sprout Gallery
The Alley Theater
Houston's first real theater venue.
Renowned for its creative and diverse programming of jazz and chamber music.
Houston Grand Opera
Theater Under the Stars
The largest non-profit producer of musical theater in America.
Wortham Theater Center
281 479 2431
The Art Car Museum
Located in the Houston Heights, a must see.
Newly restored home and gardens of famous Houston socialite Ima Hogg.
Children's Museum of Houston
A place to take the kids
Contempory Arts Museum
Houston Maritime Museum
Houston, TX 77030
The Menil Collection
Museum of Fine Arts
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
Museum of Natural Science
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
(281) 479-2421 map
to San Jacinto Monument
Places to go -
things to see.
The worlds 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.
Downtown Houstons 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.
phone 713 533 6500
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,
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
NASAS 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, Houstons 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.
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 Tazs 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.
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.
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.
Columbus Bingo Hall
8001-U South Kirkwood Houston, Texas 77072
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