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Best Things To Do in Houston

H-town contains things to do for outdoors enthusiasts (Buffalo Bayou), families (the Houston zoo and children's museums) and lovers of art (the superb Menil Collection). Shoppers will enjoy the massive Galleria, and there's even a very good and very sobering Holocaust Museum Houston. And we can't forget Tex-Mex: The city teems with excelente Texas-Mexico fusion cuisine.  

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#1
Buffalo Bayou Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Just so there's no confusion, the name "Buffalo Bayou" refers to an entire 52-mile waterway that starts in Katy ... read more»

#2
The Menil Collection Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Menil Collection is the compilation of art collected by Jean and Dominique de Menil. Besides the tribal, antiquity, Byzantine ... read more»

#3
Holocaust Museum Houston
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Although, as one TripAdvisor user puts it, the Holocaust Museum Houston is "not exactly a pleasant place to go," it ... read more»

#4
Minute Maid Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Minute Maid Park, home to Major League Baseball's Astros, is another popular place to while away some hours in ... read more»

#5
The Galleria Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Galleria is just a fancy way to say "humongous mall." This gargantuan place predominantly contains upscale brands like True ... read more»

#6
Children's Museum of Houston
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: This museum, just like its name suggests, is all for the little ones, ages six months to 12 years. Exhibits ... read more»

#7
Houston Zoo
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Houston Zoo contains several thousand animals that range from cheetahs to giraffes to otters to bats. There's even ... read more»

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