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Sightseeing and landmarks in Houston

Art museums

Art Museum
“Always an amazing exhibit present and permanent collections are impressive. ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Menil is my first recommendation when visitors ask what they should see in Houston. You never know what amazing artist will be on display. The collection has some of the finest pieces from artists of every style. My favorite room is the often creepy, Witness to a Surrealist Vision. It is wonderfully strange. Oh, another great thing about the Menil, it is always free. ”
  • 199 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”
  • 40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum of elaborately decorated cars & contemporary art with a scrap-metal & chrome exterior.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“The Museum of Fine Arts regularly shows arthouse and international films in its basement.”
  • 7 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

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
“Come at dusk and check out the bat’s flight. I haven’t been myself, but I hear it’s a nice sight.”
  • 24 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'.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“A wonderful day outing for ages between 4 and 94 Only 4 miles door to door ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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
“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
Library
  • 1 local recommends