Posted by: RasmaSandra | July 12, 2021

Having Fun In Houston

The skyscrapers of downtown Houston rise above and behind the restored neo-classical 1910 Harris County Courthouse in downtown Houston, Texas.

Houston is a large metropolis in Texas that extends to Galveston Bay.

A top tourist attraction is the Space Center Houston which is the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space center. This is a huge complex where you can walk through the space shuttle replica Independence. You can also walk inside a replica of America’s first space stations, Skylab. You can learn about NASA’s upcoming missions among them travel to Mars. On Fridays around noon visitors can meet an astronaut.

An open-air tram tour will take you to Johnson Space Center, home of mission control. The tour will also take you to Rocket Park where you can see rockets on display For a one of a kind experience you can sign up for a Level 9 Tour and enjoy a behind the scenes look at Johnson Space Center.

The Museum District is one of Houston’s greatest cultural attractions with 19 museums al in the lovely Downtown area. Among the highlights are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Menil Collection, the Holocaust Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Museum Of Fine Arts has an amazing collection of more than 6,000 years of history and approximately 64,000 works from six continents. There are also workshops, programs, and resource center. Guided tours are available.

Buffalo Bayou Park is a lovely green space that stretches through city. The highlight of the park are the moving waters of Buffalo Bayou.

There are walking and biking trails, a dog park, sculptures, and shady spots to cool off. A unique sight in the park is the Cistern, an old underground drinking water reservoir from 1926, which now hosts changing art installations.

Buffalo Bayou Park is home to a huge colony of Mexican free-tailed bats that inhabit the Waugh Drive Bridge. Every evening at sunset about 250,000 bats fly out from under the bridge. You can enjoy Buffalo Bayou by renting a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard and go out on the water. Different tours are also available.

The highllight of Hermann Park is the Houston Zoo. The zoo has over 6,000 exotic and indigenous animals. There is an education center and children’s zoo as well. Among the highlights at the zoo are giraffe feedings, marine life at the aquarium and watching the sea lions and otters at play.

The Houston Children’s Museum is a fun place for families where children can have a fun time with hands-on and interactive displays. Among the highlights are the How Does It Work Zone where children can see how thing in every day life operate and the SECRETS Spy Game exhibit where they can be secret agents.

You can enjoy the street art in Houston and see the colorful murals that decorate the walls of establishments in different locations all over the city.

The unofficial curator of Houston’s street art is the artist known as Gonzo247 and is one of the city’s most famous street artists, He is the creator of the giant “Houston Inspired” mural at the corner of Travis and Preston Streets.

Rice University campus

The Rice University Campus in downtown Houston is a popular outdoor space with walking and running trails. There are many shady trees and lovely old buildings. The grounds have many impressive contemporary artworks.

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park has an impressive multi-story sculptural fountain that sends cascades of water over large concrete walls and sculptures.

JP Morgan Chase Tower
is a 75-story skyscraper that rises up just over 1,000 ft, high. It is the tallest building in Texas, the world’s tallest five-sided building, the 13th tallest in the US and the 79th tallest in the world. At the top you can enjoy spectacular views of the city.

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