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Below are some highlights of Houston, TX. For a more detailed look at things to do in Houston, please click the image below.


The Galleria

The Galleria is one of the country's largest malls and an enormous Houston attraction, The Galleria offers more than 350 retailers beneath its stunning atriums. Attached to two hotels and boasting an ice-skating rink, the complex also gets a designer punch with businesses like Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Gianni Versace, and Cartier. Of course, you'll find many mall standards here as well, not to mention a host of terrific restaurants, including BiCE and Ninfa's. Fast-food options can also be had. 

Holocaust Museum Houston

The Holocaust Museum Houston is a living testimonial to those who died.  A place to honor those who survived, and a source of education for present and future generations. 

Houston Museum of Natural Science

If it's found in nature, you can probably learn about it at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This fascinating museum, established in 1909, instructs visitors on energy, wildlife, astronomy, and much more. As you enter the main room, dinosaurs loom overhead; beyond them are exhibits about the Serengeti plains, historic displays in the Hall of the Americas, and an arresting showcase of more than 600 gems and minerals. Additional levels present fossils and other features of the natural world. Added attractions include the Cockrell Butterfly Center, where dozens of species fly freely, and the Wortham IMAX theater. 

Houston Rockets (NBA)

The Houston Rockets, winners of back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, continue to be top competitors in the Western Conference of the NBA.

Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, is located in downtown Houston at Union Station, Minute Maid Park was built to reflect Houston's historical relationship with the railroads and features a vintage, full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 feet of track on the left-field wall. Minute Maid Park beautifully incorporates modern conveniences like a retractable roof, yet exudes a truly classic atmosphere complete with red brick masonry and natural grass.  Our tours will give our guests a behind-the-scenes look at Minute Maid Park.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1900, is Texas' first art museum and one of the nation's largest. Its holdings represent the range of history, and its collections include Renaissance and Baroque items, Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, and African gold pieces. Along with the museum's campus structures, the MFAH includes Cullen Sculpture Garden, 18 acres of public gardens, and two historic house museums in the River Oaks neighborhood: Bayou Bend and Rienzi. Traveling exhibitions bolster the museum's own 51,000 works. Cafe on premises.

Space Center Houston

For security reasons, Space Center Houston visitors aren't allowed to see all of its operations, but regular tram tours let them visit most of the working facility, where they can ogle a Saturn rocket or observe shuttle payload bays. Exhibits cover the history of manned spaceflight and hoped-for future explorations, while the Mission Status Center provides live updates on current flights. In addition, the Kids' Space Place offers interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater, a full-scale model of the space shuttle, and moon rocks that you can actually touch.