East Texas attractions

Top Choice Museum in Clear Lake & Around

Space Center Houston

Dream of a moon landing? You can hardly get closer than at the official visitor center and theme park–esque museum next to NASA's Johnson Space Center. The 90-minute tram tour of the center itself includes the histo…
Top Choice Museum in Houston

Menil Collection

The Menil Collection houses over 17,000 artworks and objects, including more than 10,000 works of art, sculpture and archaeological artifacts that John and Dominique de Menil collected during their lives. The modern…
Top Choice Park in Washington-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

This state historic site preserves and recreates parts of the original settlement that numbered 200 people in 1835. Make sure to watch the visitor center video before you take a tour of Independence Hall (where the …
Top Choice Museum in Houston

Houston Museum of Natural Science

World-class traveling exhibits – on everything from prehistoric cave paintings to Mayan civilization – have always been a big part of the attraction at this stellar museum, the most popular in Texas. The permanent c…
Top Choice Park in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park

This newly developed sinuous 160-acre park follows Buffalo Bayou west from downtown. There are numerous parking areas and you can walk here from many points. There are areas for exercise, contemplation, art exhibits…
Top Choice Park in Houston

Hermann Park

This 445-acre park is home to playgrounds, a lake with paddleboats, a picturesque Japanese Garden, the Hermann Park Miniature Train and the Houston Zoo. It offers shady walks under mature old oak trees and there are…
Top Choice Park in Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park

Caddo Lake State Park is a good place to start your lake adventure. Take an interpretive hike through the cypress forest on the lake’s western edge. Or, in summer, rent a canoe from the on-site concession, Old Port …
Top Choice Museum in Houston

Rothko Chapel

A temple of contemplation, a church or brutalist architecture? The Rothko Chapel and its serene grounds is whatever you want it to be. With 14 large paintings by American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, it's a p…
Top Choice Gardens in Tyler

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

Romantics, be prepared to swoon: home to the country’s biggest domestic supply of roses, Tyler is also home to this 14-acre garden with 38,000 plants in 500 varieties. A museum on-site gives full details on roses an…
Museum in Bryan-College Station

George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Whether you agree with the former president's politics or not, it's hard not to be fascinated by this museum. Exhibits trace George HW Bush's life and career, and serve as an interesting primer on American history f…