Houston attractions

Top Choice Museum in Houston

Menil Collection

As the name suggests, the Menil Collection is rooted in the extraordinary array of art and archaeological artifacts amassed by Houstonians John and Dominique de Menil. Housed in a modernist building designed by Renz…
Top Choice Park in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park

This sinuous 160-acre city park follows Buffalo Bayou west from downtown, with easy pedestrian access and plentiful parking en route. Sweeping views stretch back to the downtown skyline, while assorted areas are dev…
Top Choice Museum in Houston

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Don’t even dream you’ll see the whole of this colossal and absolutely stellar museum – the most popular in Texas – in a single visit. The permanent collection alone is extraordinary, with colorful models and massive…
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 Museum in Houston

Rothko Chapel

Commissioned by the Menils in 1964 to create a non-denominational chapel, American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (1903–70) devoted the final years of his life to the project. The octagonal brick structure now h…
Museum in Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This nationally renowned palace of art starts its displays with ‘Splendors of the Ancient World’, and boasts a fine collection of pre-Columbian golden treasures from South America. Its chief emphasis, though, lies i…
Museum in Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston

A superbly curated and presented museum offers an in-depth education on the context, history and aftermath of not only the holocaust itself but of Nazi Germany's terrifying rise to power. Other exhibits trace the li…
Park in Houston

McGovern Centennial Gardens

These recently opened gardens have a spiral climbing hill that affords views of the construction cranes poking up through the skyline. It also has extensive botanical and sculpture gardens with notables such as Mart…
Gardens in Houston

Lillie & Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

Admire the talents of luminaries such as Rodin and Matisse in this tranquil sculpture garden, on the north side of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Museum in Houston

Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curates the impressive historical decorative arts collection (1600s to 1850s) displayed here. The 1928 home once belonged to Ms Ima Hogg, a well-known Houston civic leader and genero…