Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Houston

Menil Collection

John and Dominique de Menil collected more than 15,000 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, archaeological artifacts and more during their lives. The modernist building, designed by Renzo Piano, houses rotating hi…
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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

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 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…
Museum in Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

French impressionism, the Renaissance and post-1945 European and American painting really shine in this nationally renowned palace of art, which includes major works by Picasso and Rembrandt. Across the street, admi…
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

Don't miss the recently opened McGovern Centennial Gardens, with a spiral climbing hill that affords views of the construction cranes poking up through the skyline. It also has extensive botanical and sculpture gard…
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…