Orange Show Center for Visionary Art


Originally a mazelike junk-art tribute to one man's favorite citrus fruit, this wonderfully cluttered site is now home to all manner of folk art installations. The original creation here, the Orange Show, remains a vision with great appeal.

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1. Discovery Green


Your place to frolic downtown. This 12-acre park has a lake, playground, fountains to splash in, outdoor art, restaurants and a performance space. The…

2. Children's Museum of Houston

3.65 MILES

An activity-filled museum, where little ones can learn how stuff works, create inventions, play games or draw in an open-air art studio. Admission is free…

3. Asia Society Texas Center

3.69 MILES

The contemporary architecture of the Asia Center building, complete with infinity pool and hourly misty fog, is as impressive as its changing exhibits…

4. Health Museum

3.71 MILES

Future surgeons will like checking out the huge organs on display in this very interactive museum. Other exhibits explain DNA and more.

5. Holocaust Museum Houston

3.72 MILES

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…

6. Allen's Landing Park

3.75 MILES

Named after Houston's founders, Allen's Landing marks the spot on Buffalo Bayou where Houston's settlement began. So far the original wharf has been…

7. Saint Arnold Brewery

3.81 MILES

The beer hall at Houston's most famous craft brewery overlooks the production area and is freely open for drinking and eating. Tours are usually offered…

8. Market Square Park

3.81 MILES

You can get a real feel for old Houston from the 19th-century buildings that line two sides of the square, the historical center of downtown. A few…