Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Lea
Houston, TX162 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I've been living in the galleria area for about 7 years, but I finally was able to visit the famous waterwall when my cousins came to town as they wanted to check out what Houston has to offer. We went during the weekend in the afternoon, so there were quite a few people already congregated in the area. I should also mention that they came during the World Series, so there were even more people than usual.

While there is paid street parking available, I would recommend parking 2 blocks away in the parking garage for the mall. If you see signs about Macy's or Nordstrom, you'll know you're in the right place. Although my cousins enjoyed the view and took some cute photos, I really don't think this is a MUST to visit when you're in town. If you have time though, by all means!

Pro tip: If you want to take photos with no one around during peak hours, try taking them on the sides than in the front. Another thing is to watch where you step; some dog owners aren't so responsible, so there might be some nasty findings left behind on the lawn.
Written 13 January 2023
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Krr1975
Sevierville, TN1,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I just got to do a drive by and let my mom out to hurridly take photos. No free parking around. There is a garage nearby that charged $5 for up to 2 hours. They need street parking for those want to spend 30 minutes or less there. Security guard driving around so people wouldn't park on the street.
Written 12 May 2022
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Jeff E
Georgetown, TX13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Nice place to checkout if u are in the Galleria mall area. My wife and I enjoyed sitting down and relaxing with noise of water. Many people here, so it expect to be crowded. The downside is that there is very very limited parking. You are better off parking at Galleria and just making the 7-10 minute walk over on a nice day
Written 13 December 2022
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Shantel S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Ever wonder where your famous instagramers took their twirling video/reel in an area surrounded by water?? It is here! The infamous Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park. I can literally sit here for hours and just listen to the calming water feature. Everyone whos everyone has taken photos here! I've seen graduation pictures as of late! It's really mesmerizing and captivating. Take pictures and don't forget to run to the middle and twirl around to get a full 360 effect!
Written 20 May 2022
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mrjonesii
Indianapolis, IN323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
First night in Houston. Visited after we had a nice dinner. This is a nice gem in the Galleria area. We parked at the Galleria mall. A woman was singing and a man was playing the saxophone. They both sounded well together and took requests. I’m assuming you could picnic in the area. Great opportunity for photos.
Written 25 July 2022
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Diana K
Feilding, New Zealand293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This area used to be called the Transco Tower and had an entire park around it - some 28 years ago my hubby and I ended our first "date" here where we talked for hours. We have lived in New Zealand now for 24 years and came back for a brief visit to Houston in December 2019 and visited. Houston has grown so much and there is now only a very small portion of the park remaining, and has luxury condos now covering what was the main portion of the park. We still loved seeing it - you need to find a park and walk back to it - but its a nice feature in the area. Like others say if you are in the Gallaria area anyway then worth seeing, but not worth a special drive to see this in isolation. The squirrels are very active and cute (we don't have Squirrels in NZ so we enjoyed seeing them again)
Written 20 January 2020
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Marissa L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Must visit when traveling to Houston and staying near Galleria area. Very beautiful and mesmerizing. Great for a photo op. You do have to pay for parking in the nearby garage which is a short walk away but parking is easy inside there.
Written 6 January 2023
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Elizabeth H
Pensacola, FL104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Ok, I read the reviews. Not sure what people were expecting. It is what it is called. A wall of water. A few tips - drive around the area first to see if it is turned on. Usually it is but check before parking. The street parking is very limited so park in the Galleria garage. It was free when we were there so look ahead and plan accordingly. There were quite a few traffic security people making sure no one got run over while walking to the walk which is one short block away. We stopped by on our way downtown to dinner on a week night and there were just a few people there. There are only two or three benches nearby under the trees but none real close to the water wall. The grassy area would be very nice for a picnic. This is not really a destination place but a unique stop by place for photos. If you walk into the center of the curved area and look up you’ll almost feel like you’re getting vertigo. And you’ll definitely get misted! We enjoyed the experience.
Written 20 June 2023
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Dawn W
Warner Robins, GA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The water wall is definitely stunning, but this is the only thing to see here along with a giant skyscraper overlooking which is closed on weekends and private according to security. It's worth a visit if you are nearby area or going to the Galleria mall which is walking distance. 10 minutes should be enough to take a few picture at the water wall
Written 10 August 2022
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,123 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Was really looking forward to experiencing this since so many travel blogs highly recommended it. Unfortunately during our visit in early April, the waterfall was completely turned off, and the entrance to the surrounding building was even blocked off by gates. Clearly I should have checked on the website prior to wasting a long time in busy traffic to get to the park, I didn't realize that the waterfall is closed for several weeks at a time for cleaning and refurbishment. My advice: Learn from our mistake and check the website prior to going.
Written 19 April 2024
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