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Houston Museum District

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excellent area ... one of the best yet one of the least talked about of the US metro areas... Houston needs to publicize its art aspect more don't let LA , NY , SF and Chicago... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Behzad N
Los Altos, United States
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Los Altos, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent area ... one of the best yet one of the least talked about of the US metro areas... Houston needs to publicize its art aspect more don't let LA , NY , SF and Chicago steal the show

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Houston Museum of Fine arts at 5601 Main in the Houston Museum district is, we thought, a great way to spend an afternoon with your date.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Major kudos to the city of Houston for encouraging the placement of well over a dozen museums near a beautiful city park and Rice University. You can spend a whole day at some of the larger museums or break you day up into multiple visits with no need to move your car! It's also on the Metro Rail line so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 52, I have been visiting since I was 7 years old. The memories, are wonderful! I have been a Member for over 20 years, the shows I have seen here are priceless! Being a member they treat you like a queen! A small amount each year, your children can often have an art participation experience. They have a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful part of Houston. Located in the Museum district are: The Houston ZOO, Hermann Park, Japanese Garden, McGovern Garden which has an amazing Rose Garden (when it's in bloom), and a nice educational herb and vegetable garden, playgrounds with lots of variety for kids,the Reflection Pool, the Obelisk, and soooo much more. Museums for all ages: Children's... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum District has many places of interest. Some of my favorites are the Menil Collection (free entry), the Rothko Chapel, and the Cy Twombley Gallery. The Museum of Fine Arts has a wonderful permanent collection and usually has outstanding temporary exhibitions, such as their magnificent Degas show last month. Across the street is the Noguchi Sculpture Garden and the... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The number of museums in the city of Houston, catering to all age levels is quite impressive. Most of the museums are walking distance of each other. Parking is a little bit iffy in the museum district, but once you find a spot, you can literally walk to one or another museum. What I have learned is that each city... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful area, not only for tourists but locals as well. And having so many interesting museums in one general area makes it so easy to wander through several at a time. The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and Contemporary Arts Museum are even within walking distance - and both have lovely collections.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stayed at the Hotel ZaZa and walked to the Museum of Natural Science and also the Museum of Fine Arts. I hope to return to see things I missed the first time at the Science Museum, such as the planetarium and IMAX, and also take in the zoo.

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Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Saw the Czech museum, sculpture garden, and the "Who knows what" museum. It had a "Printer Repundzel" that had spewed copied pages from the second story window. Medias varied from geographical maps pasted on toothpick like struts, videos, stuffed animals, paintings of various kinds, very unique! Also the painted art car museum, which is really an off-the wall cars. Very... More 

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