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“Fun and greenery admidst a jungle of concrete”
Review of Discovery Green

Discovery Green
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US$115.00*
and up
NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk Tour
Ranked #18 of 293 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games.
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Fun and greenery admidst a jungle of concrete”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Great and fun events are held at Discovery Green and they are, for the majority of them, free. Events are mostly family-oriented. Check out the event calendar online to plan your trip. Even if there are no events going on, there are playgrounds for the kids, both wet and jungle gym style. It would be a great picnic area once the trees grow and provide more shade. There are even runs for big and small dogs, and in between. Parking may be a little difficult - it is, after all. located in downtown and to be expected. Clean restrooms are available. There is a little library at Discovery Green, and a snack bar for light refreshments. A full service restaurant is also at the Green.

Visited September 2013
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“Pretty park but not a must-visit”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

We visited the park in early Nov. I think it would be more lively in the summer months or when it is decorated for the holidays. There are some nice botannical features and a small playground for kids. It is a clean park surrounded by hotels and the convention center.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Wow! A Downtown park!”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Never expected to find such a delightful park in the middle of the city. Happened upon the Korean Festival and then spent a pleasant hour watching the kayakers.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Walk & Local Fun”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Great walk--especially if staying downtown at a hotel. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightly attractions. Free Yoga in the mornings, etc. Great place!

Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 715 helpful votes
“Close to George Brown Convention Centre”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

The discovery green is a really nice and playful park in downtown Houston, offering sun and shade and some waterworks, on the doorstep of the huge George R brown convention centre. Really nice to have a stroll or even lunch during a conference break! Also easy to reach from some of the upscale downtown hotels, such as the Four Seasons, the Hilton Americas and the Embassy Suites which are all a stone throw away.

Visited September 2013
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