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Attractions in Houston, Texas

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, has many attractions. Below is a list of Houston, Texas attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Bayou Wildlife Park

Bayou Wildlife ParkWildlife guides lead a tram ride through an exotic-animal park on FM517, six miles west of I-45 near Dickinson. Natural-habitat setting features a variety of birds and wildlife roaming free on 86 acres. Included are a children's barnyard, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, camels, ostriches and alligators. 281-337-6376. 5050 FM Rd 517, Alvin, TX 77511. (MAP)

Houston Sports Museum

Houston Sports MuseumOn the site of Buff Stadium, completed in 1928 as the home of the Houston Buffs baseball tea, this museum displays a collection of sports memoriballa including home plate which rests on the spot it occupied during games. Lower Level, Finger Furniture Center, 3001 Gulf Freeway. Houston, Texas. 713-221-4441. Admissions: Free. (MAP)

Battleground State ParkBattleground State Historical Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship TEXAS. FM134, off Texas 225. 281-479-2431. (MAP)


San Jacinto Museum of History

Free permanent exhibit covering 400 years of Texas history. Location: 1 Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas. Call 281-479-2421 for more info. Admissions: Free. (MAP)


George RanchGeorge Ranch

The 480-acre ranch brings 170 years of Texas history to life. Chuck-wagon lunches of traditional cowboy fare are served at 12:30pm. Saturdays; reservations required. 10215 FM 762. Richmond, Texas. 281-343-0218. (MAP)


Houston Nature Discovery Center

Houston Nature Discovery CenterThis nature center is filled with interactive exhibits. The Nature Discovery Center was established by the Friends of Bellaire Parks (now Nature Discovery Center, Inc.), a nonprofit organization founded in 1979. 7112 Newcastle. Houston, Texas. 713-667-6550. (MAP)


Mercer ArboretumMercer Arboretum

The Houston area's largest display of native & cultivated plants on over 250 acres, w/5 miles of trails in the East Texas Piney Woods. Plant collections include; gingers, perennials, ferns, tropicals, bamboo, La Iris & Daylilies. Including educational programs. 22306 Aldine-Westfield in Humble, Texas. 281-443-8731. Admissions: Free. (MAP)

Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas

The marine conservatory features a fishing pond and touch-tank exhibits with blue crabs, starfish, and sponges. Guided tours of the center and its 75-acre marine hatchery are offered daily. 300 Medical, Lake Jackson, Texas. 979-292-0100.


Houston Maritime MuseumHouston Maritime Museum

Facility features model ships, historical pieces, maps and prints, a lecture hall, and a marine library. 2204 Dorrington. Houston, Texas. 713-666-1910. (MAP)


Dolphin Watch

8:30-10am Saturdays. Observe dolphins from aboard the boat Seagull with Galveston Harbour Tours. Call Friday for details. 409-765-1700.


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