Cultural Walk in Houston, Houston

Whether you are keen on art or just eager to see one more piece of Houston, this cultural tour will reward your interest. Houston has an extensive Theater District, located downtown, not to mention numerous galleries and other artistic venues. Take this walk and enjoy Houston's most famous cultural institutions.
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Cultural Walk in Houston Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walk in Houston
Guide Location: USA » Houston (See other walking tours in Houston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: doris
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Buffalo Bayou ArtPark

1) Buffalo Bayou ArtPark

The Buffalo Bayou Art Park is a cooperation of the local art community and the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department. In downtown Houston, a section of ground along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou River is used to display the art of famous international artists. In many cases, the local art students from the University of Houston have participated in the development of the art on display.

The first show was done in 1987, and was called the Watermelon Flats Sculpture Show. It used to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

2) Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (must see)

Located downtown on the edge of the Theater District, The Hobby Center opened to the public in 2002. It features 60-foot-high glass walls with views of Houston's skyscrapers, Tranquility Park, and Houston City Hall. The center is named for former Texas lieutenant governor and Houston businessman, William P. Hobby, Jr., whose family foundation donated the naming gift for the center. Built by general contractor Lyda Swinerton, it was designed by architects Robert A. M. Stern and Morris.

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Wortham Theater Center

3) Wortham Theater Center (must see)

This theater complex is the central performing arts location in the city of Houston. It was built in 1987 for a cost of $66 million dollars. Over three thousand people came together to raise the money for the building. At the time of its grand opening, it was the first opera house built in the US in over 25 years.

The building was named after Gus Wortham, who was the founder of the American General Insurance Company. At the time, the Cullen Foundation and the Brown Foundation added $13...   view more
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Bayou Place

4) Bayou Place (must see)

Although Bayou Place has gone through different owners and has had several different businesses come and go, it still features many attractions. Once Houston’s Convention Center, it has many dining options, including The Hard Rock Café, sushi, local cuisine, and much more. The site also offers theaters including the recently opened Robert Redford’s Sundance Cinema. It also has Verizon Wireless Theater, which can be transformed into numerous different layouts for different concerts,...   view more
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Jones Hall

5) Jones Hall

This majestic building, which takes up an entire city block, houses Houston’s performing arts center. Jones Hall hosts many art forms including ballets, symphonies, and plays. Events are run throughout the year and can be located on the company’s website. In addition to the classical arts, it is also a popular venue for more modern artists to rent out for concerts. The hall also features dining options. One of the most magnificent features of the building is its eight hundred hexagons that...   view more
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Alley Theatre

6) Alley Theatre (must see)

Not only is the Alley Theater one of the country’s oldest theaters, but it is also one of Houston’s biggest such facilities. The theater boasts two auditoriums, one seating over 800 people and the other seating over 300. The theater hosts productions year round including plays of all tastes. It features new plays, classics, comedies and dramas. A full list of productions and their dates can be found at The Alley theater's website. The location also prides itself in HYPE, which is an...   view more
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DiverseWorks

7) DiverseWorks

DiverseWorks is an art space committed to promoting new visual art, literature, and performance. At DiverseWorks, the process of creating art is valued and artists can introduce new ideas to the public. The organization aims to build, educate, and sustain audiences for contemporary art by encouraging the investigation of current artistic, cultural and social...   view more

Walking Tours in Houston, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Houston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Houston Architecture Walk

Houston Architecture Walk

Houston's Downtown is the city's busiest and most highly developed neighborhood. Mostly famous for its beautiful skyscraper district, Downtown has quite a few surprises awaiting visitors. Take a stroll down the crowded streets and you will see historic buildings and modern structures side-by-side. Walk and enjoy Downtown's architecture at its best.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Museums Walk in Houston

Museums Walk in Houston

The fourth largest city in the USA, Houston offers a large number of museums devoted to a variety of scientific, historical, and cultural subjects. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most famous museums in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA. A buzzing commercial and cultural center, Houston proudly boasts of many great museums, architectural masterpieces, and other landmarks. Take this walking tour to explore some of the most interesting landmarks in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Art Walking Tour in Houston

Art Walking Tour in Houston

Among the wide variety of tourist attractions Houston has to offer, several art museums and galleries deserve special attention. These galleries will thrill all art lovers. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most spectacular museums and galleries in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Houston is a great city in which to enjoy all kinds of clubs, featuring live music in many different styles, for all ages and tastes. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Downtown Nightlife Tour

Downtown Nightlife Tour

Houston is a vibrant modern American city and, as such, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for a night on the town. The city offers more than twenty bars and clubs, catering to the many different lifestyles and subcultures. Take this walking tour to experience the divers nightlife of Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km