Houston's Landmarks Tour, Houston

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.
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Houston's Landmarks Tour Map

Guide Name: Houston's Landmarks Tour
Guide Location: USA » Houston (See other walking tours in Houston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: doris
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First Presbyterian Church of Houston

1) First Presbyterian Church of Houston

The First Presbyterian Church is a very famous house of worship in Houston. It is perhaps best known by the fact that Sam Houston used to attend services here. It was started in 1845. Back then, it was just a small pine church that used whale oil lamps for lighting. A more formal structure was built in 1896. The church was badly damaged by fire in 1932, but was completely renovated in short order. The church has a colonial look, but has a Byzantine style dome and a beautiful bell tower.

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Museum of Fine Arts

2) Museum of Fine Arts (must see)

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the hallmark institutions of the so-called Museum District in Houston. It is also one of the physically largest museums of its kind in the U.S. The museum was started in 1900, so it is also one of Houston's oldest museums.

The complex itself consists of two gallery style buildings, a garden that features sculpture, a visitor’s center, and two museums located inside houses. You can also see movies here, visit their library, and have a great meal at the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Holocaust Museum Houston

3) Holocaust Museum Houston (must see)

The Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is located in the Museum District of Houston. It is certainly one of the more interesting places to visit, as one might not expect to find a world class museum of this kind in Houston. It is the 4th largest museum about the Holocaust in the United States. People visit here from all over the world. The museum was opened in 1996, so it is a relatively new addition to the area. The mission of the location is to remind the general public about the dangers of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Children's Museum of Houston

4) Children's Museum of Houston (must see)

The Children’s Museum is located in the Museum District and is a very popular site among visitors to town. With 750,000 visitors a year, it is the largest museum and best-attended facility of its kind in the US. It has 14 galleries of exhibits, all of which are designed to be hands-on for kids up to twelve years of age. The subjects covered are science, technology, history, the arts, and even geography. There is a little something here for everybody.

The location was founded in 1884. In...   view more
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Houston Museum of Natural Science

5) Houston Museum of Natural Science (must see)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the busiest sciences museums in the US. The attendance totals over two million visitors each year, putting it up there with places like the New York Museum of Science and Natural History, or the Smithsonian. It is located in the Museum District of town, very near Hermann Park.

The complex has four floors of permanent exhibits. In addition, there are some multiple specialty locations to visit. One of the most popular is the Wortham IMAX theater,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Miller Outdoor Theatre

6) Miller Outdoor Theatre (must see)

The Miller Outdoor Theatre is located in the Hermann Park Historic District. It is an outdoor performance complex and one of the most popular in all of Houston. It has been a popular part of the downtown area for around 90 years now. It sits on a little over seven acres of ground. The location is home to musical performances, as well as dance and theater performances.

The complex seats over 1700 people. It also has 20 spots up front for handicap chairs. Admission to the outdoor theater cannot...   view more
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Hermann Park

7) Hermann Park (must see)

If you only get time to visit one place in Houston, you may want to make that Hermann Park. It is the premier location in town. Located on 490 acres of ground just south of the downtown area, it houses an award-winning zoo, a Science Museum, gardens, and lots of family attractions. You can find everything from Japanese Gardens to Mini Trains for the kids to ride. There is something here for everybody.

For many years now, the city has been working on making this the best park of its kind in...   view more
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Houston Zoo

8) Houston Zoo (must see)

The Houston Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in town. It gets over two million visitors each year. The zoo sits on 55 acres of ground and has over 4,000 live animals on display. It is part of the Museum District at Hermann Park.

Inside the zoo, you can see exhibits of all kinds. The most current project is the African Forest Addition to the property. The new addition cost over $100 million and opened in late 2010. There is also a wonderful Children’s Zoo here, the Kipp Aquarium,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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
Cultural Walk in Houston

Cultural Walk in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
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
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

While Houston, Texas is a massive metropolis, its Downtown is relatively compact yet bustling business, culture and entertainment hub, with a vibrant theater scene. Alongside several theaters, Downtown Houston hosts a number of museums, parks and historic buildings, alongside many other attractions. To explore some of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 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
Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Houston, founded in 1837, has grown into one of the biggest cities in the USA. This city features a large number of churches that are of great historical and/or architectural interest to visitors. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most acclaimed religious buildings in Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km