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Attractions

Downtown Aquarium

A six-acre aquatic wonderland is home to more than 200 species of aquatic life from around the world.

  •  Website: Downtown Aquarium
  •  Address: 410 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Routes:

    32 Renwick/San Felipe - exit Franklin at Congress
    82 Westheimer - exit Franklin at Congress
    85 Antoine - exit Franklin at Bagby
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Franklin at Bagby
    162 Memorial Express - exit Franklin at Bagby

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The Galleria

The state’s largest shopping center with 400 stores andrestaurants and a full-size ice rink.

  •  Website: The Galleria
  •  Address: 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056
  • Routes:
  • 20 Canal/Memorial - exit Westheimer at Post Oak
    33 Post Oak - exit Westheimer at Post Oak

    82 Westheimer - exit in front of the Galleria

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Houston Zoo

More than 6,000 animals call this home.  See a baby okapi or "forest giraffe" as well as the new Bug House where creepy, crawly creatures will fascinate you.

  •  Website: Houston Zoo
  •  Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station
    56 Montrose/Airline - exit Main at Cambridge

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Waterwall Park

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a romantic and refreshing oasis of 2.77 acres and features a 64-foot semi-circular architectural fountain.

  •  Website: Waterwall Park
  •  Address: 2800 Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77056
    Routes:
    25 Richmond - exit Richmond at Post Oak

    33 Post Oak - exit in front of waterfall
    82 Westheimer - exit Westheimer at Post Oak

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Traveling

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Located 23 miles north of downtown Houston and has five terminals and 21 passenger airlines.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Located seven miles south of downtown Houston with nonstop or direct service to more than 40 destinations in the U.S.

Greyhound Bus

The largest provider of intercity transportation, Greyhound serves more than 3,800 destinations in the U.S.

  •  Website: Greyhound Bus
  •  Address: 2121 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

    Routes:
    Red Line - exit Downtown Transit Center
    6 Jensen - exit Downtown Transit Center
    11 Almeda/Lyons - exit Downtown Transit Center
    32 Renwick/San Felipe - exit Milam at Webster
    44 Acres Homes - exit Pierce at Fannin
    51 Hardy-Kelly - exit Downtown Transit Center
    52 Hardy-Ley - exit Downtown Transit Center
    82 Westheimer - exit Pierce at Main
    137 Northshore Express - exit St. Joseph and Main
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Downtown Transit Center
    162 Memorial Express - exit Downtown Transit Center

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Megabus

Low-cost, daily express bus service in the U.S. and Canada.

  •  Website: Megabus
  •  Address: "815 Pierce St., Houston, TX, 77002
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Downtown Transit Center
    6 Jensen -  exit Downtown Transit Center
    11 Almeda/Lyons- exit Downtown Transit Center
    32 Renwick/San Filipe - exit Milam at Webster
    44 Acres Homes - exit Pierce at Travis
    51 Hardy-Kelly - exit Downtown Transit Center
    52 Hardy-Ley - exit Downtown Transit Center
    82 Westheimer - exit Pierce at Main
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Downtown Transit Center
    162 Memorial Express - exit Downtown Transit Center

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Museums

Asia Society

A leading educational organization to promote partnerships between Asia and the United States, you’ll find programs and exhibits from art to architecture.

  •  Website: Asia Society
  •  Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
    Route:
    Red Line - exit Wheeler
    5 Southmore - exit Fannin at Ssouthmore
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Buffalo Soldier National Museum

This museum preserves the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier.

Children’s Museum of Houston

Family fun and children’s interactive exhibits, such as Cyberchase - The Chase is On! Based on PBS Kids Go!

  •  Website: Children’s Museum of Houston
  •  Address: 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Museum District Station
    5 Southmore - exit Binz at Crawford
    11 Almeda/Lyons - exit Almeda at Binz

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Holocaust Museum Houston

Bear witness and remember through films, artifacts and photographs the Nazi move toward the “Final Solution” and life after the Holocaust.

  •  Website: Holocaust Museum Houston
  •  Address: 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004
    Routes:
  • Red Line - exit Museum District Station
    11 Almeda/Lyons - exit Almeda at Alabama

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Menil Collection

View the eclectic art collection of John and Dominique de Menil, assembled over decades.

  •  Website: Menil Collection
  •  Address: 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77006
    Route:
    Red Line - exit Wheeler Transit Center Station.
    25 Richmond - exit Richmond at Mandell
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Museum of Fine Arts

Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic complex of two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, and art schools.

  •  Website: Museum of Fine Arts
  •  Address: 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Museum District Station
    56 Montrose/Airline - exit Main at Binz
    65 Bissonnet - exit Main at Binz

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

From Ancient Egypt to ancient dinosaurs, explore natural science, including a planetarium and butterfly center.

Czech Center Museum Houston

A non-profit educational, cultural arts organization located in the Museum District in Houston, Texas. The Center's mission is to preserve, record, and celebrate the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia.

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Parks & Outdoors

Buffalo Bayou Park

Relax in a winding 123-acre green space with views of the city skyline, a fountain, a skate park and a biking and jogging trail.

  •  Website: Buffalo Bayou Park
  •  Address: 2929 Allen Pkwy., Houston, TX 77019
    Routes:

    56 Montrose/Airline - exit Montrose at Allen Parkway
    41 Kirby/Polk - exit Waugh at Allen Parkway
    40 Heights/Telephone - exit Heights at Willia

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Discovery Green

More than 600 free events are held here every year, including concerts, festivals, ice-skating and art exhibits.

  •  Website: Discovery Green
  •  Address: 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010
    Routes:

    6 Jensen
    11 Lyons/Almeda
    40 Telephone/Heights
    41 Polk/Kirby
    51 Hardy-Kelly
    52 Hardy-Ley
    137 Northshore Express

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Hermann Park

Hermann Park is celebrating 100 years of bringing an oasis to city dwellers with its railroad, train and pedal boats and café.

  •  Website: Hermann Park
  •  Address: 6001 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Museum District Station or Hermann Park/Rice U Station
    5 Southmore - exit Binz at San Jacinto

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Memorial Park

Enjoy tennis courts, a top-rated golf course, picnics and six miles of mountain and recreational bike trails along the bayous.

  •  Website: Memorial Park
  •  Address: 6501 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77007
    Routes:

    20 Memorial/Canal  - exit Memorial at Crestwood
    85 Antoine - exit Washington at Westcott

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Performing Arts

A.D. Players

Founder and artistic director Jeannette Clift George leads this theater troupe that produces family-friendly plays that celebrate hope and faith.

  •  Website: A.D. Players
  •  Address: 2710 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098
    Routes:

    27 Shepherd - exit Shepherd at Alabama
    41 Kirby/Polk - exit Alabama
    82 Westheimer - exit Kirby

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Alley Theatre

From new plays to classics to the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, the Alley produces plays to entertain and inspire. While its Texas Dr. building is under renovation, all shows are being performed at the University of Houston.

  •  Website: Alley Theatre
  •  Address: 615 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit UH-Downtown Station
    11 Lyons/Almeda - exit San Jacinto at Wood
    51 Hardy-Kelly - exit in front of University of Houston
    52 Hardy-Ley - exit in front of University of Houston
    137 Northshore - exit San Jacinto at Franklin

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Bayou Place

You can catch rock, country comedy and musicals with more than 100 events a year here, while you grab a bite to eat before or after.

  •  Website: Bayou Place
  •  Address: 500 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    Green Line - exit Theater District Station
    Purple Line - exit Theater District Station
    44 Acres Homes - exit Capital at Smith
    151 Westpark Express - exit Louisiana at Texas
    160 Memorial City Express- exit Louisiana at Capital
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Louisiana at Capital
    162 Memorial Express - exit Louisiana at Capital

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Ensemble Theatre

Founded to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community, the Ensemble Theatre offers six contemporary and classical works a year.

  •  Website: Ensemble Theatre
  •  Address: 3535 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Ensemble/HCC Station
    82 Westheimer - exit Milam at Elgin

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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Two acoustically distinguished theaters, a contemporary American cuisine restaurant and a grand lobby featuring a gold leaf ceiling and a dramatic roof gives the audience a show before the show.

  •  Website: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  •  Address: 800 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    Green Line - exit Theater District Station
    Purple Line - exit Theater District Station
    44 Acres Homes - exit Capital at Smith
    151 Westpark - exit Louisiana and Texas
    160 Memorial City Express - exit Louisiana and Capital
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Louisiana and Capital
    162 Memorial Express - exit Louisiana and Capital

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House of Blues

The home of live music, known for its signature gospel brunch - is dedicated to the history of Southern culture and African American artistic contributions to art and music.

  •  Website: House of Blues
  •  Address: 1204 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    6 Jensen - exit San Jacinto and Lamar
    11 Lyons/Almeda - exit San Jacinto and Dallas
    51 Hardy-Kelly - exit San Jacinto and Dallas
    52 Hardey-Ley - exit San Jacinto and Dallas
    137 Northshore Express - exit San Jacinto and Dallas

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Jones Hall

The permanent home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Society for the Performing Arts, the hall takes up an entire city block and features white Italian marble columns.

  •  Website: Jones Hall
  •  Address: 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    Green Line - exit Theater District Station
    Purple Line - exit Theater District Station
    Red Line - exit Central District Station
    44 Acres Homes - exit Capital and Smith
    151 Westpark Express - exit Louisiana and Texas
    160 Memorial City Express - exit Louisiana and Capital
    161 Wilcrest Express - exit Louisiana and Capital
    162 Memorial Express - exit Louisiana and Capital

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Miller Outdoor Theatre

This fresh-air venue provides high-quality, free entertainment, March through October, bringing artistically excellent and diverse programs to the public.

  •  Website: Miller Outdoor Theatre
  •  Address: 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station or Memorial Hermann Hospital/Zoo Station
    56 Montrose/Airline - exit Main and Remington

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Talento Bilingue de Houston

This bilingual theater focuses on Houston’s multicultural arts experience through collaboration, education and preservation.

  •  Website: Talento Bilingue de Houston
  •  Address: 333 Jensen Dr., Houston, TX 77020
    Routes:

    6 Jensen - exit Jensen and Roanoke
    30 Clinton/Ella - exit Clinton and Jensen
    48 Market - exit Jensen and Roanoke

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Sports

BBVA Compass Stadium

Located in the East End, this 22,000 seat-stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash soccer teams.

  •  Website: BBVA Compass Stadium
  •  Address: 2200 Texas St., Houston, TX 77003
    Routes:

    Green Line - exit EaDo Station
    Purple Line - exit EaDo Station
    6 Jensen/Greens - exit Franklin and Chartres
    20 Canal/Memorial - exit Franklin and Chartres
    30 Clinton/Ella - exit Franklin and Chartres
    48 Market - exit Franklin and Chartres
    137 Northshore Express - exit Franklin and Chenevert

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Minute Maid Park

Home to the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park offers a retractable roof, natural grass surface and classic architecture for baseball fans.

  •  Website: Minute Maid Park
  •  Address: 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
    Routes:

    Green Line - exit Convention District Station
    Purple Line - exit Convention District Station
    6 Jensen - exit Franklin and Chartres
    20 Canal/Memorial - exit Franklin and Chartres
    30 Clinton/Ella - exit Franklin and Chartres
    48 Market - exit Franklin and Chartres
    137 Northshore Express - exit Franklin and Chenevert
    151 Westpark Express - exit Congress and LaBranch

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NRG Stadium

Host to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Texans, NRG Stadium has four huge concourse levels for special events.

  •  Website: NRG Stadium
  •  Address: 3 Reliant Pkwy., Houston, TX 77054
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Reliant Park Station
    60 Cambridge - exit Knight and Holly Hall
    84 Buffalo Speedway - exit Kirby and Murworth

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Rice Stadium

Aluminum bleachers can hold 47,000 fans at one of America’s largest on-campus stadiums.

  •  Website: Rice Stadium
  •  Address: 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station
    56 Montrose/Airline - exit Main and Sunset

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TDECU Stadium

The home of the Houston Cougars, the University of Houston collegiate football team, seats 40,000.

  •  Website: TDECU Stadium
  •  Address: 3847 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004
    Routes:
    4 Beechnut - exit Eastwood Transit Center
    9 Gulfton - exit Scott and Holman
    29 Cullen/Hirsch - exit Cullen and University
    54 Scott - exit Scott and Holman
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Texas Medical Center (TMC)

Texas Medical Center (TMC)

The world’s biggest medical complex and largest life sciences destination, the TMC houses 106,000 employees, 50,000 life science students and more than 160,000 visitors daily.

  •  Website: Texas Medical Center
  •  Address: 6550 Bertner Dr., Houston, TX 77030
    Routes:

    Red Line - exit Dryden/TMC Station or TMC Transit Center

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