Houston’s Best Places to visit:
The top rated Places to visit in Houston are:
- Space Center Houston
- Discovery Green
- Downtown Aquarium
- Memorial Park
- Hermann Park
Space Center Houston
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The @usarec in collaboration with Space Center Houston will host the first live oath of enlistment ceremony administered by a NASA astronaut aboard the @iss at 11 a.m. Feb. 26. U.S. Army Colonel and NASA astronaut @astrodrewmorgan will swear in future service members from across the country during a call from the ISS. The public is invited to attend. The presentation is included in general admission.
Space Center Houston has been serving the public since 1992 and is the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center. The Smithsonian Affiliate Museum hosted more than 22 million people since it opened. It is built in a 250,000 square foot academic complex. The center is dubbed as the top science and space exploration learning facility. This explains their achievement of bagging the No. 1 attraction for international visitor recognition.
Education programs about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are designed to be student and teacher-friendly. With over 400 space artifacts, exhibits and theatre-related programs that are made to entice students to take up courses in STEM.
Exhibits and Experiences, Galaxy Lights, Explorer Camps, Stars & STEM, Field Trips, Overnight Experience
Discovery Green is a public park located in Downtown Houston Texas. It houses a lake, bandstands for events, two dog runs, a playground, and a lawn. The park has an organization named Discovery Green Conservancy. It is formed to include the public with every renovation, and activities that are to be made at the park.
Another group is the Blanc on the Green, which is comprised of Houston’s creative and artistic population. Regular art exhibitions happen at the park with the recent being the House of Cards which curated original art pieces.
Visit, Events, Rentals, Special Events
Downtown Aquarium is built by the redevelopment of Fire Station 1 and Central Waterworks Building. The 6-acre entertainment and food hub is a 500,000-gallon water park. It has over 300 species of water creatures from all parts of the world. The stunning area has a complete restaurant, modern bar, state-of-the-art ballroom, and entertainment complexes.
The facility crafted several family programs to encourage awareness and protection of aquatic wildlife. Marine Biologist for a day is one, followed by Animal Meet and Greets next is Zoologist for the day. Not to forget the Wild Dreams in the Overnight, Sea Safari Camp and Working on the Wildside.
Exhibits, Shark Voyage, Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, Lighthouse Dive, Aquatic Carousel, Frog Hopper, Aqua Wheel
I think they should post some signs orienting people to avoid knocking on the glasses because they are not doors. The white tiger is kinda misplaced in the aquarium context, but no doubt, it is a beautiful and majestic feline.” –Betina Sodré
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The annual @bikebarntx Memorial Park Criterium bike race series is ending soon – there are just TWO dates left! This 13-week race series started in June and runs through the end of August. These races have been part of Memorial Park for over 30 years! So far this summer, over 1,000 cyclists have joined the races and many more have attended to watch. Come out to Picnic Loop this Wednesday (8/21) or next Wednesday (8/28) to be part of the fun either as a racer or a spectator. For more information, visit http://memorialparkcrit.com/ (Photo courtesy of Bike Barn)
Memorial Park has a size double of Central Park and is situated in the central part of Houston. These unique characteristics make it’s a distinct place to visit. In addition, it used to be a WWI training camp (camp Logan) for 70,000 soldiers. It remains to be the only unrenovated park in the country due to it being an archaeological protected area.
Jogging has been popular in the park courtesy of Seymour Lieberman. The jogging trail was named after him subsequently. Throughout the years the park has been maintained by the Memorial Park Conservancy.
Adult group recreation, Cycling & Skating, Indoor Fitness & Swimming, Golf, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Picnic Area, Volleyball Courts, Trails & Hiking, Food Trucks
Hermann Park is located close to the downtown area where the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District can be seen. The 445-acre city park provides refuge to many Houstonians. Every year an estimated 6 million people visit the park. The Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats, Pinewood Cafe, Japanese and McGovern Centennial Garden make up most of the park’s area.
It was recently called one of America’s great public spaces by the American Planning Association. Also, the Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens was recently given an honorable citation by Keep Houston Beautiful (Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards) and Landmark Award.
Train & Pedal Boats, Pinewood Cafe, McGovern Centennial Gardens, Tours, Bayou Parkland, Bill Coats Bridge, Brays Bayou, Buddy Carruth Playground, Houston Zoo, Japanese garden, Lake Plaza, Outdoor Theatre, Urban Forest, Whistlestop Prairie
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.