Below is a list of the top and leading Landmarks in Houston. To help you find the best Landmarks located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Houston’s Best Landmarks:
The top-rated Landmarks in Houston are:
- Niels Esperson Building – a historical landmark and the only Italian Renaissance architecture in the area
- Camp Logan – a historical marker which is known as a World War 1 army training camp
- Sweeney, Coombs, and Fredericks Building – a historical landmark with late Victorian design
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site – includes a museum ship USS texas and the site of the San Jacinto Battle
- Buffalo Bayou Park – a long municipal park with a total area of 160 acres
Niels Esperson Building
Niels Esperson Building is a historical landmark and the only Italian Renaissance architecture in the area. It is also the only full-blown kind of design. There are intricately designed columns and terraces. The urns and the grand tempietto perfectly portray a timeless design. The tempietto has a similar design in Rome. Moreover, the building is lit up every night. It is visible to the public every day. Since there are no tall buildings around, it peeps through the sky. In addition, it has a maximum height of 125 meters and houses various offices.
Address: 808 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
“The whole experience of my visit felt like magic: from golden elevator doors with people running around with cookie jars to tourists and their guides admiring the architecture.” – Natalia Regan
Camp Logan is a historical marker which is known as a World War 1 army training camp. Some parts of the camp are still preserved. Many building foundations and extensive trenches are still intact. The heavily forested park contains the atmosphere of the camp for many years. Furthermore, one stretch of the road remains unchanged and became a shell-surfaced service road. This then leads to the golf course. The park is a reminder of the 1917 riot. There was a belief that a soldier was unfairly incarcerated in the city. In addition, a flu pandemic also infested the area. The park really has a heavy history of the past. It is maintained by the local community as it is part of their culture and history.
historical landmark, camp
Address: 6235-6399 Haskell St, Houston, TX 77007
“Very interesting marker describing the history of Memorial Park and its origins as Camp Logan during World War I. It also describes the Houston Mutiny and Riot of 1917 that was in response to the City of Houston’s Jim Crow Laws and harassment by city police. I found it well worth a brief stop if you’re in the Memorial Park/Rice Military area. It’s an insightful description of a historical period that is too often forgotten.” – William Wagner
Sweeney, Coombs, and Fredericks Building
Sweeney, Coombs, and Fredericks Building is a historical landmark with late Victorian design. It is a building with a 3-story turret designed by George E. Dickey. The narrow building has a style that is uniquely its own. Furthermore, it now houses the city’s engineering department. A restaurant also resides in the building. In addition, there were some stories regarding the true designer of the building. As it was said that not only one architect was behind it, the building still stands with a rich history. It was supposed to be demolished in 1861 but still stands erect after all the years.
building, historical landmark
Address: 301 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
“Love this place. Good cause, cool finds, and friendly staff! They always have the best furniture too.” – Arizona Mama
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes a museum ship USS texas and the site of the San Jacinto Battle. It was designated as a national historic landmark in 1960. The San Jacinto Monument is a prominent feature of the park. An observation deck overlooks the whole city, the USS Texas, and the Houston Ship Channel. Furthermore, the museum mainly focuses on the Texan culture. This includes the Spanish, Mexican, and Mayan cultures. There are also masterpieces on the Texas Revolution and some important figures.
historical landmark, museum, park
Address: 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
“Beautiful a must for anyone visiting the area filled with Texas history it is closed Monday and Tuesday but open the rest of the following week 12 bucks for adults inside is loaded with amazing artifacts that were from the last battle also take a cruise around the area and enjoy the scenery and enjoy the day.” – Fabian Ramos
Buffalo Bayou Park
Buffalo Bayou Park is a long municipal park with a total area of 160 acres. It is maintained by the Buffalo Bayou partnership. They made the park more beautiful and enhanced its aesthetics. It now includes gardens and bike trails. In addition, it is a perfect place to exercise and breathe in the fresh air. There are also paddle craft rentals to be taken to the lake. Picnic areas are also available to spend the days peacefully. Moreover, there are two visitor centers and a nature play area.
Address: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019
“I have been going to this park for over a month now, I go early in the morning and evenings as well just for a walk, very peaceful every day and night.” – Luis Pina
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.