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Attractions in the Houston Area

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Houston is the largest city in Texas - and fourth largest in the nation. And, as would expect from a city that size, the Bayou City is home to some of the state's most unique and interesting attractions.

1. Johnson Space Center

Houston, we have a must-see attraction. Don't miss an opportunity to tour Johnson Space Center or get "the feel of space" while visiting Houston.

2. Houston Museum of Natural Science

Since its founding in 1909, the goal of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has been to educate the public with knowledge in natural science and related subjects. The museum also features an IMAX theatre and is often home to a variety of traveling exhibits.

3. San Jacinto Monument

If you happen to be heading to Houston or Southeast Texas, you can't pass up an opportunity to visit the San Jacinto Monument and San Jacinto Battleground - the very place where Texas gained its independence.

4. Houston Zoo

Located next to Hermann Park near Houston's famed Medical District, the Houston Zoo has been giving Houston area residents and visitors close-up views of exotic wildlife since 1922.

5. Downtown Aquarium

Featuring thousands of fish swimming in 500,000 gallons of water - right in downtown Houston! One of the most impressive and exciting aquariums anywhere, complimented with games, rides and dining.

6. Battleship Texas

A veteran of both World Wars, the Battleship Texas is now moored at the San Jacinto Historical Site, where it is open for tours to the public.

7. Children's Museum of Houston

Rated the second-best children's museum in the country, the Children's Museum of Houston has more exhibits, displays and educational resources than you and the kids can possible get to in one day.

8. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Opened in 1924, the Houston's Museum of Fine Arts was the first art museum in Texas and the third in the American South. With over 300,000 square feet of display space and 18 acres of gardens, it remains one of the largest art museums in the United States and welcomes over 2.5 million visitors each year.

9. Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston pays homage to the victims and survivors of The Holocaust, educating visitors through a variety of exhibits and interactive displays.

10. Buffalo Soldier Museum

Houston's Buffalo Soldier Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the last of which served during World War II.
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