Houston, Texas is home to around two and a half million people and is the fourth highest populated city in all of North America. It is also a leading tourist destination and is best known for the Space Center Houston, which is the NASA flight control and astronaut training, along with a wide variety of other interesting and fun things to do. The following are some of the top Houston Texas attractions.
Space Center Houston
One of the top attractions in Houston, Texas is the space center. It is home to over 400 artifacts along with numerous traveling and permanent exhibits and other displays that relate to the U.S. space flight programs. This is a family-friendly attraction, where everyone in the entire family can enjoy the interactive consoles and displays. Visitors get taken behind the scenes to view the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Museum of Natural Science
There is an amazing collection of mineral specimens, space station model, a planetarium, along with 60 giant mounted skeleton – which include three big Quetzalcoatlus along with four Tyrannosaurus Rex, and plenty more to keep the entire family entertained for the whole day.
This amazing six acre complex has plenty of room for housing 500,000 gallons worth of aquatic life, with 200 different spies of exotic global creatures. This is a great attraction for the entire family, including young children who will love the aquarium’s fun rides. There is plenty of things for adults to do as well, with the venue including aquatic and geographic exhibits, a fully equipped ballroom, a full-service restaurant, upscale bar, and plenty of shopping.
Minute Maid Park
This sports complex is home to the Houston Astros, which is a Major League Baseball team. The stadium features a retractable roof and natural grass, which has brought Houston open air baseball for the very first time in more than 35 years. There are numerous food options available, including BBQ, along with a Happy Hour Beer facility out in Left Field featuring a great variety of beers.
Buffalo Bayou Park
This park offers multiple trails for biking and walking, and numerous other outdoor activities. Buffalo Bayou Park is comprised of 124 acres of green with incredible views of Houston’s skyline. There is also a dog park, live artistic performances, artwork, a nature play area and more. So if your family loves outdoor activities, then this is the ideal place for you.