Top 10 Things to do in Houston

    1. NASA Space Center

    There are over 400 things to see and do at the Space Center Houston- a leading science and space learning center. This official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston will start you on your journey to space exploration.

    Distance: 25.3 miles
    Website: https://spacecenter.org/

    2. Minute Maid Park

    Located in downtown Houston at Union Station, Minute Maid Park was built to reflect Houston’s historical relationship with the railroads and features a vintage, full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 feet of track on the left-field wall. Stop in to tour the stadium, or watch the Astros face the Rangers on Friday the 27th.

    Distance: 0.4 mile
    Website: http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/ballpark/

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    3. Houston Haunted Bar Tour

    Step back in time to the 1800’s to explore the parts of Houston that most only dare to talk about. You’ll hear tales about the dead that haven’t quite moved on, visit some of the most haunted places in the city and get to know the spirits that haunt the locals…and the places that the locals haunt.

    Distance: 0.9 mile (starts at Charbar)
    Website: https://nightlyspirits.com/houston-tours/

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    4. 8th Wonder Brewery & the 36-foot-tall Concrete Beatles

    You don’t want to miss the giant cement tribute to the infamous Fab Four! Then head over to 8th Wonder- the perfect destination for a drink. Ask for a tour and enjoy some of the freshest, tastiest beer in town.

    Distance: 0.8 mile
    Website: https://8thwonder.com/

    5. Houston Zoo

    The Houston Zoo is made up of over 6,000 permanent animals. Visit this city of animals encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences. There are over 2 million guests each year who come for a fun, unique and educational experience that promotes an appreciation for the world around us.

    Distance: 4.9 miles
    Website: https://www.houstonzoo.org/

    6. Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” To this very day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with the museum.

    Distance: 3.8 miles
    Website: http://www.hmns.org/visit/

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    7. La Carafe – 1860’s Bar

    The La Carafe building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and is believed to be the oldest bar in Houston- located in the oldest commercial building still in use! This cash-only bar built by developer Nathaniel Kellum in 1847 has remained a fixture in the Market Square Historic District. Step back in time with an immersive history lesson.

    Distance: 0.9 mile
    Website: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~hans320/projects/lacarafe/

    8. Toyota Center

    The Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association, and the former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Toyota Center is excited to welcome Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train on July 26. This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award winning hitmakers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a show stopping joint set. Don’t miss this exciting night of music this July!

    Distance: 0.5 mile
    Website: http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/

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    9. Waugh Drive Bat Colony

    One of Houston’s best-kept secrets is their bat population. The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony consists of Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge nightly to stretch their wings and feed on area insects. Viewing the bat emergence can be one of the most amazing experiences in nature. Please be “bat friendly” & enjoy watching the bats without causing harm to the bats or yourself.

    Distance: 2.6 miles
    Website: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/batpage.html

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    10. Beer Can House

    For the imaginative travelers who are always up for something bizarre- John Milkovisch’s Beer Can House is a must see! John started this project in 1968 when he began inlaying thousands of marbles, rocks, and metal pieces into concrete and redwood to form unique landscaping features. Ripley’s Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling.

    Distance: 4.5 miles
    Website: http://orangeshow.org/beer-can-house/