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Gulf Coast Texas

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium - Explore the Louisiana Swamp. Walk through a shipwrecked Spanish galleon and see the underwater creatures living there. The aquarium also features a rainforest river, a sunken temple, and much more!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science - The Museum is a five part complex housing the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham IMAX Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and three floors of natural science halls and exhibits. Over a dozen permanent exhibit areas cover subjects on astronomy, space science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, and Texas wildlife.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - In addition to an ever changing collection of touring exhibitions, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston also features permanent collections of art from every era of history.

Houston Space Center

Space Center Houston - The Center provides an adventure into the past, present, and future of NASA's manned space flight program with interactive exhibits, IMAX films, and behind-the-scenes tram tours of JSC, home of America's astronauts. Original space hardware, such as a Mercury capsule, Gemini spacecraft, and Apollo 17 command module are displayed in simulated natural settings.

Alley Theatre - Founded over sixty years ago as Houston's theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American work.

Bayou Wildlife Park - Come experience your very own African safari at Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin. An adventure-filled tram ride with experienced wildlife guides will take you over 80 acres of natural habitat. See and feed animals and birds from Africa, India, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.

Discovery Green - A 12-acre park located in downtown Houston. Visitors can enjoy a 1-acre lake, children's playground, interactive water features, amphitheater stage and slope, public art works, restaurants and dog runs for large and small breeds!

Houston Theater District - A 17-block area in the heart of downtown Houston, is home to Houston's eight world-class performing arts organizations, the 130,000 square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, restaurants, movies, plazas and parks. The Theater District of Houston ranks second behind New York City for the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area.

Museum of Printing History - Celebrates the history of the development of printing. Its collection contains examples of ancient writing, pre-Gutenberg hand written rare books and manuscripts, antique printing equipment and tools, historically significant printed material such as bible leafs, government documents, early newspapers and periodicals and antique fine art prints.

The Children's Museum of Houston

The Children's Museum of Houston - The highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size and is committed to the mission of learning by providing hands-on exhibitions in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo - Home to a wide variety of wildlife including: elephants, lions, a variety of birds, an aquarium, and much more. With over 6,000 animals and more than one million visitors annually, the Houston Zoo provides a great experience for all who have an interest in animals or nature.

Houston Zoo

Kemah Boardwalk - Open 364 days a year, the fun and thrills are non-stop! The Kemah Boardwalk includes amuesment rides, restaurants, shopping, games and plenty of entertainment. Coasters, Ferris Wheel, Carousel and more!

Padre Island National Seashore Padre Island National Seashore- Padre Island National Seashore is located southeast of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas on North Padre Island and is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes and prairies, and is one of only a few places in the world where the Kempís ridley sea turtles come to nest. Kempís ridley sea turtles are both the smallest and the most endangered sea turtles in the world. The park is a great place to watch birds. The best time to watch birds on the island is either during the early spring or fall and winter when thousands of birds either migrate through or spend the winter. Even before it became a national seashore, fishing has been one of the biggest attractions to Padre Island. Bicycling is another popular activity in the park but there are no riding trails and no bicycles for rent in the park. Camping is permitted at the five camping areas which are open year-round.

The Health Museum - Provides educational experiences such as a hands-on walk through the body, real organ dissections, health fairs, and more. The museum is committed to encouraging interest in healthier lifestyles and better personal fitness.

Armand Bayou Nature Center - Visitors can learn about plant and animal inhabitants, bird-watch, hike on the Nature Center's trails or view live animal displays of snakes, spiders, hawks and bison.

Alvin Opry - Don your "Western Duds" and get ready for some great Texas fun. Come take your comfortable seats, and get ready for an evening of live country music with comedy throughout the show.

George Ranch Historical Park - Travel through a century of the history of Texas; starting in the 1830s, and continuing through the 1930s. You will have opportunities to see what ranches and farms looked like, to help harvest seasonal crops and to see what life was like in each of the time periods.

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art - The outdoor 3,000 square foot monument is maze like in design and includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop, and several upper decks. It is constructed of concrete, brick, steel and found objects including gears, tiles, wagon wheels, mannequins, tractor seats and statuettes.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark - A family-owned, family-friendly park offering free parking, free tubes, free life jackets, and allows guests to bring their own picnic lunches.

Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown - The perfect family destination Water Park. Slides, Pools, Raft rides, and family rides for everyone! It's time to get wet!

Grand 1894 Opera House - A performing Arts Hall established in 1894. A multi-million-dollar restoration has returned the beautiful structure to its original grandeur. Stage productions are frequently showing and the building is open for self guided tours.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort South Padre Island - The tropical destination for family fun! With interconnecting water rides and slides, a huge 5-story tall Sandcastle, thrilling uphill water coasters, a man-made surfing wave, and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas State Aquarium - Experience undersea adventure upon entering through cascades of water above glass-enclosed tunnel. the aquarium features close-up views of the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in a wide variety of marine habitats.