Known for its rustic and rural beauty, Houston is the best city to live in Texas. As one of the most popular cities to visit in the country, Houston is home to amazing attractions and exciting things to do. From fun amusement parks to museums, to educational centers, every tourist of Houston will have no shortage of things to do.
Space Center Houston
Houston is known for being home to NASA and studying the deeps depths of outer space. Tourists who come to visit the incredible city can visit the Space Center of Houston. This top attraction offers displays of America’s space flight programs and informational exhibits. Visitors will also enjoy the museum’s select movies, interactive consoles, and a behind the scenes tour of the NASA Johnson Space Center. The center is also home of NASA Mission Control and astronaut training.
The Downtown Aquarium
The aquarium stretches across six acres and is made up of two of Houston’s major landmarks—Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. There are over 200 oceanic species for families to view with optimal dining, rides, and entertainment. Even adults will enjoy their time at the aquarium. Besides the kid attractions, the tourist spot also includes a ballroom, an upscale bar, aquatic exhibits, full-service restaurants.
Minute Maid Park
The famous home to Houston’s Major League Baseball team the Astros has undergone renovations to add incredible new features. Their millions of fans can view the 242 ft retractable roof and enjoy seeing their major league team play on natural grass in the great outdoors. The whole family will enjoy the great American sport on the field that brought open-air baseball to Houston for the first time in over 35 years. Adults can also enjoy a Happy Hour Beer and great BBQ dining.
Museum of Natural Science
Home to space station models, skeleton exhibits, and mineral specimens, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a favorite stop among Houston tourists and locals. With a huge selection of special and guest exhibits, the museum was established in 1909. Visitors can explore the three-level live butterfly exhibit and go back in time with the dinosaur exhibit in the Morian Hall of Paleontology. With so much to learn and explore, the Museum of Natural Science is worth the trip.