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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

  • 8325 Travelair Street
  • Houston, TX 77061
  • Phone: (713) 454-1940
  • Region: Hobby Airport/Third Ward

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is the only educational institution in Houston dedicated to promoting the city's significant civil aviation history. The Houston Municipal Airport Terminal is a beautiful Read more »

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Houston

  • 1150 Brand Lane
  • Stafford, TX 77477
  • Phone: (281) 765-2277

BAPS Shri Swaninarayan Mandir is the first of its kind in North America and its traditional Hindu Manduir was built according to the ancient architectural scriptures of India dating back 5000 years. Read more »

Battleship Texas

  • 3527 Independence Parkway South
  • La Porte, TX 77571
  • Phone: 281-479-2431 x236
  • Region: Clear Lake/Bay Area Houston

The last of the battleships to participate in World War I and II, Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Read more »

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

  • 6003 Memorial Drive
  • Houston, TX 77007
  • Phone: (713) 639-7750
  • Region: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor

Bayou Bend, the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, now houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's early American decorative arts and painting collection. Considered one of the premier Read more »

Bishop's Palace

  • 1402 Broadway
  • Galveston, TX 77550
  • Region: Galveston

The Bishop's Palace, the stone and steel mansion of Walter Gresham, rises like a beacon in Galveston's East End Historic District.The three-story home was designed by Nicholas Clayton, the island's Read more »

George Ranch Historical Park

  • 10215 FM 762
  • Richmond, TX 77406
  • Phone: (281) 343-0218

A 480-acre living history site with more than 100 years of Texas history, Geore Ranch offers hands-on experiences and costumed historical interpreters. The George Ranch's history follows family Read more »

Glenwood Cemetery

  • 2525 Washington Avenue
  • Houston, TX 77007
  • Phone: (713) 864-7886
  • Region: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor

Situated on 84 acres along the Washington Corridor, Glenwood Cemetery serves as a serene resting place for some of Houston’s most iconic residents. Among the ornate headstones are those of more Read more »

The Grand 1894 Opera House

  • 2020 Post Office Street
  • Galveston, TX 77550
  • Phone: (409) 763-7173
  • Region: Galveston

The 1894 Grand Opera House is a magnificently restored not-for-profit performing arts theater showcasing live entertainment year round. With a professional season featuring more than 28 productions Read more »

Hindu Worship Society Temple

  • 2223 Wirtcrest lane
  • Houston, TX 77055
  • Phone: 713-957-4608

The Hindu Worship Society Temple is the oldest Hindu Temple in Houston. This temple strives to meet the needs of all the sects of Hindu religion. The aim in establishing the temple was to provide a Read more »

The Historic Strand District

  • 2100 Strand
  • Galveston, TX 77550
  • Region: Galveston

Galveston's Historic Strand District, or The Strand, is the heart of the island and a great place to shop, dine and be entertained. Fronting Galveston Bay, The Strand is a National Historic Landmark Read more »

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