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Houston & Beyond Blog

The Center for Fun in the Brazosport Area

Just an hour from downtown Houston and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is full of exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. The easy-to-find attraction is near Highway 288, a popular route to both Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach. Inside The Center, visitors will discover a natural science museum, a full-dome planetarium, an art studio and gallery, as well as two performing arts theaters. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays all…

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The Story of the Butler Longhorn Museum

Only minutes from Space Center Houston, Butler Longhorn Museum and Heritage Park offers a look at Texas and the American West through its history, art, and science. The museum sits on a ten-acre waterfront park in the Historic District with shaded picnic sites, a fishing pond, playground and a walking path. The museum features a vintage movie theater with popcorn and refreshments, gift shop, art gallery and research center. The facilities are available for school groups, weddings, meetings and…

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The History Behind The Trees: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was created to give residents and those visiting an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tall, lush forests that run throughout The Woodlands create just that, a relaxing experience. From the outside, it may seem like that’s all The Woodlands consists of: trees and more trees. Considering the master-planned community is fairly young, it can be easy to underestimate the development, amenities and even the history lying beyond the trees. The Cynthia…

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Beaumont, Texas: Birthplace of Spindletop

Located 90 miles East of Houston on I-10 is Beaumont, Texas – also known as the birthplace of Spindletop. In January 1901, the bustling lumber town of Beaumont leaped to international fame when the Lucas Gusher spewed oil on Spindletop Hill, located just south of town. The narrative of how this event transformed Beaumont is told at many area museums such as the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Here we highlight the museums you should visit to learn more about…

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6 Essential Things to Do In Galveston This Summer

Early morning sunrises, warm sea breezes and the invitingly sandy shores of Galveston Island attract beachgoers from all over Texas and beyond. While enjoying Galveston’s beaches in the summer is a slam dunk, there are many other things you can do to make the most of your stay here. After all, this one-of-a-kind coastal city has world-class attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Where should you get started? Check out these 6 essential things to do in Galveston and you’ll be well on your way…

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