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Municipal Parks and PlazasHeights Esplanade - Houston, Texas

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The magnolia- and palm-shaded median of Heights Boulevard makes for a pleasant walk or bike ride. Strung along the 1.9-mile length of the park are gazebos, a cool playground, a Victorian rose garden, and an interesting World War II Memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2006

last visited: 4/29/2007

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Municipal Parks and PlazasAmerican Statesmanship Park - Houston, TX

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A tiny (1/3 of an acre) county park at the edge of downtown Houston, Texas. Its main attraction are four giant concrete busts of notable historical figures rising up from within the park, highly visible from two nearby interstate highways.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 3/19/2015

last visited: 3/13/2021

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Municipal Parks and PlazasEleanor Tinsley Park - Houston, Texas

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A small park within Buffalo Bayou Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 2/23/2020

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Municipal Parks and PlazasBuffalo Bayou Park - Houston, TX

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A ribbon of green lining Buffalo Bayou features a hike-and-bike trail, each turn bringing a new view of the downtown skyline; an art park; a Mayan-design police officers’ memorial; and a bat colony, where you can watch clouds of bats emerge at dusk.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 12/23/2017

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Man-made WaterfallsDowntown Aquarium - Waterfall - Houston, Texas

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This manmade waterfall is located on the front of the Downtown Aquarium building in Houston, Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildwoodke

location: Texas

date approved: 3/26/2008

last visited: 3/13/2021

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Exceptional TreesOld Hanging Oak - Houston, TX

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This 400 year old Live Oak has many stories.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Texas

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 4/4/2013

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Municipal Parks and PlazasMemorial Park - Houston, Texas

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Memorial Drive slices Houston’s largest city park in half, giving it somewhat of a split personality. Head north of Memorial Drive if you long for civilized outdoor amenities; head south of Memorial Drive to get lost in the wilds underneath the pines along the banks of Buffalo Bayou.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2006

last visited: 7/3/2009

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Municipal Parks and PlazasSesquicentennial Park - Houston, Texas

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Exhibits in Sesquicentennial Park, lining both sides of Buffalo Bayou, focus on 150 years of Houston history from 1836 to 1986. There's also a monument to one of the city’s most famous current residents, the 41st President.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 9/8/2013

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Municipal Parks and PlazasSam Houston Park - Houston, Texas

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Houston’s oldest city park, acquired in 1899, is now the repository of nine houses, built between 1823 and 1905. The structures were moved here from various parts of the city and restored to represent Houston’s residential architectural history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/22/2006

last visited: 11/28/2015

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Municipal Parks and PlazasShuttle Memorial Park - Houston, Texas

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Shuttle Memorial Park is a quite park thta has memorials to the crew of the Columbia and Challenger space shuttles in downtown Houston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildwoodke

location: Texas

date approved: 4/6/2008

last visited: 4/8/2018

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Municipal Parks and PlazasTranquility Park - Houston, Texas

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This park, commemorating America's landing on the moon, is named for the location of the Eagle’s landing, the Sea of Tranquility. The park’s design evokes the moon, with round portal windows, cylindrical fountains, and Neil Armstrong’s footprint.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/7/2018

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Municipal Parks and PlazasJones Plaza - Houston, Texas

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In the heart of the Theater District, with the Bank of America Center and Pennzoil Place towering above, Jones Plaza hosts movies and concerts throughout the year.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/3/2013

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Municipal Parks and PlazasHermann Square - Houston, Texas

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This leafy square, the civic heart of Houston, is centered around a reflecting basin and ringed with huge live oaks, setting the perfect frame for Houston's City Hall. The square hosts several city events throughout the year.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/26/2006

last visited: 4/12/2010

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Municipal Parks and PlazasMarket Square Park - Houston, Texas

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Originally the center of Houston’s business district, this square has been home to the city’s public market and three city halls. The sidewalks of the square are paved with Houston history, and the concrete benches are inlaid with historical photos.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/25/2006

last visited: 4/8/2018

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Municipal Parks and PlazasJPMorgan Chase Park - Houston, Texas

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Maybe to make up for the lack of trees in the plaza of the JPMorgan Chase Tower, the company developed this tiny, shaded corner across the street, filled with fountains and art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/27/2008

last visited: 4/1/2013

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Municipal Parks and PlazasAllen's Landing Park - Houston, Texas

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It was along these banks, sloping steeply down to the bayou, where the Allen Brothers landed their boat in 1836, founding the City of Houston.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 9/25/2006

last visited: 9/8/2013

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Municipal Parks and PlazasMain Steet Square - Houston, Texas

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With dancing fountains arching over light rail trains as they travel atop a pool of water, the square is pretty cool with its nightly video shows – but it's definitely not the Fremont Street Experience.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 11/12/2006

last visited: 7/28/2017

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Municipal Parks and PlazasRoot Memorial Square - Houston, Texas

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Waiting to see the Rockets? Come on across the street and shoot a few hoops before the game.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/27/2008

last visited: 1/31/2015

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Municipal Parks and PlazasDiscovery Green - Houston, Texas

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Discovery Green was heralded as Houston’s Millennium Park. Millennium Park it is not, but, in the sense that Houston is a smaller, less-dense version of Chicago, maybe that comparison can hold true.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 5/27/2008

last visited: 1/16/2022

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ArboretumsHouston Arboretum and Nature Center - Houston, Texas

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Not far from Houston’s Galleria lies 155 acres of natural bliss. Five miles of trails wind through forest, meadows and wetlands containing many varieties of oaks, sycamores, towering loblolly pines, hickories, sweetgums, sassafras and magnolias.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 10/18/2006

last visited: 12/14/2002

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Butterfly GardensHouston Museum of Natural Science Butterfly Garden - Houston, Texas

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This butterfly garden is located just outside of the Butterfly House at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Texas

date approved: 6/3/2010

last visited: 2/22/2014

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Exceptional Tree Growth Ring DisplaysSequoia - Houston Museum of Natural Science - TX

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This petrified cross section of a Sequoia dates back to the Miocene period (about 20 million years ago). It's in the lobby of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Texas

date approved: 8/2/2010

last visited: 11/3/2016

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Solar System ModelsHouston Museum of Nature and Science Solar System Model - Houston, Texas

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Interesting solar system model outside the Houston Museum of Nature and Science

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Texas

date approved: 6/9/2010

last visited: 3/11/2017

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Man-made WaterfallsMcGovern Centennial Garden Waterfall - Houston, TX

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Coordinates given are for the top of the hill where the waterfall starts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/28/2018

last visited: 1/16/2022

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Botanical GardensHouston Garden Center - Houston, TX

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Gardens in this 6-acre botanical garden include a municipal rose garden, with over 75 varieties; a fragrance garden; and a Louisiana Iris Garden. Statues donated by various countries to symbolize friendship line the paths.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: Texas

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 7/6/2018

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