Houston is the fourth largest city of the USA, a grand, cosmopolitan city in the state of Texas. It is famous worldwide for being home to the Space Center Houston, the visitor center for the Johnson Space Centre, one of NASA's astronaut training and flight control complexes. The Houston Zoo, with over 6,000 species, is America's second most popular zoo, ranking behind the famous San Diego Zoo.
Houston is a treasure trove of information and culture amongst the cities of the United States. Apart from being home to one of the ten NASA field centres, the city is populated with museums devoted to all sorts of themes, ranging from fine arts to natural science to the Holocaust, all neatly located in the Museum District. The Menil Collection can be found next to this district, hosting a vast collection of art patrons John de Menil and his wife Dominique, pivotal in the art industry of the United States during the 20th century.
Houston is also home to more than 300 parks, the most notable being the massive Hermann Park that is home to two famous landmarks of the city, the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. To get a true taste of the city’s multicultural identity, take a walk through the districts of Chinatown and Mahatma Gandhi. Don’t forget to hit one of Houston’s many restaurants that dot the city, offering you some of the best of Tex-Mex cuisine, a variation of delicious steaks, crunchy tacos and spicy fajitas, offering you a fiesta in your mouth.
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