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105. Glenbrook Park Golf Course

Glenbrook Park Golf Course

13 km
from city center
105 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Glenbrook Park Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course located in the southeast of downtown Houston. This course is overseen by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. It is a fairly competitive golf course and consists of four different tee sets, challenging golfers of all skills. It features mildly wooded surroundings, water hazards, sand traps, and mature tree lines at the fairways.

106. Brock Park Golf Course

Brock Park Golf Course

16 km
from city center
106 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Brock Park Golf Course is one of the eight municipal golf courses in Houston. It is situated on a hill and is surrounded by flat greens. This terrain not only offers breathtaking views to golfers but also presents challenges for golfers at every skill level. Equipped with a chipping area, putting green, and driving range, Brock Park Golf Course dates back to 1952 and has become quite popular over time.

107. 5050 Acorn Golf

5050 Acorn Golf

13 km
from city center
107 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

5050 Acorn Golf is located in Oak Forest, in the heart of Houston, and has a 26-acre driving range. It is a fun place to test putting skills with 350 yards of golf range, a 30 by 35 putting green, and a chipping area with a sand bunker. 5050 Acorn Golf also consists of an icehouse, kids’ playground, and a dog run.

108. F.M. Law Park

F.M. Law Park

13 km
from city center
108 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

F.M. Law Park consists of the Junior Golf Learning Center which is a nine-hole course for young golfers. It has putting/chipping green with a lighted 80-station driving range, and an indoor learning centre with practice facilities.

109. Champions Golf Club

Champions Golf Club

213 km
from city center
109 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Champions Golf Club is a 63-year-old golf club established by champions Jack Burke, Jr. and Jimmy Demaret. It has 36- holes and comprises the Cypress Creek course and the Jackrabbit course. The Cypress Creek course has hosted various championships like the 1967 Ryder Cup, 1969 U.S. Open, 1993 U.S.

110. Bay Oaks Country Club

Bay Oaks Country Club

30 km
from city center
110 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Bay Oaks Country Club is a membership club located away from the city hustle of Houston. This 18-hole course comprises a driving range, putting/chipping area, and Bermuda grass fairways. Seated amongst the moss-draped oaks and woodlands, it offers a variety of other amenities as well, like tennis, swimming, fitness, and dining.

111. River Terrace Golf Course

River Terrace Golf Course

24 km
from city center
111 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

River Terrace Golf Course is mostly a flat course that is more on the faster side. It was previously known as the Channelview Golf Course. It offers decent views and the greens are good for regular golfing sessions on difficult yet friendly terrain.

112. Clear Creek Golf Club

Clear Creek Golf Club

19 km
from city center
112 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Clear Creek Golf Club is located in the south of Houston and is closer to the downtown area. It offers a relaxed environment for enjoying golf with friends and family, along with professional guidance from the trained staff. Clear Creek Golf Club has 18-holes, out of which five are on the water providing a decent challenge to the players.

113. Lochinvar Golf Club

Lochinvar Golf Club

24 km
from city center
113 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Lochinvar Golf Club is a private golf club that is exclusive to males. It is located in Houston near George Bush Intercontinental Airport, surrounded by tall pines and oaks. It is a relatively flat golf course with grass bunkers and some undulations, tending on a faster side.

114. Hearthstone Country Club

Hearthstone Country Club

29 km
from city center
114 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Hearthstone Country Club is a warm private club located in northwest Houston. The country club functions with the motive to provide a friendly environment for family and friends and hence has a number of facilities like tennis, swimming, fitness, and dining, with the major one being its golf course.

115. Cypresswood Golf Club

Cypresswood Golf Club

31 km
from city center
115 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Cypresswood Golf Club is one of the finest golfing facilities in Houston and is spread over 600-acres. The club offers 36-holes and consists of two golf courses, the Tradition Course and the Cypress Course.

116. Jersey Meadow Golf Course

Jersey Meadow Golf Course

25 km
from city center
116 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Jersey Meadow Golf Course is an 18-hole course that is located at a site that was once home to one of the world's largest herds of Jersey dairy cattle. It is spread over 1,236-acres and comprises a driving range, short game area, Bermuda greens and fairways. Jersey Meadow Golf Course has a classy design with subtle but tricky contours. Lined with mature oaks, water comes into play throughout the course.

117. Golf Club of Houston

Golf Club of Houston

21 km
from city center
117 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Golf Club of Houston is located in the northeast of Houston and comprises two golf courses, the Member Course and the Tournament Course. Both the courses have 18-holes with each flaunting Bermuda grass fairways and greens. They operate year-round and additional features like the Pro Shop and dining restaurants.

118. Houston Buddhist Vihara

Houston Buddhist Vihara

0 km
from city center
118 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Houston Buddhist Vihara is the largest Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in the area. Founded in 1988 by two Buddhist monks, the Vihara aims to facilitate Theravada Buddhist education and spreading values to its members. The temple complex includes the main shrine hall and Dana Sala (dining hall), a Stupa with an open space to pray and a Bodi tree to add to the glory of the premises. Nestled in quiet surroundings, the temple holds meditation classes, Abhidhamma studies, Dhamma dialogues, Sila programs for adults, music and dance classes for children.

119. Texas Buddhist Association

Texas Buddhist Association

0 km
from city center
119 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Founded in 1979, Texas Buddhist Association is a non-profit religious organisation that aims at promoting the right values of Dharma through its religious ceremonies and educational endeavours. The association fosters values like brotherhood, unity, kindness, compassion, serenity, joyfulness and service to mankind. It is an umbrella organisation that started with its first centre, Buddha’s Light Temple in 1984.

120. Teen Hao Taoist Temple

Teen Hao Taoist Temple

0 km
from city center
120 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Teen Hao Taoist Temple is popular for its prayers carried out by Buddhist monks in the reverence of the Gods, Goddesses and ancestors to seek blessings. This ceremony is called Wan Sun and is also done to give food to approximately 12000 attendees. This temple must be visited by those who are fond of Chinese inspired architecture and are on a lookout for a tranquil environment.

121. Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

0 km
from city center
121 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A part of Texas Buddhist Association, the Jade Buddha Temple was was inaugurated in 1989. One of the most frequented Buddhist temples in Texas, the Jade Buddha Temple is known for its Buddhist ceremonies like the chanting sessions, repentance assembly and meditation retreats.

122. Guandi Temple

Guandi Temple

0 km
from city center
122 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in the heart of Houston, Guandi Temple celebrates its chivalrous past and harmony between religions of different beliefs - Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Dedicated to the Chinese General Guan Yu (who was later declared God of war and protection in China), this Buddhist temple is surely going to leave you awestruck with idols of their heroes, Goddesses and temple dogs.

123. Teo Chew Temple

Teo Chew Temple

0 km
from city center
123 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Situated in southwest Houston, Teo Chew Temple is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple with fancy rooftops and huge chambers. Teo Chew Temple has an elaborate fountain that has 12 zodiac animals carved on the marble base. Legend has it that if you toss a coin in the fountain, your wish is likely to come true. Above the fountain is the statue of Quan Am, the Chinese Goddess who is considered to be an equivalent to Queen Mary.

124. Smither Park

Smither Park
Must visit 5.0 /5

7 km
from city center
124 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Nestled next to the Orange Show, Smither Park is an artistic space for leisurely activities that was designed in collaboration between the late Stephanie Smither and architect - Dan Phillips.

125. Levy Park

Levy Park
Must visit 4.5 /5

6 km
from city center
125 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

One of the newest urban and popular parks in Houston, Levy Park, is located in the center of Upper Kirby District of Houston.

126. Donovan Park

Donovan Park
4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
126 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A unique park nestled on the Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas, Donovan Park is considered as one of those playgrounds that have originally been built by the Heights neighborhood in 1996.

127. Hermann Park

Hermann Park
Must visit 4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
127 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

One of the largest, and notably one of the most beautiful parks in Houston, Hermann Park is famous for housing the Sam Houston monument - a recognized statue in the city.

128. Mason Park

Mason Park
4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
128 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The 100-acre park in Houston’s East End park - Mason Park offers two benefits: flood control and recreation facility.

129. Memorial Park

Memorial Park
4.0 /5

7 km
from city center
129 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

One of the best urban parks in Houston, Texas Memorial Park is a 1,466-acre park, where 75 percent of the space is not manicured.

130. Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
130 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park is unlike any other park in Houston, Texas. Renowned for being the biggest bat colony in the city, the park is also home to various wildlife species as well.

131. Sam Houston Park

Sam Houston Park
4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
131 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Set in the heart of Houston, Sam Houston Park is set close to the city’s buildings, giving it a perfect view of the splendid city’s skyline.

132. Discovery Green

Discovery Green
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
132 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A sprawling 12-acre park in Houston, Discovery Green is nestled in downtown Houston, right across George R. Brown Convention Center. The park has remarkable activities to indulge in - public art, workout classes, sculptures, and various community programming events.

133. Emancipation Park

Emancipation Park
4.0 /5

3 km
from city center
133 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Renowned as the oldest park in Texas and the oldest in Houston, Emancipation Park was once known to be the only park open to the African-Americans. Due to its rich history, the park is considered being one of the most important areas in the city.

134. Sesquicentennial Park

Sesquicentennial Park
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
134 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Created along the Buffalo Bayou Banks to commemorate the 150th birthday of Houston, Sesquicentennial Park is a multi-level park spanning over 20 acres. It is quite renowned for its waterfalls, fountains, promenade, lighting, hiking and biking trails, green areas, and waterways.

135. Hackberry Park

Hackberry Park
Must visit 4.0 /5

24 km
from city center
135 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Nestled next to the community center building in Houston, Texas, Hackberry Park was once home to the Hackberry Golf Course.

136. Burnett Bayland Park

Burnett Bayland Park
4.0 /5

12 km
from city center
136 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

One of the best urban parks in Houston, Texas, Burnett Bayland Park is a haven for skaters.

137. Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center

Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
4.0 /5

21 km
from city center
137 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in northeast Harris County’s Sheldon Lake reservoir, Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center is a state park established in 1984.

138. Ervan Chew Dog Park

Ervan Chew Dog Park
5.0 /5

5 km
from city center
138 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Renowned as Dunlavy Park once upon a time, Ervan Chew Dog Park is nestled in the heart of Montrose.

139. Tranquility Park

Tranquility Park
4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
139 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Famously renowned as the Sea of Tranquility, Tranquility Park is situated adjacent to the City Hall in downtown Houston. The park features grassy embankment, pools, water fountains, and walkways.

140. Arthur Storey Park

Arthur Storey Park
4.0 /5

20 km
from city center
140 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A park that blends aesthetics with functionality is the Arthur Storey Park in Houston, Texas.

141. Johnny Steele Dog Park

Johnny Steele Dog Park
4.0 /5

3 km
from city center
141 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Nestled in Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston, Texas, Johnny Steele Dog Park is the most active spot in the Buffalo Bayou Park.

142. Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park
4.0 /5

25 km
from city center
142 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Named after Terry Hershey, Terry Hershey Park is a county park acquired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1940s.

143. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
4.0 /5

9 km
from city center
143 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Formerly known as Transco Waterwall and Williams Waterwall, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is known for its multi-story U-shaped fountain.

144. Eleanor Tinsley Park

Eleanor Tinsley Park
5.0 /5

1 km
from city center
144 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

With its lush greenery, sloping hills, and downtown Houston’s skyline acting as a backdrop, Eleanor Tinsley Park is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

145. McGovern Centennial Gardens

McGovern Centennial Gardens

5 km
from city center
145 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Built-in 2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hermann Park, McGovern Centennial Gardens was converted from the Houston Garden Centre Site which previously stood there. The garden is spread across 15 acres of land and attracts a lot of visitors due to its custom-made gardens around a spacious lawn called the Centennial Green. Some of the gardens that are there are the Arid Garden, Rose Garden, Celebration Garden, Woodland Garden and the Family Garden.

146. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

5 km
from city center
146 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Built-in 1992 by the Tokyo landscape architect Ken Nakajima, the Japanese Gardens truly reflects a traditional Japanese essence. With over 20 varieties of trees and 100 plus varieties of shrubs, visitors can enjoy the landscape, the water setting (stream in the garden), the rock formation made from pink granite, the teahouse and the three stone lanterns, which are the only sculptures used in the design of the garden.

147. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

5 km
from city center
147 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, a former Mansion that belonged to the philanthropist Ima Hogg is encircled with a series of gardens and spreads across 14- acres of land. Three of the gardens are named after the statues of the goddesses Clio, Diana and Eutrupe displayed in the garden.

148. Houston Botanic Garden

Houston Botanic Garden

12 km
from city center
148 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A massive property of 132 acres of land Houston Botanic Garden is a host of two main gardens; the Global Collection Garden and the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden. 70 acre of land of the garden is on an island in Sims Bayu. The garden is divided into six different distinct zones: a global garden collection, a culinary garden that has edible and medicinal plants, a lagoon encircled with a boardwalk maze, a family centre, coastal prairie and water wetlands along the islands.

149. Mercer Botanic Gardens

Mercer Botanic Gardens

31 km
from city center
149 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Named after the Mercer family who purchased the property as their home and gardens, the Mercer Botanic gardens have an arboretum and a variety of preserved native trees and plants like dogwoods, hawthorns, and palmettos and some exotic tree species like the camellias, ginkgo, camphor, etc.

150. Family Garden

Family Garden

16 km
from city center
150 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in Hermann Park the Family Garden is a garden designed for the organically grown produce of various vegetables and fruits in the Houston area. It harvests a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries and citrus. The garden also invites volunteer groups; and is a safe space for children who are invited to participate in cultivating the beds of various fruits and herbs. The produce that is grown here organically is donated to the local pantries. The family Garden is a space for education for the visitors and a part of the McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann Park.

151. Westbury Community Garden

Westbury Community Garden

18 km
from city center
151 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Westbury Community Garden is a community garden in Houston that spreads across 7-acres of land. It is one of the largest and a successful community garden in the Houston area. The main agenda for the garden is to educate people about good nutrition, organically-grown produce of vegetables and fruits. With more than 60 organic garden plots, 3 orchards and a tree farm it also has a farming training program. The community garden also organizes various events and volunteer programmes making it a gathering place for the community visitors.

152. Peckerwood Garden

Peckerwood Garden

73 km
from city center
152 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Built-in 1971, and named after the owner John Fairey, Peckerwood Garden is located in Hempstead Texas, and renamed the John Fairey Garden. This 40-acre garden is an epitome of diverse naturalistic settings and has more than three thousand rare and endangered plants from Mexico, Asia, and all over the USA.

153. Woodland Gardens

Woodland Gardens

218 km
from city center
153 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in Hermann Park and a section of the McGovern Centennial Gardens the Woodland Gardens is a perfect place for the bright blooms as the garden is filled with Azaleas, Camellias shade-loving ferns, and Native Texas Trees. It is a secret shade garden with a deck and a patio, and a large waterfall.

154. Jane Gregory Garden

Jane Gregory Garden

2 km
from city center
154 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The Jane Gregory Garden is situated in Buffalo Bayou Park and is filled with prairie plants. The garden caters to a variety of plants and trees from the shrub roses to Mongolia and live oak. Not only the garden has a variety of plants, but the visitors can also enjoy the varied insect species found in this garden.

155. Cloister Garden

Cloister Garden

10 km
from city center
155 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The Cloister Garden is a part of the St. Martin’s Church In Houston. Incorporating all the garden elements the designer included a fountain in the center, surrounded by benches and a collection of paintings that surrounds the lawn. There are also various floral and herbs that resemble the ancient cloister gardens. The design of the garden with its carvings creates a sense of ancient cloisters and for this reason, it is also a host of various religious events. Visitors can enjoy the calm ambiance of the garden.

156. Cane River Gardens

Cane River Gardens

4 km
from city center
156 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located at the heart of Houston’s Fifth Ward the garden offers a variety of vegetables and herbs that are organically grown. The vegetables and herbs are grown in a controlled environment using the eco-friendly architecture to maintain the ideal growing conditions. The main aim of the Cane River Garden is to restore and originate a sense of community in the fifth Ward with the help of a Garden. The community garden also provides various volunteer programmes for the people of Fifth ward, Houston.

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