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157. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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

Located in Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Centre is a non-profit arboretum which is spread across 155 acres of land. With natural trails of 8 km, there are various gardens encompassed in it, like the Sensory Garden, Hummingbird, and Butterfly Island and Wildlife Garden. The sensory garden in the Nature Centre is designed to appeal to the 3 senses smell, sight, and sound which is evident as the garden has highly fragrant plants, bees, and tropical sage plants.

158. Jenkins Garden

Jenkins Garden

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

Jenkins Garden is a natural space that provides shade and a place to enjoy nature. Named in honor of Dr. Daniel Jenkins who funded the development of the Garden, it is an abode to the wildlife, insects, birds and also includes a water setting. The trees, shrubs, and the Native Texas grass in the garden provide nectar, berries, and seeds and also attract a lot of butterflies, caterpillars, and hummingbirds throughout the year. A place to relax for the general public and also provides shade as it has a varied range of flora. This pollinator garden is open to the public as a garden as well as a playground.

159. Genoa Friendship Garden

Genoa Friendship Garden

23 km
from city center
159 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The Genoa Friendship Garden is a host to 14 unique gardens, an educational center, and also a Greenhouse facility. It is home to perennials, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, and water features. The garden also allows visitors to participate in a variety of events and programs like Open Garden Day and the Weekly Garden day, which are a public tour of the gardens and also allows the purchase of plants from the greenhouse facility. The main aim of the Genoa Friendship garden is to inspire and educate the visitors about horticulture for which there are lecture series that are conducted at the education center.

160. Blodgett Urban Gardens

Blodgett Urban Gardens

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

It is a community garden in Houston, which aims to harvest the fresh vegetables, fruits and also learn about the various gardening techniques. They offer a variety of community programs and also allow buying the locally grown fruits and vegetables. Situated near the Texas Southern University the garden was an initiative by the students of the university itself, which started five years ago. The main agenda behind the community garden is to harvest and sell the organically grown produce of vegetables and fruits to people in and around Houston.

161. Seven Acre Wood

Seven Acre Wood
5.0 /5

68 km
from city center
161 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Seven acre wood is a fun place to play and enjoy rides. Based out of Conroe in Houston, this old fashioned children’s amusement centre is spread across seven and a half-acre and is popular for its petting zoo where kids play with ducks, cows, ponies, deer, goats, chickens, llamas and donkeys.

162. Armand Bayou Nature Centre

Armand Bayou Nature Centre
5.0 /5

34 km
from city center
162 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Situated in Pasadena, between Johnson Space Center and the Bayport Industrial District, Armand Bayou Nature Centre is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States. It is also the largest migratory bird route in North America as it lies along the Central Flyway. This preserve is a good idea if you want to see wildlife, natural trails and undertake educational activities in a beautiful natural environment of forests, wetlands and prairie.

163. Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Bayou Wildlife Zoo
5.0 /5

41 km
from city center
163 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Exploring wildlife in Bayou Wildlife Zoo is a splendid experience as one observes wildlife in the comfort of a tram under the guidance of a tour guide. Bayou Wildlife Zoo is mainly bifurcated into 80 - acre tram ride, Addie Lou’s Barnyard and Big Red Barn.

164. Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park
5.0 /5

50 km
from city center
164 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Home to the American alligator, Brazos Bend State Park is a sheer delight to bird watchers and wildlife lovers. The park is endowed with varying topography like lakes, terrains and floodplains.

165. Crocodile Encounter

Crocodile Encounter
5.0 /5

56 km
from city center
165 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Known as the crocodile capital of Texas, Crocodile Encounter is just 30 minutes away from downtown Houston. Here, the visitors watch the crocodiles being fed under expert supervision and also learn about their behavior and daily activities.

166. Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo
5.0 /5

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

Located in Hermann Park, Houston Zoo is a treat for wildlife lovers. It offers insight through wildlife carousel, animal encounters, exhibits, twilight safaris, camp zoofaris, virtual experiences, field trips, school programs and much more.

167. Texas Zoo

Texas Zoo
5.0 /5

192 km
from city center
167 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in the City of Victoria Parks and Recreation Office, the Texas Zoo “aims to connect the public to wildlife.” The Texas Zoo is known for its native and exotic fauna, kids’ camp, aviary and a petting zoo.

168. Congregation Beth Yeshurun

Congregation Beth Yeshurun

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

A conservative synagogue in the city of Houston, the Congregation Beth Yeshurun was founded in 1891, it later merged with Congregation Beth El in 1946 and finally took its original name in 2002. Until then the synagogue was not recognised as a different worship[ place but was merged with private homes, wooden frames and a former church.

169. Congregation Emamu El

Congregation Emamu El

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

A reform synagogue, affiliated to the Union Reform of Judaism the Congragtaion Emalu el is an ancient synagogue was built in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and was designed by Lenard Gabert and MacKie & Kamrath Architect. Back then the building was 65,000 acres with 855 seatings which was connected to the main social hall, making it one of the most creative and well constructed buildings back then.

170. Houston Congregation Reform

Houston Congregation Reform

11 km
from city center
170 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The Houston Congregation reform, a social reform synagogue has celebrated 60 years as a place of worship. The synagogue is located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, the synagogue offers an intimate, vibrant and gives the feeling of warmth and goodwill when one enters the synagogue. Houston Congregation reform started reforming their congregation in 2005 and also conducted synagogue classes and every Friday night the synagogue has shabbat services for its jewish people.

171. Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel

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

A reform Jewrish congregation in the city of Houston, the Congregation Beth Israel is one of Houston's most recognized, active and vibrant synagogues present. The synagogue was established in 1845 making it one of Texas’ oldest places of worship, in addition to this Congregation Beth Israel also has an extremely rich history and is now affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism to maintain this ancient culture and heritage.

172. United Orthodox Synagogues

United Orthodox Synagogues

11 km
from city center
172 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Commonly referred to as the UOS the United Orthodix synagogues were formed 50 years ago when the oldest 3 synagogues namely, Adath Israel, Adath Emeth and Beth Jacob merged together to form one synagogue to unite the smaller Jewish community. Today the UOS are a modern ordothox community synagogue, with and extremely beautiful residence area near the synagogue itself.

173. Young Israel of Houston

Young Israel of Houston

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

An orthodix synagogue located in the heart of southwest Houston, the Young Israel of Houston has been a community that provides exciting activities for the Jewish people to bond and unite as a community. The Young Israel of Houston is a warm and welcoming committee that is filled with Jewish families from all over the world. They base all principles on the philosophy of the Torah that teaches them self growth and development.

174. Congregation Beth Rambam

Congregation Beth Rambam

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

A diverse and orthodox synagogue, the Congregation Beth Rambam, is located in the southwest area of HOuston. The synagogue was originally made for the Sephardic jews to feel comfortable and homely among the people who share the same beliefs and Sephardic customs as them. The Congregation Beth Rambam was originally set up in Meadow Walk Townhomes Clubhouse.

175. Meyerland Minyan Synagogue

Meyerland Minyan Synagogue

14 km
from city center
175 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located in the Jewish heart of Houston, the Meyerland Minyan synagogue is one of Houston's oldest, most dynamic and most welcoming synagogues. The orthodox synagogue is welcoming to people of all age groups, different jew communities and people with intellectually different open. Meyerland aims at creating an atmosphere for people to be comfortable and learn more and more under the synagogue.

176. Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai

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

Temple Sinai is a synagogue that majorly serves the community of jews of the west side of Houston. The temple is known for its utmost welcoming nature and comforting environment for people from different ages, castes and religions. At Sinai they majorly focus on teaching lessons that are lifelong learnings and relevant.Their mission strongly suggests that “ Your home for fostering spiritual growth, nurturing genuine connections, and strengthening Jewish life.

177. Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Beth Tikvah

32 km
from city center
177 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

The Temple Beth Tikvah is located amongst a beautiful surrounding between Lake Clear close to the city of Galveston. The reform synagogue is a community that is based on inclusiveness where everyone of all age groups, any marital status or sexual orientation. The congregation also holds several events during the year which include several shabbats, musical services and religious school days. These are organised by the congregation itself with the aim of making the community inclusive and welcoming.

178. Chabad at the Medical Center

Chabad at the Medical Center

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

A community synagogue that is open to allJews irrespective of their background of their level of observance. The Chabad usually comes across as a place with an extremely positive, inspiring, stimulating, friendly and non judgemental area for the people. The Chabad has weekday morning services that are followed by a light breakfast for the people, the people can also arrange for a study session with the Rabbi to understand the depth of the religion and its teaching.

179. Heimish of Houston

Heimish of Houston

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

The Heminish is a community that was formed late in 2018. The modern community is a welcoming ground for the jews who wish to learn and grow with the help of the teaching in the Torah. The Heminish is also a place for the jews to bond, unite and grow from a small to an expanding community of people who follow and learn the philosophy of the Torah . Ever since the Heminish has started it has only been seeing a growing number of people who join to learn what the Aibester there teaches, their main goal is to transform lives and warm hearts.

180. Ocean life aquarium

Ocean life aquarium
4.5 /5

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

The Ocean life aquarium is one of the finest retail stores present in the city of Houston. The owner of the Aquarium Nick Ngugen has been in this industry for over 20 years and this expertise helps his visitors to create a perfect tank for their personal use.

181. Houston aquarium and animal adventure

Houston aquarium and animal adventure
4.5 /5

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

A new venture: the Houston Aquarium and Animal Adventure is opening soon in the metropolitan area of Houston . The venture aims to give its visitors the closest experience and insights into not only wild life but also marine life.

182. Kipp aquarium

Kipp aquarium
4.5 /5

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

The newest edition to the Houston zoo, the Kipps Aquarium is home to one the latest and rarest species of marine life. The aquarium has the perfect amount of lighting and ideal surroundings to not only make the animals comfortable but also make the aquarium experience wholesome for the visitors. The Kipps aquarium is mostly home to fish and marine life that is found in the gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean.

183. FJW Aquarium

FJW Aquarium
4.5 /5

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

A beautiful and fairly large marine exhibit, the FJW Aquarium is home to a wide range of saltwater fish and corals. Additionally, it is also one of the most popular fish and aquarium supply stores in Houston being widely famous for the variety of supplies that it provides to its customers that includes fish food, fish tanks, coral food, saltwater fish and much more.

184. Fish Gallery

Fish Gallery
4.0 /5

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

The fish Gallery is one of the largest and oldest fish stores of Texas. The gallery that started in Houston 35 years ago is now situated in major cities all across Texas such as Dallas, Austin, Denver and several other major cities. Proving more than just shopping services, The Fish Gallery helps new and young fish enthusiasts get started by educating them about the different types of fish and marine life.

185. Urban Aquatics

Urban Aquatics
4.5 /5

22 km
from city center
185 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Urban Aquatics is a home marine services providing company. They offer installation, designing and maintenance services to all their customers for a large span of over 12 years. With a high reputation in terms of consumer service, the Urban Aquatics is a must visit place for any fish enthusiast who wishes to set up a small tank in their homes and offices.

186. Infinity Fish LLC

Infinity Fish LLC
4.0 /5

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

Providing efficient maintenance services to the larger aquariums in the city, the Infinity Fish LLC is Houston's largest saltwater fish store. In addition to this, they also help customers move their home aquariums from one place to the other making sure the safety of the fish and tank . This makes them one of the most popular stores in the city that provide both saltwater and freshwater fish to its customers.

187. Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park

Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park
4.5 /5

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

While there are no natural waterfalls in the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park, it is still considered a hidden gem of the city since it is located within the Texas Medical Center. It is known best for its water fountains as well as tall water concrete waterfalls. The park has an old-school feel to it owing to its columns which are predominantly ivy-covered, the tiny waterways and the vine-covered pergolas.

188. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden
4.5 /5

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

The Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre garden which is known for its many natural and architectural elements representative of Japan. Visitors to the garden enter through a gate known as the Nagayamon which has pine and oak trees around itself. The waterfall, falling off a granite cascade, happens to be one of the main highlights here along with the lush green land and the flora.

189. Oyster Creek Park

Oyster Creek Park
4.5 /5

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

Oyster Creek Park is one of the most beautiful and serene parks in the city of Houston. It is home to a pond which is adorned with rocks of all shapes and sizes, and has tiny waterfalls falling off of them. The water feature, which is a fountain, and the different public art pieces are also some of the attractions at the park.

190. Krause Springs

Krause Springs
4.5 /5

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

Perfect for a day trip from Houston, Krause Springs in Spicetown, Texas is a well-known camping and swimming destination. The property is owned by the Krause Family and is part of the National Registry of Historical Sites. The area comprises of twin waterfalls cascading down the rocks and falling into the natural pools. In fact, there are 32 springs and several natural and man-made pools, ideal for swimming, which go on to join Lake Travis.

191. Mint Poker

Mint Poker
4.5 /5

35 km
from city center
191 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A members-only casino park, the Mint Poker casino is a 24/7 open Casino in the city of Houston. The Mint Poker also holds a series of tournaments for its members to take part in and win exciting prizes. These events are annual and take place over one week.

192. Lone star

Lone star
4.5 /5

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

One of Houston's best poker clubs, Lone star is an enjoyable and friendly place for meeting people and playing poker. The club also has the option of private parties that people can organize at the poker club. The Lone Star poker club also has a scheme where the members get an hour of free play.

193. Paramount Social

Paramount Social
4.5 /5

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

The Paramount Social and Poker club is a member-only poker club. The membership process for the club is exceptionally convenient for people to enjoy a bunch of free food and beverages. In addition to the unlimited membership benefits the Paramount social club hosts multiple tournaments for its members.

194. Rounders Poker Room

Rounders Poker Room
4.5 /5

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

Intending to create an atmosphere to love the game of poker, the Rounders Poker Table had initially been set up their casino here, in Houston. The casino has been there for years and has built trust in the hearts of its locals and frequent visitors. The Rounders Poker room also has reserved Thursday as ladies night, where women can play for free.

195. The River Poker Club

The River Poker Club
4.5 /5

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

The River Poker Club is a private social poker club that offers not only rakes and slots but also an atmosphere of exclusivity. This makes the game of poker one of the most exciting games in Texas. The River Poker club promises its visitors an upscale and premier experience of poker at the club. In addition to games and fun, the club also has a wide variety of food and drinks.

196. The Hangar Poker House

The Hangar Poker House
4.5 /5

28 km
from city center
196 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A legal, safe and secure place to enjoy poker, the Hangar Poker House consists of eight different casino tables offering a different variation of Hold ‘em on each of them. The Hanger Poker House also promises a fun and exciting as well discrete and fair game of poker during their stay.

197. 5d ranch

5d ranch
5.0 /5

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

Located in the outskirts of Navasota the opener operated ranch is home to a wide range of exciting activities and is an ideal place for family camping. The ranch gives its visitors options to camp under the trees on fertile soil or in rental RVs or truck campers. These exciting campsites are spread over an area of 400 acres surrounded by a clean pond and a beautiful view of the mountains.

198. Camp wonderland

Camp wonderland
5.0 /5

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

Thirty-five acres of beautiful flora and fauna, Camp wonderland comprises six different campsites. The campsite is located just 4 miles from the Trinity River, which increases the utility of the area, creating more space for swimming and a range of different water activities. Visitors also have the chance to wander and explore the area around the clean and blue river.

199. Briers ranch primitive camping

Briers ranch primitive camping
4.5 /5

465 km
from city center
199 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

An ideal place to practice orienteering, the Briers ranch primitive camping is known for its majestic views and clean, green and fresh atmosphere. The campsite allows its visitors to learn skills like pasturing, orienteering, hiking and cutting firewood. They can also explore bushy areas, gullies and creek beds.

200. The honey hole

The honey hole
4.5 /5

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

An ideal area for nature lovers, Honey Hole, is 15 acres of Wooded Rolling land which comprises a 4-acre fresh swimming pond for its visitors at the campsite. Honey hole is more of a retreat than a campsite because of the multiple facilities that are provided to them by the hosts at Honey Hole. The 15 acres further comprises three smaller camps that vary from each other to provide a broader range of stays for its visitors.

201. Tuna park

Tuna park
4.5 /5

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

A spacious RV park located in the state of Galveston is known for its ever-growing collection of trailers and RVs in the city of Houston. The park allows people to get their campers, tents and RVs and camp in the Tuna Park for a certain period. The park also provides its visitors with a wide range of facilities like free wifi, bins, picnic tables and portable water for the visitors. To make the stay more exciting, the park also has a fishing pond at the end of the park.

202. 5W ranch

5W ranch
4.5 /5

38 km
from city center
202 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

An extension of the 5 D Ranch, but yet with an exciting and more relaxing area the 5 W Ranch is located on the same premises as th% D ranch. The 5 W ranch offers the visitors with facilities like BBQ pits, charcoal, smores and firewood. The Ranch is also ideal for a family vacation and just like the 5 D Ranch at the 5 W Ranch visitors can pitch their tents, camp in their RVs or even pitch their tents.

203. Steel chillin campsite

Steel chillin campsite
4.5 /5

28 km
from city center
203 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Steel Chillin Campsite is a camping place located at Sargent Island, Texas. The site is well known for family camping and campfire events that make it lively and popular. Trailers and RVs are allowed in the area, but only groups of up to six people can be accommodated at one campsite.

204. Texas treehouse swings forest

Texas treehouse swings forest
4.0 /5

37 km
from city center
204 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Located at the Gulf Coast, the Texas TreeHouse Swings Forest is 5 acres of rainforest which offer camping and family vacation facilities. All the camps in the area are located far from each other; hence there is no contact or interaction. Moreover, there are multiple sites, and each location offers many facilities for visitors.

205. Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk

41 km
from city center
205 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

Kemah Boardwalk is a 23 old amusement park located about 30 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. It is open all year round and houses many rides, games, and restaurants. It is situated along the Galveston Bay and Clear Lake, making it a premium family outing place.

206. The Morris and manor retreat

The Morris and manor retreat
4.0 /5

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

The Morris Manor and Retreat is one of the most beautiful and romantic camping locations in Texas. The 25-acre land houses a stocked pond, a deer park and a fenced RV area. One can camp anywhere on the ground and enjoy many activities.

207. Sea rim state park

Sea rim state park
4.0 /5

14 km
from city center
207 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

With more than 4000 acres of Marshland within it, the Sea Rim State Park is located at the far Southeast corner of Texas in Sabine Pass. Given the 4.3 miles of Shoreline, the Sea Rim park is well known for beaches and water-based activities such as boating, kayaking and paddle boating. Surfing is also popular in the region.

208. Lake Houston wilderness park

Lake Houston wilderness park
4.0 /5

47 km
from city center
208 out of 210
places to visit in Houston

A wooded parkland encompassing 4,768 acres of land the Lake Houston Wilderness Park is owned by the Houston Parks and Recreation department. The park allows day use as well as overnight camping to all its visitors. The wilderness park also has a wide range of animals and snakes that can be spotted by the visitors on a typical day.

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