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September 02, 2021 2 min read

Houston is one of the best places to take in authentic American culture and offers a wide variety of unique activities to fill your adventurous soul. You'll find magnificent skyscrapers and pockets of nature alike, with festivals and year round outdoor activities. So take out that push pin travel map of yours, and get ready to to plan the journey of a lifetime to Houston.


Here’s a quick guide to the best tourist spots in Houston:


Houston Museum of Natural Science

T-Rex Skeleton

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is located on the edge of the Hermann Park. The sheer length and breadth of the galleries and halls there is a sight to behold. If you are a fan of the Jurassic period, make sure you go to the Morian Hall of Paleontology. Dinosaur poop, fossils, life-sized replicas? It has it all.

It is also worth checking out the lively Cockrell Butterfly Center. The place is so humid, you could easily mistake it for a tropical rainforest. That’s because it is that way by design, keeping animals and insects within its walls properly conserved and protected.

If you are looking for an anniversary gift for your spouse, don’t forget to take them over to the Texas exhibit that features realistic train models.


Manready Mercantile

Texan Cowboy Boots

For the perfect gift idea, look no further than Manready Mercantile. This independent boutique features all sorts of quirky yet high-quality items. Get anything from locally produced baseball hats, perfumes, tees, and leather goods.


Houston Livestock Show

Texas Longhorn at Texas Livestock Show

How about experiencing the largest rodeo on this planet? The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a one of a kind event that features a ferris wheel, some games, nightly concerts, rodeo and a livestock exhibition.

You can experience bull riding, calf scrambles and more events in a jam-packed stadium. If you’re lucky, a major musician like Beyonce and Cardi B might be in town for a performance there.


Memorial Park

Public Park in Houston, Texas, USA

This park has places for golf, tennis, croquet, baseball, football, and even a public pool! If that wasn’t enough, the Memorial Park’s sprawling 100 acre-area is home to native wetlands, picnic areas, pine-hardwood forests, savanna and open-green spaces.

Get your nature fix on with the Memorial Park. And don't forget to memorialize your adventure on a push pin map of Texas. Don't have one? Not to worry, because Pushpintravelmaps will hook you up with one today.

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