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Hermann Park, Houston

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Since 1914, Hermann Park has been one of the most visited public parks in Houston. Take your pick among the options, such as beautiful gardens, a zoo, an outdoor theater, and a museum. Play 18 holes at the Hermann Park Golf Course, the first desegregated golf course in the United States, or aim for a more educational experience at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. At the Houston Garden Center, you can immerse yourself in the enchanting aromas of fresh roses. The park features a picnic area and many walking paths. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hermann Park and many more Houston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Houston trip generator.
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  • I impress by the place, is very nice with a large artificial lake where you can rent boats, you can relax in its comfortable benches, there is a train that runs through the property. Also in the carcenias are the Museum of natural sciences, the zoo and a large theater. Recommended.
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  • A fun park and surrounding area. Lots to do. You can walk in the park, around the lake, feed the ducks, paddle on the water, ride on a miniature train, visit surrounding museums and there are many. Yo...  more »
  • I took a walk round Hermann Park in between museums. The park is really beautiful and I thought the highlight was the Japanese gardens. You totally forget you are in the centre of one of the biggest c...  more »
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  • Something for everyone here. A stroll through several gardens and a mini-forest. A lake with a huge fountain, ducks, paddle boats, and shimmering reflections of the sun. A playground with water sprayers to keep kids cool. A train ride that circles the park. Miller Outdoor Theatre and the huge hill, plus free performances at night. The Houston Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, Health Museum, and Children's Museum are steps away.
  • This park has everything you want as a tourist and as a local. It is HUGE! I was able to cover the natural history museum and zoo in one day but I just was running around to make the best of everything. There is just so much to do here. Not enough time. Super green and awesome for family or touristy time.
  • Moody's outdoor theatre, Zoo, museum of science, decent good course, lots of trails, lots of places for family gatherings, Japanese Garden, pretty, meandering lake with ducks. The only issue I have is parking is limited, but the light rail has a stop right there, and it's pretty reachable by bicycle (a 10 mile ride for me) so I'm not taking anything off for that. If you are depending on the parking spots, come early. Also check out parking lots along Hermann Park Drive on the weekends. It's like a miniature Central Park, but with better security and a smaller variety of environments to explore.
  • My destination was the Museum of Natural History located adjacent to Hermann park. The reflecting pool was pretty neat. Parking was free. It's a little difficult to navigate. The landmarks are little versions of Arch de Triumph and Washington Monument. I saw many dogs. In the morning a yoga class was being led by the fountain. I had my first look at Texas fire ants. Look out for those guys!!! Wish I could post my slow motion video of them.
  • It is a great place to go exercise. There are trails where people can walk or go jogging. The restrooms are very spacious and clean ( behind the Miller theater). The gardens are accentuated by outstanding public pieces of art work. The landscaping is well designed and well kept. Children can enjoy feeding the ducks in the pond by the zoo. There is a Japanese Garden with an almost magical atmosphere that invites to meditate. During the spring this garden is adorned by a spectacular show of azaleas perfect for the background of a portrait picture. There are a wide variety of trees, ranging from pine trees to oak trees that form amazing lines which seem to reach out in the sun light and create a positive space against the clear blue sky. It is a romantic place where couples enjoy quiet walks holding hands and children splash under the water fountains. Native Texas grass and other wild flowers can be found here.

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