Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston

4.3
#10 of 15 in Parks in Houston
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is located in Houston. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Houston Edition.
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  • June 25, 2017
    This spot has plenty of trees and hiking trails. Some of the trails have uneven boards, so watch your step. There is a small section of water and bayou. I missed the wildflower season, but I could see...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    It's a nice respite from the city. Easy hiking trails some of which covered by trees so it's not too hot. Very nice wildflower collection (with names) in the shop!  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    The Arboretum is a good place to take a walk in Houston.Lots of other people doing the same. Lots of nicely maintained trails. There's a boardwalk over a turtle pond. There's a small nature center. Th...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    So glad I found this place. It has several beautiful trails and lots of benches. While I was here, I saw squirrels, rabbits, turtles, and a few different kinds of birds. I think the Couch Birding trail was my favorite. It has a shaded viewing area that looks out over the bayou. I'll definitely be coming back.
  • June 24, 2017
    Nice place to take nature walks without leaving the city! Nice and quiet, doesn't feel like you're 5 minutes from the Galleria. Pet friendly even in the lobby of the center. Clean and well kept.
  • February 21, 2017
    Hidden around the corner from Memorial Park is this gem. The best part is how relaxing this area is! Several trails, all clearly marked make up this park. You would never think you are in the city. Along the trails are benches to stop and relax, read, or just to catch a break. There is also a very nice gift shop and information center up front. New trails are consistently being added all while keeping the same vibe. Parking can be a bit tight, but usually a spot can be found with some patience
  • June 23, 2017
    It's a nice respite from the city. Easy hiking trails some of which covered by trees so it's not too hot. Very nice wildflower collection (with names/labels) in the shop!
  • April 26, 2017
    What an amazing place to take the kids or their entire class... learning facilities, trails that are well groomed, critters to show, native trees and foliage marked, and tours. This awesome place has examples of every ecosystem environment in Texas. Truly a hidden gem

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