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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston

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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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If you come to Houston to splurge while on holiday, book a luxurious room at a downtown hotel. This area is an ideal base for getting to know Houston, offering you a chance to stay within walking distance of one of the country's largest theater districts. Houston bills itself as the "Energy Capital of the World," so it's no surprise that it houses many "green" hotels, their garages designed to cater to electric vehicle owners. For something completely different, enjoy a Texas country experience at a working ranch outside the city limits.
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  • I expected so much from this place but it never seems to live up to the hype. I've tried it a few times and always left feeling like it wasn't that great.  more »
  • There‚Äôs good news and there is bad news. The good news is that half of the arboretum is STILL open despite construction. The bad news is that ONLY half of the arboretum is open because of construction...  more »
  • Great area to get out and get some fresh air. Woods, trails, birds, turtles and ponds. Very well done with a learning center for adults and children.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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