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Houston Museum District, Houston
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Within a 2.4 km (1.5 mi) radius of Mecom Fountain, Houston Museum District features 20 museums showcasing art, science, culture, and history. Take the opportunity to learn about cultural and business connections between nations of the East and the West. You can find out more about the Holocaust, browse through extravagant Bohemian crystal pieces, tour the insides of a giant human body, and meet 6,000 animals of various ecosystems within the district. See artifacts and documents relating to African-American history, including the military life of Buffalo soldiers. Children's Museum of Houston, rated a top children's museum by Parents magazine, educates kids as they play throughout the 14 hands-on, interactive exhibits. Make Houston Museum District a centerpiece of your Houston vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Houston vacation route planner.
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  • Houston MFA, Museum of Science, Menil Collection and Rothko Chapel in immediate area. Zaza Hotel is a 5-star treat. Quiet shaded streets. 
  • We drove by one of the museum's parking garages and I was driving a little too fast to pull in because it snuck up on me. By the time I turned around to pull in the garage was closed as it was full. W...  more »
  • The easiest way to get here is by one of the "Hop On and Off" buses...First you could get oriented and then get off and check out the museums you'd like to see.... Just make sure you don't miss your b...  more »