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A Taste of Downtown Houston History

While exploring downtown Houston, it helps to learn more about the city's urban makeup. This includes diving into the geography, history, architecture, and Southern culture of the fourth largest city in the United States. Come get a taste of downtown Houston's history by visiting its most iconic sights and attractions. Cover image via Wikimedia by Carol M. Highsmith. No Copyright Restrictions.

  • 1.

    Minute Maid Park

    Minute Maid Park

    Minute Maid Park is home to Houston's favorite sports team—the Houston Astros.

  • 2.

    NASA Space Center Houston Museum

    NASA Space Center Houston Museum

    NASA plays a significant role in the history and identity of the city of Houston.

  • 3.

    Buffalo Bayou Park

    Buffalo Bayou Park

    Buffalo Bayou Park offers 160-acres of green space just west of downtown Houston.

  • 4.

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a nationally-acclaimed museum located in Hermann Park.

  • 5.

    Rodeo Houston

    Rodeo Houston

    Rodeo Houston hosts the largest rodeo in the world offering the most frequent number of livestock shows.

  • 6.

    Kemah Boardwalk

    Kemah Boardwalk

    Located about 20 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Kemah Boardwalk is a fun waterfront destination.

  • 7.

    Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    Explore 6,000 years of history in one of the largest museums in the United States.

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