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The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is the closest thing to a waterfall you are likely to see in an urban environment. This Houston park spans for over 2.5 acres, with the fountain being one of the main features that draw in those looking to capture an interesting photo. The waterwall is a huge semi-circle that circulates 11,000 gallons of water every minute. It is so popular that it is commonly known as the centerpiece of Houston. The park is surrounded by over 150 oak trees, making this the perfect place to relax in the shade after you finish up your photo session. Since the waterwall is so massive, many people compare its look to an actual waterfall, which should give you an idea of how awesome this area truly is. The site has been the location of weddings and has also been featured in a few films.
Tourists and locals alike come to this spot to use it as a photo backdrop. It is also a really awesome place to take boomerangs. Standing at 64 feet tall, this waterwall is truly something to marvel at. Those who designed it wanted it to be a horseshoe shape with rushing water falling down the sides. It was not made to be 64 feet by mistake. Each foot is meant to represent each story of the 64 story building that sits opposite the fountain. The park is open every day from 8 in the morning until 9 at night. Try going in the evening to catch a special view when the sun is beginning to set.
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