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Houston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) is one of the largest museums in the United States. Visitors can explore over 6,000 years of history in over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. In fact, the MFAH's permanent collection boasts almost 64,000 pieces housed in seven different buildings. That's a lot of ground to cover. However, some of the facilities are connected via underground tunnels, which only adds to the fun of exploration. With so much to see, many people spend the entire day wandering through the exhibits and enjoying the modern, airy ambiance of the space. Therefore, many visitors take advantage of on-site dining options. The MFA Café is known to be quite budget-friendly and exceptionally tasty. The menu features both Italian and Southern fare. There's also a European-inspired coffee bar, kids menu, and an afternoon tea service.
The MFAH offers a continuous rotation of amazing art exhibitions, so there is always something new and exciting to discover. Thursdays are free for the permanent exhibits, and the museum remains open until 9 p.m. Visitors appreciate that photography is allowed at the museum, as long as no flash is used. Before ending the day, be sure to stop at the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. It is located at the corner of Montrose Boulevard and Bissonnet Street. The garden showcases more than 25 works from 19th-and 20th-century artists such as Auguste Rodin and Henri Matisse. The garden is free to the public and open daily. Cover image courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.