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Galveston, TX Historic Strand District, Harbor & Tourism

Posted: May 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Recent Posts, Tourist Attractions

Galveston Tourism There is so very much to do and see in Galveston, Texas! This post will feature the historic Strand area of downtown as well as the harbor, shrimp boats, fishing and more. Did you know that Galveston is also known as the City of Oleanders? Oleander flowers can be viewed on a profusion […]

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Springtime Primavera Event in Houston’s Galleria

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm   /   Events, Tourist Attractions

Houston Attraction If you missed the lovely annual Primavera springtime event in Houston’s Galleria, there will be plenty of pictures in this post to give you an idea of what you might have seen were you to have visited there in person. Believe it or not, even though I have heard of this seasonal showcasing […]

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Smither Park is a Unique & Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation sponsors the Smither Park and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are obviously related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! Smither Park was named in honor of […]

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Curious & Fantastical Orange Show Foundation Folk Art

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Tourist Attractions

This wild and imaginative folk art creation was built on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980.  It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack obviously loved oranges…thus the homage to this […]

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Cockrell Butterfly Center Pictures ~ HMNS in Hermann Park

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm   /   Museums, Tourist Attractions

Houston, Texas has a mild climate where one can see butterflies year round. This is especially true if one has planted vegetation that attracts them. But where does one go to see exotic butterflies galore from all around the world in one place? The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Museum of Natural History in Hermann […]

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Landmark Williams Water Wall in Galleria Area

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Williams Water Wall is located in the Houston Galleria and Uptown Park part of our city.  It is situated opposite the tall and impressive 64 story office building called the Williams Tower. Many of us long time Houstonians still call it the Transco Tower.  It had that name for a long time as Transco […]

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Stunning Texas Sized Jamail Skatepark in Houston

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark Part of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department this amazing facility is called the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark. It was named after well known and successful billionaire attorney Joe Jamail and his wife because of their generosity in donating funds towards its creation. The Jamails have been generous in […]

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The Beer Can House, a Local Houston Attraction

Posted: March 24, 2016 at 4:22 pm   /   Tourist Attractions

Folk Art at its Best! If you love folk art and either live in Houston, Texas or plan to visit, put this address of the Beer Can House on your list of places to visit. It is a Houston treasure! The Beer Can House at 222 Malone Street has been drawing hoards of visitors ever […]

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Tour of Houston Ship Channel – A Tourist Attaction!

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm   /   Tourist Attractions

Houston Ship Channel Throughout the years when we have had out of town guests who have never previously been to this part of the country we have introduced them to the Houston Ship Channel as a tourist attraction. Every one of our guests have walked away from that experience not only better informed about one […]

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