Vision for Houston  

Visitor Attractions and Points of Interest Noted on the Map (with Proximity to Planned and Proposed Museum Units)

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Visitor Attractions

Downtown Houston (*1)
-Theater District
-George R. Brown Convention Center
-Discovery Green, other parks
-Toyota Center
-Minute Maid Park
-BBVA Compass Stadium
-The Heritage Society
-Nau Center (future)
-Adjacent neighborhoods (The Heights, East End, EaDo, First, Third, Fourth, Fifth Wards)
-Museums and galleries
-Arts warehouses
-Music venues
-Religious and sacred sites

Museum District / Montrose (*2)
-Hermann Park
-Houston Museum of Natural Science
-The Children's Museum
-Houston Garden Center
-Japanese Gardens
-Miller Outdoor Theatre
-Houston Zoo
-Museum of Fine Arts Houston
-Contemporary Arts Museum
-Montrose neighborhood
-The Menil
-Rice University
-University of St Thomas
-Museums and galleries
-Festivals (Greek, Japan Festival)
-Pride Parade

Texas Medical Center / NRG Park (*2)
-NRG Stadium
-Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
-Houston Grand Prix

Uptown / The Galleria (*2)
-The Galleria, shopping
-Energy Corridor
-Memorial Park
-Camp Logan (historic)

Clear Lake / Kemah / Seabrook (*1, *PAs)
-Space Center Houston
-Kemah Boardwalk
-Pine Gully Park, Texas state archaeological site
-Armand Bayou Nature Center

Galveston Island (*4)
-Moody Gardens
-The Strand, shops, art galleries
-Texas Seaport Museum (*PA)
-Historic mansions, museums
-Cruise ship terminal
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Houston Ship Channel (*4)
-San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
-San Jacinto Monument
-Battleship Texas
-NPS - National Commemorative Area, Heritage Park (future) (*PA)

William P. Hobby Airport (*2)
-1940 Air Terminal Museum (*PA)
-I-45 / Gateway to Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston
-Opening to international flights

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (*4)
-Major international airport
-Gateway to future Grand Texas amusement / theme park (New Caney)

Scenic Drive Hwy 290 (*4)
-West gateway to College Station, Austin, San Antonio, Hill Country
-Native American archaeological site on Grand Parkway
-Cypress Creek Archaeology Site (Harris County Flood Control Dist)
-Historic communities, businesses
-International events (F1 Grand Prix, SXSW, Austin City Limits & ACL Festival, X Games Austin)
-Painted churches (off of I-10)
-Nature and wildflowers
-Houston Wildflower Seed Farm (proposed museum subunit) (*1)

*Key to Proximity Notes

The numbers indicate a level of access to or from museum units.
1 - Near museum unit
2 - Rail access to museum unit
3 - Easy highway or street access
4 - On major tourism, traffic route
PA - Possible Affiliate with visitor services and transportation

Points of Interest

Harrisburg / Greater East End / Port of Houston (*1)
-Harrisburg (historic town)
-Harrisburg (street) - possible visitor / tourism interests
-Houston Maritime Museum (future location) (*PA)
-NPS - National Heritage Area / Commemorative Park (future)

Alief / Sugar Land, Texas (*1)
-Temples, churches, mosques, synagogues centered around Synott Road, Eldridge Road and Bellfort Avenue, generally between Meyerland and Sugar Land
-Rapid growth and diversity
-New "Chinatown"
-Restaurants, diverse foods
-Festivals, entertainment events

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (*1)
-Houston sacred site, architectural marvel

Willow Waterhole Greenway (*3)
-Levitt Pavilion (future, discussed)
-Near Bellaire and West University Place

Traders Village Houston (*4)
-Festivals and special events
-Flea market, RV park, major attraction

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