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Sites of Interest


Map featuring the sites of interest within walking distance (pdf) (gmap)

A. The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr; Houston, TX 77030; 713.533.6500
Visitors can see 6,000+ animals in natural habitat-style exhibits & watch daily care & feedings.

B. The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr; Houston, TX 77030; 713.639.4629
Museum with dinosaur hall & other permanent exhibits, planetarium, IMAX theater & butterfly house.

C. Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet St; Houston, TX 77005; 713.639.7300
Distinct campus & sculpture garden with notable art from antiquity to today, plus films & programs.

D. McGovern Centennial Gardens
1500 Hermann Dr; Houston, TX 77004; 713.524.5876
The McGovern Centennial Gardens is home to a diverse collection of gardens including an arid garden, a rose garden, a woodland garden, an interactive family garden, and more. You can get a bird’s-eye view of it all by walking the spiral path to the top of a 30-foot mount. 

E. Rice Village
2400 University Blvd; Houston, TX 77005; 713.302.8918
Open-air mall with 35+ popular retailers for apparel & home goods, plus diverse dining options.

F. Japanese Garden in Hermann Park
6000 Fannin St; Houston, TX 77030; 713.524.5876
Tranquil Japanese garden in Hermann Park featuring plants, ponds & rocks, plus a teahouse.

G. Texas Medical Center
2450 Holcombe Blvd; Houston, TX 77021; 713.791.8800
The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world, and receives more than 7.2 million visitors each year.

H. Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St; Houston, TX 77004; 713.942.8000
Features artifacts from survivors who migrated to Houston.

I. Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet St; Houston, TX 77005; 713.639.7325
Opened in 1924 and later expanded by Mies van der Rohe, this is the main building of the Museum of Fine Arts.

J. Sam Houston Monument
Museum District; Houston, TX 77030; 832.395.7061
Sam Houston Monument is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Sam Houston by Enrico Cerracchio, located at the northwest corner of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, in the United States.

K. Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St; Houston, TX 77004; 713.522.1138
Bustling family museum with a wealth of hands-on activities such as a Bubble Lab & a Tot Spot.

L. The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr; Houston, TX 77004; 713.521.1515
Health-sciences-themed museum with interactive displays centered around the human body.

M. Hermann Park Railroad
Hermann Park Railroad; Houston, TX 77030;
A miniature railroad servicing Hermann Park.

N. Hermann Park Golf Course
2155 N MacGregor Way; Houston, TX 77030; 713.526.0077
Built in 1922, Hermann Park Golf Course is an oak-lined oasis in the heart of Houston, rated by Golf Digest Places to Play at 3 1/2 stars.

O. James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace
6100 S Main St; Houston, TX 77005;
Rice University’s own Turrell installation.

P. Fondren Library, Rice University
6100 S Main St; Houston, TX 77005; 713.348.5698
Rice University’s library.


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