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Up to 50% Off Fine-Arts Museum Visit

Afton Oaks/ River Oaks

$16 $8

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General admission grants access to collection of European decorative arts and garden; teas and sweet and savory treats accompany tours

Up to 42% Off Bayou Segway Tour

Downtown

$160 $99

Tour bayou pathways; learn about the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), and the Alley Theater

50% Off at The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

The Museum District

$10 $5

Weather museum demystifies the secrets of meteorology with hands-on exhibits and edifying events

50% Off at Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

$10 $5

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Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

Up to 55% Off a City Bike Tour

Houston

$240 $119

Cruise through downtown Houston and its neighboring areas or explore the historic Houston Heights and its top pubs and sites

Houston Museum of Natural Science — 50%

The Museum District

$50 $27

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Collection of 350+ pieces from late 19th- and early 20th-century Imperial Russia, including opulent Easter eggs made for the Romanov family

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum – Up to Half Off

Greater Hobby Area

$10 $5

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Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Houston's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 56% Off Art Museum Membership

The Museum District

$75 $35

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Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

Up to 53% Off at Houston Urban Adventures

Georgia's Market

$70 $35

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Guides lead guests through Houston's tunnel system and to Texas's tallest building; pub tour visits four Houston bars

Houston Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit

University Place

$10 $5

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

Up to 69% Off from Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $30

Specter detectives lead treks through haunted spots of Houston, Tomball, and Spring, sharing historical anecdotes and spine-tingling tales

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Celtic Gardens

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Firkin and Phoenix Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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Located at the base of the towering San Jacinto Monument, the San Jacinto Museum of History chronicles the formation of Texas lore. This year marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence, and the museum provides festive fact-gatherers with a moveable feast of 17,000 local objects, 18,000 volumes, and 700 feet of historic party streamers gathered from Texas and New Spain, the United States, and Mexico. While admission to the museum is free, member benefits include access to special exhibits and the Jesse H. Jones Theatre. Members are also granted access to the San Jacinto Monument’s observation deck, which provides a hang-glider's view of the Houston skyline and the mighty Battleship Texas.

1 Monument Cir
La Porte,
TX
US

What makes your business stand out?
The Battleship Texas is located next to the San Jacinto Battleground, so visitors get an opportunity to experience two great historical sites in one location. Have a picnic under wonderful trees. Bring your camera and capture some great photographs.

What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?
The Battleship Texas is the last remaining U.S. ship to serve in both WWI and WWII. It is also the last of the Dreadnought-style ships. We work hard to maintain her, and nothing makes us happier than when people come to visit The Might T.

What is your most popular offering?
Our Hard Hat Tours are offered five times each year. They occur in January, March, May, October, and November. You can make a reservation on on our website. We also offer an Overnight Education Program and we have hosted 40,000 children at our overnight camp.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Visitors of all ages have visited The Texas since 1948 and continue to do so. Come walk the same decks where the heroes of yesterday answered our nation's call to protect America.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Visiting [The] Texas can be deeply moving for many people. It is also highly educational for visitors of all ages. In 1914, The Texas was considered the most powerful weapon on the planet. To walk her decks provides memories for years to come.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Meeting visitors and having the opportunity to see their reactions to the experience of being on The Might T.

Business Basics

Established: Before 1950
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Tour the Last Dreadnought—100 years old
Pro Tip: Bring a camera. The Texas is located next to The San Jacinto Monument and Battleground.

3523 Independence Pkwy S
La Porte,
TX
US

Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.

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1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

After retiring from his upholstering job at the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Milkovisch spent his free time building structures around his house and drinking beers with his wife Mary. But when he ran out of space for building, he decided to use up his extra beer cans to create a shiny siding for his structures and his house. He began in 1968, and within 20 years he had completely covered his property with an estimated 50,000 aluminum and glass cans. The result was both fashionable and functional, with swaying garlands tinkling in the breeze, strings of cans adding a luster to all surfaces of the house, and the protective weight of the cans even helping cut the house’s energy costs. But you can’t have a house this striking and not get noticed. So pretty soon people began making trips to see this can-covered house, and in 2007, it was moved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Now guests can peer inside the house and examine the structures without getting chased by the owner's beer can-covered dog. The house’s guided tours also feature a documentary that covers the history of the project since its inception forty years ago.

222 Malone St
Houston,
TX
US

John and Dominique de Menil began collecting art in the 1940s, shortly after they had relocated from France to the United States. It didn't take long for the couple to amass nearly 16,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Tired of tripping over Byzantine statues on the way to the kitchen, the de Menils decided to share their collection with the world.

The result is The Menil Collection, which opened in 1987 and has since become a fixture of Houston's Museum District. Here, visitors can browse priceless artworks and artifacts with origins that span the globe. With its minimalistic exterior and sweeping stretches of glass, the building itself is also something of a masterpiece. This is no accident—Dominque de Menil made sure that its design allowed for plenty of natural light to enhance visitors' experience and help the artworks grow big and strong.

1515 Sul Ross St
Houston,
TX
US

Whatever size room you receive, all guest rooms come outfitted with Marriott's signature "Revive" bed, which is (hopefully) the closest you'll ever experience to falling asleep inside a wedding cake. "Revive" mattresses are thicker than normal ones and have a plush topper for added comfort, along with a down comforter, extra pillows, and 300-thread-count sheets. It'll be a welcome respite after a day of sampling the many activities within convenient distance from the Marriott: shopping at Greenspoint Mall, loudly suggesting that racehorses run faster at the Sam Houston Race Park, or just swimming in the hotel's indoor pool. You'll also enjoy amenities such as an on-site fitness center, in-room coffee and tea, and gorgeous views of the Houston skyline in all its colors (Houston has more than half of the colors on the ROYGBIV spectrum).

255 North Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston,
TX
US