Sightseeing in Houston

Landmark-and-Attraction Tour with Expanded Option for Two or Four from VP Houston Tours (Up to 53% Off)

VP Houston Tours

Afton Oaks/ River Oaks

Tour the city’s local landmarks and attractions by car; includes beverages and snacks

$100 $49

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Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. (Up to 65% Off)

Whitmeyer's Distilling Co.

Independence Grove

Experts take groups through the ins and outs of the distilling process to show how Whitmeyer’s spirits get made

$26 $12

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Full-Day Houston Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Houston Maritime Museum

University Place

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

$10 $5

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Tunnel Walk or Historic Downtown Pub Crawl for 2, 4, or 12 From Houston Urban Adventures (Up to 53% Off)

Houston Urban Adventures

Multiple Locations

Customers explore 7 miles of tunnels while learning about the city’s art and architecture, or visit off-the-beaten-path pubs and parlors

$70 $35

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New Year's Eve Pub Crawl for One or Two from HoustonNewYearsEve.com (Up to 64% Off)

Pub Crawl

Midtown Drinkery

Houston pub crawl rings in the new year with trips to up to six different bars

$39.95 $19

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One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 56% Off)

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

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

$75 $35

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Admission for Two or Four, or Membership for One or Two at Holocaust Museum Houston (Up to 54% Off)

Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston

The museum, which includes exhibits and a theater, tells the story of the Holocaust through film, artifacts, and survivor testimonies

$24 $12

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Tours for Two or Four at Beer Can House (50% Off)

Beer Can House

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

Guided tour of the historic, landmark house covered with an estimated 50,000 flattened beer cans; includes a video on the house’s history

$10 $5

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Up to 50% Off)

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

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

$10 $5

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (50% Off)

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

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

$10 $5

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Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Printing Museum (Up to 54% Off)

The Printing Museum

Neartown/ Montrose

Part exhibit space and part interactive classroom, the museum strives to preserve and share the history of written communication

$14 $8

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Annual Individual, Family, or VIP Membership to Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Up to 58% Off)

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Houston

Learn about the history of African Americans in the US military with yearlong memberships that provide access to special events

$45 $19

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Houston Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 12 from Discover Houston Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Discover Houston Tours

Ruggles Bakery

Sample sweets over the course of a three-hour tour that explores the history and flavors of chocolate around the world

$80 $40

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Butterfly Center or Planetarium Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 53% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

Center hosts hundreds of live exotic butterflies; planetarium helps guests discover the mysteries of the galaxy

$56 $28

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Trolley Pub Tour for 2, 4, or 6, or a Private Trolley Pub Tour for 14 from Trolley Pub Houston (Up to 47% Off)

Trolley Pub Houston

Bourbon on Bagby

Guests pedal through Midtown and sip their own beer and wine during two-hour mixer tours; groups of up to 14 enjoy private tours

$375 $199

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One, Two, or Four Tickets to the 52nd Annual Candlelight Tour at The Heritage Society (Up to 50% Off)

The Heritage Society

Downtown

Houston’s past comes alive amid holiday attractions such as decorated historic buildings, re-enactors, and carolers

$10 $7

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Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Downtown

Walking tours explore your town’s most haunted locations where restless spirits from the past still lurk

$78 $35

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Admission for Two or Four, or Family Membership to The Health Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Health Museum

The Museum District

Museum visit lets guests explore the body; annual memberships include perks such as VIP events, member-only activities & exclusive discounts

$16 $10

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Space Center Houston Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 35% Off)

Space Center Houston

Clear Lake

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See 250+ space artifacts—including moon rocks—explore interactive exhibits, and peek behind the scenes at the home of Mission Control

$22.95 $15

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While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. The Huffington Post has also given a nod to the Children's Museum of Houston, which encourages children to explore their curious nature with a variety of interactive exhibits. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store.

1500 Binz St.
Houston,
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

Designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's stainless steel building safeguards a multitude of work designed to intellectual engage viewers and invoke complex reactions. The museum's two galleries, the Brown Foundation Gallery and the Zilkha Gallery, collectively host 8?10 free exhibitions every year.

The Brown Foundation spotlights work by internationally renowned artists and pieces organized around themes; past exhibits include a Kiki Smith survey and a showcase of performance art by black artists. The Zilkha, meanwhile, hosts the museum's Perspective Series, which gathers the work of emerging artists. The museum's Teen Council curates a biyearly edition of Perspectives, unveiling work by young, Houston-area artists that mine for deeper feelings than the normal teenage angst toward parents, teachers, and singing animatronic bears. The Teen Council also contributes to the museum's numerous programs, which include lectures and discussions for each show, as well as Musiqa concerts based on each Brown Foundation Gallery exhibition.

5216 Montrose Blvd.
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

When Houston Maritime Museum founder James L. Manzolillo moved to Houston in 1979, he found the city to be an ideal location for establishing a living, breathing monument to maritime history. As a host to the second-largest port in the United States, Houston provides a fitting backdrop for an institution that preserves the legacy of the intrepid individuals who explored the waters about which Manzolillo has always been passionate. Housed inside the former home of retired Navy lieutenant commander John Luykx, the Houston Maritime Museum's collection contains 150 model battleships, paddleboats, and submersibles as well as 100 maritime artifacts such as astrolabes, nautical quadrants, and sextants. An exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston displays the port's history through artifacts and photos, and illustrates the port's significance to the local and national economy. Guided tours are conducted with advanced registration to allow visitors to learn little-known facts without having to forge the naval-officer secret handshake.

2204 Dorrington 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 Street
Houston,
TX
US