Tours in South Central Houston


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  • East Downtown Houston
    The 4th Annual Pearland Wine and Food Festival by Dionisio Winery will take place in Pearland Town Center Pavilion and feature over 10 Texas-based wineries showcasing red, white, and fruit wines along with local food and music in a Texas-style event on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. Visitors to the 4th Annual Pearland Wine and Food Festival sample the award-winning rich reds, crisp whites, and sweet fruit wines from a selection of local wineries. Local restaurants and vendors whip up delectable dinners and food pairings, while merchants peddle memorable keepsakes and handmade jewelry. Staff fill signature wine glasses with countless samples of Dionisio's delicious wines. With food, wine, and tunes provided by Houston-based bands and businesses, the fest is a better way to celebrate the local culture than nibbling sandwiches into the shape of the Astros' stadium.
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    2110 Jefferson St.
    Houston, TX US
  • Cafe Helene
    Established: 1988 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours Pro Tip: Our tours are a great opportunity to learn about Houston and meet new friends. Handicap Accessible: No Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Downtown Houston Tunnel System Recommended Age Group: All Ages Q&A with Sandra Lord, Owner What special credentials do you or your staff have? We are members of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Houston. I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience? Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of? Our guides love to show off Houston. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? The word "Texas" comes from the Hasinai Indian word for "friend" or "ally," so "Texas" really does mean "friendly."
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    3101 Main Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Hilton Americas Hotel
    From centuries-old architecture to outer-space exploration, Houston is home to a plethora of tourist opportunities?some of which might even surprise lifelong residents. But how to discover all of what the city has to offer? The guides at Houston City Tours are certainly a good place to start. Armed with insider info on Houston's most stunning sights, these guides lead tours that focus on local history and culture. The George Historical Ranch Tour, for example, explores a perfectly preserved slice of 19th-century Texas, while the popular NASA Johnson Space Center Tour offers a glimpse of the launchpad for the Apollo missions. Other tours cruise the Galleria, Galveston Island, and the shopping center at Tanger Outlets in a comfortable double-decker bus.
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    1600 Lamar St
    Houston, TX US
  • Maple Leaf Pub
    Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Maple Leaf Pub in Midtown. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Maple Leaf Pub has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Weekends are when crowds really head to Maple Leaf Pub, so plan accordingly. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Maple Leaf Pub, with meals usually costing less than $15.
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    514 Elgin St
    Houston, TX US
  • Minute Maid Park
    The 2004 MLB All-Star Game. The longest baseball game in postseason history. Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit. For a stadium that just opened in 2000, Minute Maid Park has already hosted its share of memory-making moments. Astros fans pack the field’s 40,963 seats during baseball season. The Astros invite fans to take in full-field views from luxury boxes and terrace decks or track players from seats along the first and third baselines situated within 43 feet of the game's action. The stadium welcomes teams and performers from across the spectrum of sports and entertainment. Whether tracking the pitch during international soccer face-offs or jamming to tunes of artists including Madonna and Taylor Swift, visitors stay comfortable beneath a retractable roof designed to combat the unique climate conditions that Texas weather can present. Designed with Texas’s railway history in mind, the park blends naturally into the classic red brick and glass looks of nearby Union Station. A full-sized vintage locomotive runs intermittent trips along 800 feet of track along the left-field wall, giving fans a glimpse of Wild West transportation and the lead character of next summer’s Cowboys Vs. Transformers.
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    501 Crawford Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Children's Museum of Houston
    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, which was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, 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. Their newest cultural exhibit, Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea, explores the county's fashion, film, music, and cuisine, aiming to bring modern-day South Korea to the Houston area.
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    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX US
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