Sightseeing in University Place


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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Historical Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Ghost Tour (Up to 53% Off)

Houston Ghost Tour

Houston Ghost Tour

Specter pros lead treks through haunted hot spots of Houston, Humble, Tomball, & Spring, sharing historical anecdotes & spine-tingling tales

$40 $20

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Samurai: The Way Of The Warrior Exhibit for One, Two or Four at Houston Museum of Natural Science(Up to 51% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

“Samurai: The Way Of The Warrior” exhibit displays full suits of armor, helmets, swords, saddles, foldable chairs, incense trays, and more

$25 $14

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

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum

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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Welcome to the Neighborhood Tour for Two or Four from Discover Houston Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Discover Houston Tours

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Visitors Center

Four-hour tours take you to sights such as Main Street Square and Midtown’s Murals as a guide introduces you to one of six neighborhoods

$80 $40

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Photography Class for One or Two or Individual Membership to Houston Center for Photography (Up to 55% Off)

Houston Center for Photography

Neartown/ Montrose

Classes including photography basics, portfolio building, photojournalism, and others; members get discounts on classes and event invites

$190 $95

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Admission and Guided Tour for Two or Four at Czech Center Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Czech Center Museum

The Museum District

Museum showcases the culture, art, and people of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Slovakia

$12 $7

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Houston Urban Adventures maintains that if you're looking for wonders, one of the best ways to find it is to search for buried treasure. On their signature Heart of the Tunnel walks, customers explore seven miles of air-conditioned tunnels, learning the history of the city through its art and architecture before venturing above ground to the top of the tallest building in Texas. Of course, not every treasure is hidden indoors?the Historic Downtown Pub Crawl whisks participants to a 19th-century gambling parlor, a tailor shop that moonlights as a watering hole, and the historic Market Square Park.
2365 Rice Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US
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."
2365 Rice Boulevard
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
Build your own burger at Bambou — this restaurant serves all-American food. None of the fare at Bambou is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. The bar at Bambou is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Bambou's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. With its spacious interior, Bambou is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Dance the night away to Bambou's live music. Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. The menu at Bambou is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
2540 University Blvd
Houston,
TX
US
Home to more than 6,000 animals, the Houston Zoo allows visitors to do much more than simply watch wildlife from a distance. Kids will love getting to feed the Masai giraffes, pose for a picture with a sea lion, or watch the elephants receive their morning baths.
6200 Hermann Park Dr
Houston,
TX
US
The rhino tour at Houston Zoo leads groups behind the scenes to meet and snap photos with a white rhino. Other excursions explore the lifestyles and eating habits of giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, and sea lions.
1513 Cambridge St
Houston,
TX
US
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