Top 5 Nature Attractions in Houston

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Looking for something to do in Houston now that spring has arrived? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 nature attractions in Houston!

Houston Zoo

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The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. They have over 6,000 permanent residents (animals) for whom they provide housing, meals, medical care and education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience the incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment.

Cockrell Butterfly Center

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The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology provide entertainment and education for the whole family. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes.

Hermann Park

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This historic 445-acre park space is home to numerous cultural institutions including the Houston Zoo, Houston Garden Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course.

Water Wall

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Houston’s most photographed site, this dramatic 64-foot U-shaped fountain, has water rushing down its inside and outside walls. Designed and created in 1985 by the internationally acclaimed architectural team of Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the Water Wall pumps 78,500 gallons of recycled water every three hours and 20 minutes. More than 180 live oaks shade the three-acre area that plays host to families and couples out for a stroll, picnic, or even a game of Frisbee.

Discovery Green

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Discovery Green is a beautiful, vibrant 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston that opened to the public in April 2008. The park was envisioned by several committed Houston philanthropists, who saw the space as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an urban park that would redefine the landscape of downtown.

 

No matter which destination you decide to visit, you’re sure to have a blast. If you’re in need of a vehicle to get you there, stop by Mike Calvert Toyota!