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Houston, disposed in Harris County, is the most populous city in Texas, with a population of about two million people. According to the modern history, its organization is mainly based on economic power, which is confirmed by the rapid growth and development of this sphere. Houston was founded in 1836 by the brothers Allen and among the strengths of the area can be noted the oil industry, aircraft building, NASA, also the presence of the most important international port in the world. Annually, the city welcomes millions of visitors, who are attracted here by an abundance of museums, architectural compositions and technologies, the most advanced in the world.
If you are making your trip to Houston with a family and children, then for you will be effective to take the Houston City Pass, which gives you the opportunity to enter to the main attractions of the city. In this way you can save about 40% of the cost of tickets for entrance to various visiting amusement parks in Texas.
You can get access to the NASA Space Center, which is the only place on planet where visitors can go on a journey into space. There are exhibitions and attractions that can be cognitive for all, provide interesting information for adults and entertainments for children. You can get an exciting experience of being present on an exact copy of a reusable spacecraft and personally experience the emotions of being trapped in a space capsule. There are also exhibitions and an interactive space, representing various aspects of life at a very high altitude. In a word, you will get a really unforgettable experience.
It is definitely worth visiting the Central Aquarium and the Children’s Museum in Houston. And those who want to spend time outdoors, giving more entertainment to children, can go to Buffalo Bayou Park, where you can find 52 miles for bicycling, or go kayaking on the river in the park. The most spectacular thing is the flight of about 250,000 bats that leave the Waugh bridge at dusk.
For art lovers Houston provides many museums and cultural centers. In this regard, the most interesting is the Houston Museum District, where today there are 18 museums. The most interesting collection is Menil, which was opened in 1987 and includes about 160 thousand items from the beginning of the Paleolithic to the present.
Armand Bayou Nature Center is the largest natural reserve of the United States, where there are 2500 hectares of wetlands, forests, meadows, marshes. Here you can enjoy the spectacle of life elements of 350 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, you can see the exhibition of spiders, snakes, hawks and bison.