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1. Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitors’ center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This was Mission Control for many significant space flights since the 1960s, including the first moon landing. Today, visitors can take a tour of the grounds and learn about life in space. It’s the number one tourist destination in Houston.
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This iconic “mission control” was immortalized for its role in the first moon landing.

2. Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is 55 acres (22 hectares) that houses more than 6,000 animals. There are snakes, Komodo dragons and white alligators in the Reptiles & Amphibians center; grizzly bears, jaguars and wolves in the Carnivores exhibit; and rhinoceros and Masai giraffes in the African Forest. It’s easy to see why more than 1.5 million people visit this diverse and entertaining zoo each year.
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Feed a giraffe, catch a 4-D movie or cool off in the water park at this extraordinary zoo.

3. Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is a bustling destination with a charming yesteryear atmosphere. Hop aboard an old-fashioned wooden roller coasters or carousels, and then check out the many arcade games. Both tourists and locals come here at night to take in the Texas BBQ and a wide selection of other cuisines. There are live bands both in the bars and restaurants as well as on an outdoor stage. All of this overlooks Galveston Bay, just a short drive south of Houston.
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This old-school boardwalk on Galveston Bay is a dining, shopping and amusement park paradise.

4. Minute Maid Park

Catch an event at Minute Maid Park during your trip to Houston. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.
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Catch an event at Minute Maid Park during your trip to Houston. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

5. NRG Park

Catch an event at NRG Park during your trip to Houston. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.
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Catch an event at NRG Park during your trip to Houston. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

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