Things to do in Houston include taking in iconic museums, historic sites, animal encounters, hands-on educational exhibits, art galleries, and amusement and water parks. You can head for places like the famous Space Center to get an up-close look at the United States space program or take the kids to the Children's Museum Houston for hands-on exhibits. Head for the Kemah Boardwalk for an old-fashioned theme park experience or cool off at the Hurricane Harbor Splashtown water park.

    You can see a wide range of unique museums, such as the Lone Star Flight Museum, Art Car Museum, or National Museum of Funeral History. Visit a real battleship at the Battleship Texas Historic Site or just walk through the colorful paths of the Mercer Botanic Gardens or Cockrell Butterfly Center. From quirky exhibits to relaxing strolls and thrill rides, it's all here.

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