Things to Do in Houston
In this sprawling, cosmopolitan city, attractions stretch to the moon and back. The NASA Space Center Houston is the epicenter of this Astro-city where man's first step on the moon was broadcasted. The center houses NASA's historical artifacts and a schedule of exhibits. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is another hot spot among science buffs, with its own space station models, six-story butterfly center and dinosaur skeletons. Afterward, catch some fresh air at Discovery Green, Houston's version of Central Park, which is located in the middle of downtown.
Let the history reel roll at the San Jacinto Battleground, a state historical park that commemorates the place where Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836. You'll see the memorial column that sets it all apart. The Children's Museum of Houston is a rave for youngsters, offering colorful, hands-on activities. Animal lovers might want to take a peek at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world's largest livestock show and rodeo that attracts more than 2.2 million visitors each year.