This park on Buffalo Bayou is where the Allen brothers arrived in 1836 to promote a new real estate venture: Houston. Several restored 19th-century buildings are now devoted to dining and entertainment. Bounded by Travis, Milam, Congress and Preston streets.
Presents Latin-flavored performances and other shows. Several times weekly during much of the year. In the open air of the River Walk below La Villita.
Custom decorated cars feature whimsical motifsa motorcycle in "The Red Stiletto," a woman's red high-heel shoe, and a VW known as "Rex Rabbit," a giant polyester bunny. Many of the cars participate in the annual Art Car Parade. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 140 Heights Blvd. www.artcarmuseum.com
This is a working 1850s cotton farm in the Brazos Valley. Costumed staff re-create what life was like here more than 150 years ago. Visitors can join the staff in farm activities. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.
World's largest honky-tonk features a 4,800-square-foot rodeo area, bar rails, live performances, shops, games and restaurants. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-2 a.m. Sun. Admission charge. 2520 Rodeo Plaza. In the Stockyards National Historic District. www.billybobstexas.com
Founded in 1907 as the Brenham Creamery Co., the name changed to Blue Bell in 1930 after a wildflower that grows in the area. Beginning with ice cream production of only two gallons a day in 1911, the popular creamery is now home of what many believe to be the "best ice cream in the country." Fe...
A collection of historic homes and a barn are restored to house shops, galleries, and a courtyard that hosts music and events. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. . At Live Oak and East Mill streets. www.bybeesquare.com
Modern triple-deck paddle wheeler recaptures the romance of 19th-century river steamboats on daily sightseeing cruises. Evening dinner cruises and moonlight dance cruises are once a month. Hours are 1 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 1 and 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission charge. The Colonel departs from Moody Garde...
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