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Houston Sights and Landmarks Guide, Texas

Houston has the 4th highest population when compared to other cities of United States of America and has an interesting history backing it up. Houston is also considered to be the city which uses the most air conditioners when compared to all the cities on this planet. Almost every car and every room have air conditioners. All this and much more makes the city of Houston an interesting tourist hot spot for those travelers who like to enjoy the modern day cultures of fast paced cities.

Located somewhere in the Montrose Area, the Menil Collection is a uniquely styled museum which attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The monument in which the museum is housed is also famous for its design and architecture. A cultural institution and building is located in the proximity of this museum which houses a satellite gallery. The site is built in a park like manner thus making it an important place for tourists as they are able to enjoy multiple things without having to travel too much.

Spread over an area of around 80000 square feet is a Warehouse Store named Spec’s House. It is located somewhere in Midtown area and was started by a family living in Houston in 1962. Since then, this shopping place has been owned and governed by the same family not having other owners. This in itself is a unique selling point for this warehouse shop. Spec’s is also famous for the 40000 labels of liquors, spirits, wines, finer foods, and bear of course. It is hard to find such a huge collection in any other family owned store of Houston. They also have a great collection of meals to satisfy your hunger. You name it and they have it!

The Tunnel System in downtown area is an interesting network that one must experience whenever he / she gets to the city of Houston. The only warning being that one should be careful not to get lost in this complex network of tunnels. This tunnel system connects almost every building in Houston’s downtown area and this network of tunnels has many restaurants and access to almost every building thus keeping most of the population underground during working days. This network of tunnels is open during weekdays and closed during weekends.

 
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  • zdankoNASA Johnson Space Center
    travel tip by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
    I went to see NASA Johnson Space center with my brother and it was amazing, totally worth the slightly expensive ticket. Unfortunately we couldn't see everything for the lack of time, but we would definitely go back again. There are...
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    travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    This is only a water wall with water (alliteration here :P) flowing down the walls and steps of the building but it's spectacular. It might seems small at first sight because of the taller surrounding buildings, but it is as high as 20...
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