There’s a reason that the 55-acre Houston Zoo is the seventh-most visited zoo in the nationit’s had almost 90 years to practice its trade. The Zoo was officially opened in 1922, although Sam Houston Park did host a variety of animals in the early 1900s. The collection of species, including a black bear, capuchin monkeys, prairie dogs, alligators, and more, directstartv.com/localchannels/California/R/Redding/, gained a bison named Earl in 1920. Houstonians quickly realized that Earl and the gang were going to need some fancier accommodations. The city of Houston established the Zoo in its current location in Hermann Park, Houston in 1922. From these humble beginnings, the zoo has grown to include 4,500 animals divided among 900 species. In the last year, the zoo has seen two elephant pregnancies and a baby giant elanda type of savannah antelope with distinctive white stripes down its sides and spiral horns. The redesigned jaguar exhibit also had its grand opening. The main additions were a waterfall and pool for the two jaguars, Kam Balam and Cocoy, to play in. (more…)
July 23, 2013
May 24, 2013
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that especially includes the amusement parks. Visitors to the state will find that it is full of some of the wildest rides in the world. There are lots of wonderful amusement parks to try in the state, and many of them are conveniently located in Houston.
No matter what kind of amusement park visitors to Houston are looking for, they will find it in the city. There are the classic huge amusement parks that feature loads of thrilling rides that will get the (more…)
March 25, 2013
Resident and visitors alike would do well to learn more about the art and theater opportunities that Houston Texas has to offer. From galleries and shows to concert halls and live performances, the city has a wide variety of cultural attractions that you might benefit from exploring. Learning more about the local attractions, visiting performers and other cultural landmarks that the city has to offer, it may be possible to enjoy a wider range of entertainment opportunities. Those who (more…)
June 16, 2012
Here are three of the best museums to visit on a trip to Houston, two for the arts and one for the sciences. There are many others, but not enough room here to give an extensive description.
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts features works from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as many paintings and sculpture by Chinese, European and American artists. Also much primitive art of Africa, the Indians of North and South America, and the South Pacific. Antiques are also part of their collections; one (more…)
August 31, 2011
If you are heading to Texas, you have to taste the local food and flavors of Houston. Even if you are a local you should really get out and try the neighborhood restaurants and diners. Houston has incredible food, and is the fourth largest city in the United States.
Mexican, Brazilian and Seafood are just some of the cuisines that you can try. If you feel like Thai, Japanese, or Chinese you will not be disappointed.
Food trucks are the latest craze to hit every city in America, and you can taste the local food and flavors in Houston (more…)
August 19, 2011
Houston is the biggest city in Texas. As a result, it boasts many fun and entertaining outdoor attractions. Here are a few of the best outdoor excursions for nature lovers in Houston, Texas.
1. Explore the Houston Zoo. Few outdoor excursions or trips in Houston, Texas are as entertaining as the Houston Zoo. Located on Hermann Park Drive, the Houston Zoo boasts many one-of-a-kind animals and exhibits. Popular animals include orangutans, Gaboon vipers and Komodo dragons. Popular exhibits include the African Forest, the (more…)
August 4, 2011
There are many people who enjoy the nightlife. It is nothing life getting a group of men or women together and having a good time. Those who will be visiting Houston will be thrilled to know that this city has some of the best nightclubs around. People who just want to enjoy a drink and some good music will like the Eden, Pink Monkey and Resurrection. These are after hour clubs that are open until 2 a.m. or later.
May 7, 2011
Houston is a vibrant, cultural city and there’s much more here than cowboys, the just energy electric and gas company and BP. Spring is a great time to get out and explore what the city has to offer, and here are a few of the best things to do in Houston this time of year…
The Downtown Aquarium has long been a family favorite and kids will love checking out the penguins, beluga whales and even sharks! An inexpensive day trip, this excursion is a great choice when (more…)
October 1, 2010
Not content to stick with just one nickname, Houston residents have come up with several other monikers for their beloved city. Memorize them all so you won’t be out of the loop on your next trip to theBayou City: Houston has ten waterways within its limits and close surroundings. Most notable is Buffalo Bayou, where the first settlements were founded and the backdrop to the Battle of San Jacinto.H-Town: A nickname with its roots in the entertainment industry, H-Town is the moniker applied to the annual Blues Festival, the city’s Arena Theatre, and a hip-hop group which formed in 1992. (more…)
July 21, 2010
When you turn your head from the stars and look around at Houston, you’ll still find plenty of areas for your family to explore. Whether alien or human, these are some of the Earthling sites you won’t want to miss the next time you’re in the neighborhood.
- The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens: More than your average slice of Americana, this 28-room mansion belonged to the unfortunately-named Ima Hogg before she donated it to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 1957. Included with that donation were Miss Hogg’s beautiful collections of both Native American works and pieces by foreign artists. Visitors will love experiencing the home of a true Texas original. (more…)