Houston, Texas Attractions
Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Houston and the surrounding area. The steamy weather of Houston has spawned a flourishing community of visionary artists, whose work can be seen around the city. And the National Museum of Funeral History is a natural, because you don't want bodies just lying around in the heat.
Opened in early 2017, this three-acre salute to China has a big pit filled with Emperor Qin's terra-cotta army, reproduced at one-third scale.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Caskets, hearses, and other funeral industry regalia, including JFK's original Eternal Flame and a waxy Pope and Lincoln lying in coffins.
John Milkovisch drank 39,000 cans of beer, then decorated his house with the flattened empties.
Jeff McKissack, Houston postal worker, spent his Golden Years building a large, gaudy, strange folk art tribute to what he considered "the perfect food."
In and Around Houston
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- Houston: National Museum of Funeral History
- Houston: Lauren's 911 Memorial Garden [tips]
- Houston: Giant Cellist - Virtuoso [tips]
- Houston: Big Bubble [tips]
- Houston: Houston Police Museum
- Houston: Mount Rush Hour
- Houston: Spirit of the Confederacy Monument
- Houston: Temple-Like Half-Underground Reservoir [tips]
- Houston: 36-Foot-Tall Statues of the Beatles [tips]
- Houston: Giant President Heads [tips]
- Houston: Howard Hughes Grave Site [tips]
- Houston: Brightly Painted Railroad Cars [tips]
- Houston: Waugh Bridge Bat Colony [tips]
- Houston: Art Car Museum
- Houston: Beer Can House
- Houston: Giant "We Heart Houston" Sign [tips]
- Houston: Giant Human Organs [tips]
- Houston: Cancer Survivors Gauntlet [tips]
- Houston: Ankylosaurus from NY World's Fair
- Houston: The Orange Show
- Houston: Smither Park Folk Art [tips]