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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. It's home to the annual Art Car Festival. And the National Museum of Funeral History is a natural, because you don't want bodies just lying around in the heat.

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  • National Museum of Funeral History

    National Museum of Funeral History

    Houston, Texas

    Caskets, hearses, and other funeral industry regalia, including JFK's original Eternal Flame, Truman's embalming machine, and a waxy Pope and Lincoln lying in coffins.

  • Beer Can House

    Beer Can House

    Houston, Texas

    John Milkovisch drank 39,000 cans of beer, then decorated his house with the flattened empties.

  • The Orange Show

    The Orange Show

    Houston, Texas

    Jeff McKissack, postal worker, spent his Golden Years building a large, gaudy, strange folk art tribute to what he considered "the perfect food."

  • Space Center Houston

    Space Center Houston

    Houston, Texas

    Walk through the world's only piggyback Space Shuttle, touch a moon rock in The Lunar Vault, take a tram tour of Historic Mission Control.

  • Lucky Land: Terra-Cotta Army

    Lucky Land: Terra-Cotta Army

    Houston, Texas

    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. Temporarily closed as of April 2024, "but we plan to reopen soon."

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