Houston is not widely known among vacationers as one of main cultural and tourist centers in the USA. However, the city occupies the second place in the United States in terms of the number of theaters. Moreover, such a wide choice of theater companies is hard to find anywhere else – in Houston you can select from amateur folk ensembles and various "progressive" groups working in different styles to a highly professional opera and ballet. Here are constantly conducted numerous cultural events, including all kinds of exhibitions, tours, etc.
Millions of people come to this city to visit magnificent Houston museums. The most popular museums of this city are Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Visual Arts, and more. Only the internationally famous Houston Zoo can compete in popularity with these famous museums. The parks of the city are also known for their beauty and unique floral collections. Nature Center and Arboretum, Memorial Park and Tranquility Park attract hundreds of thousands of people every day. The total number of parks in this amazing city reaches 337. Don’t forget to visit Sam Houston Park, in which you can enjoy the renovated buildings of the nineteenth century.
Space Center will be also of particular interest for visitors. Named in honor of Lyndon Johnson, this place features a detailed exhibition devoted to the history of American and world cosmonautics. Soon here will be also opened Earth Quest Adventures - a major research center with an amusement park.