Houston secrets

The Engines of our Ingenuity episode Secret City discusses little-known city features. I was particularly interested in the Houston locations the show mentioned. I’ve been through the downtown tunnels John Leinhard mentions, but I was not familiar with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum or the Gable Street Power Station.

Here are three Houston-area attractions that I find many Houstonians don’t know about.

  1. Houston Area Live Steamers at Zube Park, trains that are just big enough to ride. The HALS folks are proud of their work and very friendly.
  2. Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, a hidden patch of woods in the middle of Houston.
  3. Byzantine Fresco Chapel which contains the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the western hemisphere.

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4 thoughts on “Houston secrets

  1. Here is one I found out about a while back but haven’t tried yet: boat tours of the Houston Ship Channel.

    There are little nature centers and wildlife parks all around Houston. There’s one near me in Bellaire.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’ve lived here almost 20 years and and never knew about these attractions.

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