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.
- 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.
- Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, a hidden patch of woods in the middle of Houston.
- Byzantine Fresco Chapel which contains the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the western hemisphere.