Best Tourist Attractions Near and Around Space Center Houston in Texas

Space Center Houston in Texas.
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When in Houston, Texas, visiting Space Center Houston is a must. This 250,000-square feet museum is a testament to human exploration of space and a unique opportunity to check out more than 400 space artifacts. Also, once you finish with the tour, there are several great tourist attractions nearby that you can cross off of your list as well. Check them out below.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Dedicated to all things aviation, Lone Star Flight Museum houses 24 aircraft from various points in history. It also contains various other memorabilia and exhibits while allowing visitors to learn more about the history of aviation through multimedia presentations.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center is considered the “largest urban wilderness preserve” in the United States. It is home to various bird species, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Its inhabitants include alligators, coyotes, armadillos, and opossums. It’s a must see if you are a nature lover!

Clear Lake Park

If you enjoy a calmer green space, Clear Lake Park is a great choice. The park offers various trails for walking while also housing a fishing pier, playgrounds, and boat launch.

Kemah Boardwalk

Finally, the best way to call it a day is by giving the Kemah Boardwalk theme park a visit. Here you’ll be able to grab lunch, shop, and try one of the dozen rides. And even if you are not in the mood for any of that, then you can simply take a stroll down the boardwalk and enjoy the scenic views.