What to do When You're Out West

When you visit Houston, you'll find that there are a lot of things to do for the whole family right inside the city. The zoo, aquarium, Johnson Space Center, and the arts, science, and cultural museums are all well known. But for something unique and somewhat less well known, leave Houston and travel west for some unusual attractions.

If oddities are your thing, west Houston has a few points of interest that will make your day. The first is just off Interstate 10 and is a 50 ft. tall saxophone manufactured totally from Volkswagen Beetles. This sculpture, initially set up in front of a restaurant to attract customers, is now all that remains of the complex. But it is even now a large draw for those who remember the old "Route 66" days and its chain of uncommon roadside icons.

An additional sight worth viewing if you're a fan of "the unusual" is the house made completely of beer cans and pull-tabs. The "Beer Can House," as it's known, is made entirely of beer cans, including the yard fence and draperies. The people who constructed the house — its original owners — drank the beer on their own out of each and every can in the house. It's worth the trip both to see the house and also imagine how the owners managed to consume that much alcohol.

For a more tranquil and serious encounter, stop by George Bush Park. The park is filled with walking and biking trails and has a distinctive 15-acre fenced-off dog park. It is a excellent place for swimming, picnics, playing soccer or baseball, or even going horseback riding. If you want to see something a little different, stroll over to the radio-controlled airfield inside the park and observe the enthusiasts flying their miniature models. It's incredible to see the precision with which these pilots fly their planes.

(Back to Articles)   viewed: 5092


Articles

Adventure Expeditions LLC

costa rica travel, costa rica adventures, costa rica vacation, costa rica lodges, belize travel, belize adventure travel, belize vacation, belize lodges, panama travel, panama adventure travel, panama vacation, panama lodges, honduras travel, honduras adventures, honduras vacation, honduras lodges, nicaragua travel, nicaragua adventure, nicaragua vacation, peru travel, machu picchu, inca trail, peru adventures, peru lodges, peru vacation, ecuador vacation, ecuador lodges, ecuador adventure, ecuador vacation. galapagos, galapagos adventure, galapagos cruises, galapagos yachts, amazon, amazon river travel, amazon lodges, amazon adventure, amazon vacation, venezuela adventure, venezuela lodges, angel falls, bahamas travel, bahamas adventure, bahama villas, out island bahamas, island travel, island vacation, island adventures, fiji travel, fiji cruises, adventure honeymoon, family vacations, family adventures, africa adventure, africa travel, south africa travel, south africa safari, africa safari, safaris, kenya travel, kenya safari, kenya lodges, tanzania lodges, tanzania adventure, tanzania safari, wildlife safari, game lodges, tented safaris, africa adventure, eco travel, eco adventures, eco vacation, eco safaris, active vacation, adventure vacation, adventure expeditions, expeditions, adventure tours, tours, africa tours, central america tours, south america tours, eco tours

Quantum Internet Systems, Inc.
Creator of Quantum Web Engine Site Powered by Quantum Web Engine Web Articles