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Houston  is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city within the state of Texas. As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, Houston has a population of 2.14 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the seat of Harris County and an economic center of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of more than 5.5 million.

Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Houston was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in Houston's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located.

Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and technology; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Houston area is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Houston has a multicultural population with a large and growing international community. As a world city, Houston is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits—attracting more than 7 million visitors a year to the Houston Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and is one of five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.



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 Fun things to do in Houston

Welcome to fun things to do in Houston Texas. On this page you can find great attractions, sights and other fun things to do in Houston. Some of the best things you can do in Houston, Texas are:


Romantic things to do in Houston | Fun for kids in Houston


NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas


Splash Town / Houston, Texas


Rice University in Houston, Texas


Chinatown in Houston, Texas


Sam Houston National Forrest  Houston Texas


Moody Gardens

Take a trip to Galveston and visit the beautiful Moody gardens.


The Menil Collection   Houston Texas

This fun art collection is very diverse. It represents many world cultures and thousands of years of human creativity.


Hermann Park   Houston Texas

Hermann Park is home to numerous fun cultural institutions including the Houston Zoo, Houston Garden Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course. It is Houston's most visited park.


Houston Texas Arboretum and Nature Center

It's fun and fabulous! Please check out this great garden.


Houston Texas Zoo

A trip to the Zoo is always fun and in Houston admission is free on selected holydays! Check website for details.


Central Market   Houston Texas

Check out the fun concerts! Early Spring through late Fall


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