Houston, Texas

  • When the Apollo 11 moon lander touched down, Neil Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed,” making “Houston” the first word said on the moon.
  • Houston is larger as a city than the entire state of Maryland.
  • The total area of Houston is so large, it could contain the cities of New York, Boston, and San Francisco at the same time.
  • If you love going to restaurants, Houston may be your city. Residents of Houston eat out more times a week than in any other city in America.


Space Center Houston
Close-up look at the U.S. Space Program
Educational center highlighting all eras of U.S. space travel via exhibits, tours & attractions.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Complex with a renowned art collection
Distinct campus & sculpture garden with notable art from antiquity to today, plus films & programs.

Houston Zoo
Lions & tigers & bears… and more
Visitors can see 6,000+ animals in natural habitat-style exhibits & watch daily care & feedings.