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Discovery Green

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Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010-4011
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+1 713-400-7336
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story...

This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games.

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It can get crowded for big events, but unique place to visit

We happened to visit the day before the superbowl (which was definitely a memorable experience, but also extremely crowded. Lots of area to wander and some temporary exhibits... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Matt S
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Humble, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Houston and I don't understand what the attraction is to Discovery Green on any given day. There are special events there and the grass is green but it does not compare to say Central Park in NYC or Chicago's Millennium Park. It is however a GREAT location if you are attending a convention or a sports event... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The space is smaller than I expected and there are a lot of areas without anything- not even grass. The little pond area´s nice though and they have some free events there.

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Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to visit the day before the superbowl (which was definitely a memorable experience, but also extremely crowded. Lots of area to wander and some temporary exhibits (some perm) to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery Green is a great place to be outdoors when the weather is cooperating (i.e not raining). They always seem to have some type of activity going on. It's a great place to take the kids as there is lots of room to run around. There is also a small lake where you can rent remote controlled boats that the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course my experience is inflated due to the Superbowl, however, the park is a great area for multiple purposes. I've been for outdoor basketball pick up games (great layout), free concerts, and outdoor shopping events. I've never had a bad experience whether small or huge crowds like for the Superbowl. The setup was perfect and everything was in close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One would think they are in Europe when visiting Discovery Green ... large selection of quality restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great urban space in the heart of downtown. Used by locals and visitors. Ice skate rink set up in Dec to get a winter feel even though Houston has mild winters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovery Green located in the center of downtown Houston is a great visit with special events and concerts or a nice break from your hotel, meetings or convention center. Located right next to the George Brown Convention Center, the Toyota Center and the hotel district it is most convenient and easy walking distance to all. Just major host of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kiddos and I love going here! Check out their calendar. There are always doing something cool at this park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice area with a lot of grass to enjoy in the middle of the downtown area. I've been to NFL Experience and NFL Live in Phoenix, San Francisco and Houston. I enjoyed Houston's the most. Great displays and interactive things to do (thanks NASA) and an amazing number and variety of food trucks.

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