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1940 Air Terminal Museum

1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport. The Museum showcases the rich heritage of civil aviation, including the airlines, general aviation and business aviation. Exhibits include Houston's fascinating aviation history. #museum #historic

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Houston

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Houston

The Mandir is a place of worship and prayer for followers of Hinduism. The structure itself is built according to the Shilpa Shastra, a collection of architectural treatises that have been an integral part of Indian architecture and engineering for thousands of years. #historic #outdoors

Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens

Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens

Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood. #museum #outdoors #historic

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

The Byzantine Fresco Chapel is a part of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, near the University of St. Thomas, and from February 1997 to February 2012 it displayed the only intact Byzantine frescoes of this size and importance in the entire western hemisphere. The Byzantine frescoes had been taken from the church of St. Evphemianos in Lysi, Cyprus in the 1980s. #museum #historic

Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood Cemetery

The Glenwood Cemetery is located at 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. It was the first cemetery in Houston to be professionally designed and opened in 1871. #outdoors #historic

San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground

The San Jacinto Museum of History is housed in the base of the San Jacinto Monument. More than just a gateway to a great view, the Museum is your gateway to Texas culture! It was established not only to honor those who fought here in 1836, but also to re-visualize the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest. #historic #outdoors

USS Texas (BB-35)

USS Texas (BB-35)

USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas, is a New York-class battleship. The ship was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914. #historic #outdoors

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