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Discovery Green

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010-4011
Phone Number: +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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Great downtown park

I highly recommend visiting. Fountains for the kids to play in, lots of green space, delicious restaurant, easy parking underground.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend visiting. Fountains for the kids to play in, lots of green space, delicious restaurant, easy parking underground.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Discovery Green is a great place for everything from picnics to concerts. It is amazing. Being that I live in the Houston area, my family and I have attended plays, marches, festivals, ice skating, kayaking and much more. Even if you just want somewhere in the heart of the city to sit and read a book. You can do it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a Houston native I have been to Discovery Green several times. It right in the heart of downtown Houston and there is always something happening. They have movie nights where they show family films right outside. but remember to bring a blanket or chairs. Also bring your own snacks as the ones that they sell in the park are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just before thanksgiving we visited Discovery Green kids played on the playground until the little one had blisters from mastering the monkey bars. Then we saw the car art which was pretty cool and nothing like we had seen before. The ice sculpture was there melting in the Houston heat but it still looked great. It was a really nice... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot changed since the last time I visited this park. They are preparing for the Super Bowl and things are looking very nice. New buildings including a waterfront coffee shop, playground, ice skating rink, trails, fountains, canoeing, carriage rides and the fabulous soon to open Marriott Marquis hotel. A new attraction in downtown Houston well worth visiting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended the International Quilt Show, and Discovery Green was right across the street. We took a quilt show break and walked through the park at Discovery Green. It's so beautiful ... I love the brightly colored tile walls scattered throughout the area. Kids were playing, adults are picnicking. It's really a great location. We walked through an arts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park surrounded by soaring skyscrapers in the heart of downtown Houston. Several outdoor stages, green spaces, tree covered walkways, and a few small eateries. In the winter they set up an ice rink which is we were told is very popular. Lovely place to walk after dinner or drinks with friends in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovery Green is known for hosting a ton of events, from movies under the stars, to beer festivals, and outdoor ice skating in Houston. There are always fun things going on. They have a schedule on their website so it is really east to see what is going on when. With the beautiful weather in Houston, it is a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great park. Very cool concept! We enjoyed bringing our daughter here and letting her play. She had a blast. This is a must do in Houston while visiting!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Discovery Green. My family and I grabbed some Starbucks across the street and sat by the pond watching families kayak. It's a great park to see locals and tourists enjoy downtown Houston.

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