Downtown Aquarium at 410 Bagby

The Downtown Aquarium is at  410 Bagby St. and  Memorial Drive on the west side of downtown on Buffalo Bayou. It’s very close to the Theater District, across from the Wortham Theater Center.

Downtown-Aquarium-Fish-b.ct“Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements.”

Aquarium Exhibit Map .PDF



Downtown Street View on Smith at Bell

Downtown Houston street view on Smith Street at Bell – The circular skywalk ties together two similar buildings at 1500 Louisiana (formerly known as Enron II Tower, 600 feet tall) and 1400 Smith (formerly known as Enron Center North, 691 feet tall). Houston-DT-Smith-reflection.b.t-ctChevron Corp now owns and occupies both buildings and employees nearly 9,000 people in Houston. Chevron’s Houston operations include North America and international upstream, midstream (pipeline, natural gas, power generation), downstream (aviation, trading, retail marketing), and energy research and development.

HOUSTON’s Skyline District


Decorative Center Houston at 5120 Woodway

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“DCH has enjoyed over thirty years as the Southwest’s premiere design center. The Design Center offers interior designers, architects, facility managers, decorators,and dealers a one stop shopping experience.”



Downtown’s Market Square Clock Tower

The Louis & Anne Friedman Clock Tower, aka Market Square Clock Tower at 301 Travis is across the street from the Historic Market Square Park. The postmodern 65 foot tall clock tower is in the heart of Houston’s busy Historic District.

Downtown-Friedman-Clock-Tower.1.b.t-ctIt’s just a few blocks from Buffalo Bayou & Allen’s Landing, where Houston got it’s
start when brothers August Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen from Madison County, NY stepped ashore in August 1836.

Historic-Market-Square-ParkMarket Square Park’s a fun place for an afternoon or evening adventure, with eats, drinks and music close by, and it’s dog-friendly with large and small dog-runs.



Missouri City, Texas – Cows in Pasture off FM 2234

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Missouri City is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County, with a small portion in Harris County. The area in which Missouri City is now located holds a significant part in the history of Texas that dates back to its early days as part of the United States.



Downtown’s Rice Lofts

The Rice Lofts, formerly The Post Rice Lofts, at 909 Texas Avenue & Main are in the heart of downtown Houston, and are the result of the renovation of the historic Rice Hotel.

President John F. Kennedy stayed briefly here on his final visit to Houston on Thursday, November 21, 1963. Houston Public Media has the story here:

JFK’s Final Visit to Houston

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