There is no doubt that there is a lot to do with kids in Houston. Just the large number of activities could keep you busy for a childhood.
And if you look closer, you can find quite a few activities that are unique to Houston and some that just a little quirky and out-of-the-ordinary.
But if you look even closer, there are some things that are so surprising that they disorient you and make you question where in the world you are.
This is the list we are building below and want your help to add to it. Please tell us what other spots make you wonder if your car transported you to another time and place... and not just down the street.
Not only does it have a slide, climbing structures, water features and drums built in to the landscape, but this park has an amazing view of the downtown skyline, access to the Buffalo Bayou trails, has free parking, new restrooms at the Water Works building… and a newly uncovered historic cistern. It is as cool as it sounds.
Helen’s Park has winding sidewalks, a meandering brook, bright flowers, palm trees, mosaic fountain and huge trellis covered walkways. This park does not have playground equipment and is not for bikes, sports or even picnics (according to the posted rules). It is for “thoughtful contemplation” and visitors are encouraged to “listen to the birds, enjoy the color, follow the brook, walk the pathway, delight in the fountain, rest on the benches, admire the flowers, relax, think, enjoy…”.
Touring the battleship, and the nearby San Jacinto Monument, certainly fits into the Surprising Sights category. Read all about HERE.
Update: The Battleship is currently closed for renovations! Check for updates HERE.
Do you have a place to add? Let us know... because we are always looking for new adventures. If you like this list, check out the Top 20 Not-Your-Usual Things to Do in Houston, with Kids!