20 Must-Visit Attractions in Houston

Downtown Houston, Texas, has an impressive skyline
Downtown Houston, Texas, has an impressive skyline | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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10 September 2020

Diversity is a key feature of Houston, and you’ll see it in all the city’s main attractions. The religious centers, museums and skyscrapers each offer a unique story that adds to its distinct fabric. So whether you’re here to explore for days or are just passing through, here’s our list of what to see and do.

Beer Can House

Architectural Landmark
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Beer Can House in Houston Texas
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A staple whimsical Houston landmark, the Beer Can House became what it is today in the 1960s, thanks to John Milkovisch. When asked why he started putting flattened beer cans on his house and covering the lawn in cement, Milkovisch responded, “I got sick of mowing the grass.”

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

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This church received a lot of attention after the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush. St. Martin’s was her home church and where her touching funeral was held. The largest Episcopal church in the United States, St. Martin’s covers 7 acres (3ha) and has spires that are 188 feet (57m) high.

These recommendations were updated on September 10, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.