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Beer Can House: Boozy Folk Art

February 9, 2012 by  
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A monument both to the power of recycling and to the power of one man’s obsession, Beer Can House is a kitschy attraction that has been carefully preserved as a museum of sorts since its creator, John Milkovisch passed away in 1988. Flattened beer cans and pull tabs cover the entire exterior of the house [...]

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: Wilderness in the City

January 26, 2012 by  
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Take a trip to the country without leaving the city at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. This wooded piece of land is a respite from the busy day to day life of Houston’s major metropolitan area. Five miles of trails wind through woods, fields, and wetlands and offer the opportunity to spot local wildlife [...]

Cullen Sculpture Garden: Come Outside

January 9, 2012 by  
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Nestled among the MFAH buildings in the museum district, the small walled Cullen Sculpture Garden is a little oasis perfect for doing some quiet contemplation while resting your feet between museums. The space itself was designed by renowned sculptor Isamo Noguchi, and it houses works by Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, and many more. [...]

Haak Vineyards and Winery: The First and Only Winery in Galveston County

November 23, 2011 by  
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Galveston County’s first and only winery is proving that great vintages can come from just about anywhere as long as there’s care and commitment in play. It all started in 1969, when Raymond Haak received a 10th-anniversary gift of two Concord grapevines from his wife Gladys. What would begin as a hobby would quickly grow [...]

A Bowling Hot Spot Nearby: 300 Houston

November 3, 2011 by  
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If you’re hankering for some bowling in the Lone Star State, 300 is far and away the tops in Houston. This place has undergone a major renovation since the old days, bringing the pin-dropping experience into the 21st century with such innovations as a video screen over each lane that shows music videos and sports [...]