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The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

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Address: 2402 Munger St, East End, Houston, TX 77023-5140
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+1 713-926-6368
12:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A celebration of everyone's favorite citric fruit: art and memorabilia of...

A celebration of everyone's favorite citric fruit: art and memorabilia of and about the orange.

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Attended a wedding here - great photo ops!

This place is very eclectic and colorful. It costs a few dollars to get in (it goes to the restoration of it) but it is a fantastic place to take pictures - many neat colorful... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Houston, Tx
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Houston, texas, USA
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,852 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am really not a fan of this type of obsive folk art. It is a bit more interesting than the beer can house in that the structure is more varied but taken/inspired by the vision of the creator of this jumble of stuff and see it as inspired art, or you see it as a jumble of junk put... More 

2 Thank jsthouston
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like odd art then you will probably like this place. It's a testament of what you can do with recycled objects. Charge $5 admission, kids under 12 are free. It's worth a visit. Be sure and check out Smithers Park just down the road.

Thank SDDC11
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I found this not an uplifting experience: the scope, vision resulted in a melancholic experience. The creator had steam and oranges on his mind, expected the world to appreciate the vision he had created. The world did not come. Well worth the experience. The young man at the booth has good knowledge.

Thank Mick B
Houston, Tx
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is very eclectic and colorful. It costs a few dollars to get in (it goes to the restoration of it) but it is a fantastic place to take pictures - many neat colorful backdrops including hearts and mosaics, and different light levels. There is a park outside of it as well that is very artistic and family friendly... More 

Thank travelintexas79
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Disappointing. The place has not been kept up. It takes just a few minutes to see it and they charge $5. It's quirky in a folk art form. There is the new Smither Park just down the street, a better use of your time.

Thank Greg S
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

As a local, I have had the honor of visiting this unique folk art monument. Everyone has a dream and this was one man's tribute to his. It is a fun place, yet small place to explore, and a great place to take pictures.

Thank Robyn R
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Houston has some wonderful folk art, much of it overseen by the Orange Show Foundation.We last visited years ago and enjoyed it very much, but it was closed when I was there last month. However they have built a very fun wall close by so it was very worth our trip. We also checked out the Beer Can House.

Thank sidcaver
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

we discovered this weird magical place by accident. It's placed right next to all these small houses. you can't even really describe what this is - a park, a museum, a playground, an art show - you just have to discover the history of this place for yourself! We certainly loved it, the vibe around this place is so positive... More 

Thank Franziska B
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

In 1956, a postal worker began building a monument to the orange. He believed that the orange was the perfect food, and over the next 23 years he built a shrine to the humble fruit. The Orange Show Monument is indescribable. It's kitschy, but it's genuine. You truly have to see it to believe it. The Orange Show Center for... More 

1 Thank Kathy K
Houston, Texas, USA
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146 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Orange Show has purchased a large park next to it, Smither Park, and is putting in incredible mosaics!!! Local artists are all taking a shot at it, and the results are nothing less than amazing. Go see it before its complete!

1 Thank Tracy_ANTCC

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