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Sesquicentennial Park

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Address: 400 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
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Charming and peaceful

If you like places that give you a glimpse into a previous time, this park is it. Even tho' it is placed in the center of the Houston hubbub, it gives that glimpse into early... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful way to discover Houston. Great pic opportunities! Right on the bayou, which is always hosting something. Nice picnic area, statue of daddy Bush. Lots of metered parking. Have fun and enjoy! Just follow the path!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Simply a generic park overlooking a dirty, and somewhat putrid smelling river. If you are walking through Houston somewhere, might be nicer than the streets, but not worth going out of your way.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The park is located downtown and does have a few cool attractions. There is a hidden button on a bridge that makes something happen in the water. The water level was low so the reaction was not impressive. The waterfall stair are very cute and you can walk out on them for pictures. There is also a lot of architecture... More 

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Humble, Texas
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Buffalo bayou really give you access to different interesting places on the city. Very recommendable, nice walks, very relaxing looking at bayou, walkers, runners, cyclists, this point gives you the sense of nature and big city at same time

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This park is at the north end of downtown near the Wortham Center. You can walk at street level or at bayou level. On the NW corner is a statue of President George W. Bush. Usually some birds in the bayou. A good area to run through on weekend mornings because there will be little traffic.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

If you like places that give you a glimpse into a previous time, this park is it. Even tho' it is placed in the center of the Houston hubbub, it gives that glimpse into early Texas. Charming houses/buildings from previous centuries moved to this space surrounded by the 21st century. Just go before the summer heat hits!

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