Free Things To Do In Houston, TX

How many free or nearly free fun things to do in Houston are there? We set our limit at $5 which does not include tips or donations and that is what got us started with Free Allure.

Located in Houston’s upscale Montrose neighborhood, visitors are welcome to view the Menil Collection, a collection amassed by John and Dominique de Menil.

1. The Menil Collection

Another of de Menil’s contributions to Houston, the Rothko Chapel is located near the Menil Collection.

2. Rothko Chapel

James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace is an outdoor art installation on the Rice University campus.

3. Sunrise Or Sunset At James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is an oasis in Uptown Houston. Seriously, photos don't do justice to this iconic fountain.

4. Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Strolling the air-conditioned mall and window shopping is free. So is watching ice skaters during the public skating at Ice at the Galleria.

5. Window Shopping At The Galleria

The Art Car Museum is a privately owned museum that displays art cars year round and rotating exhibits by local artists.

6. Art Car Museum

Houston’s mural artists have painted on hundreds of walls throughout the city and suburbs. A website makes it easy to find a mural nearest to where you are.

7. Public Art

The museum includes a replica of a general store that originally stood in Egypt, Texas.

8. Learn About Early Settlers

Think of Houston's Museum District as the pulse of the city’s culture that extends well beyond its numerous mesmerizing museums.

9. Houston Museum District

The Sam Houston Boat Tour leaves from Port Houston’s Sam Houston Landing for a 90-minute guided tour of the Houston Ship Channel.

10. Sam Houston Boat Tour

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