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2475 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77009
Phone: (713) 862-6300
Fax: (713) 862-5008
Bible Days Revival Church on Quitman Street was founded by Apostle E.W. Wilcots. The main aim of the Church community is to spread the word of Christ through the Holy Bible. Regular worship services help foster faith and strengthen belief in God. Besides worship, the church also holds Sunday school and worship to teach the young the importance of the Word.
Perhaps the only scariest thing about Nightmare on the Bayou is that it's located directly beside Houston's oldest graveyard. Yes, you heard that right and there have been rumored sightings of ghosts who frequent the area. This place features quality props and antics by professional actors whose only purpose in life is to startle you. True, Nightmare probably won't kill you or have you in such hysterics that you will have to be taken away in a straight jacket; but nevertheless, it does have it's own charm and it's fun to visit with friends.
Moss-covered angels and stately weeping cypress trees make this 150 year-old cemetery reminiscent of the Old South. It covers 65 pastoral acres and features dramatic views of Buffalo Bayou and the skyscrapers of downtown. Be sure and pay your respects to Howard Hughes when you visit. This son of Houston is buried near the ornate caretaker's cottage.
Buffalo Bayou Park is a lush 124-acre park, where everyone can come to soothe the senses. Eleanor Tinsley Park, located within the park is host to many of Houston's festivals and a variety of activities. Experience a canoe trip, or a walk with a loved one through the beauty of this park. The park also has a play area for children, a dog park, sculptures and fountains throughout, and bike trails.
Have a yearning for the nautical life? Take a plunge into the deep at the Houston Downtown Aquarium. This aquarium is definitely the place to be for a fun day out. The aquarium features around 400 species of aquatic life, with the Shark Voyage being the main attraction. This voyage gives visitors the opportunity to travel via train into an acrylic viewing tunnel with live sharks swimming overhead. Other attractions include the Diving Bell Ferris wheel, the aquatic carousel and some themed educational exhibits. If you've had your fill of the aquatic life and need some grub then take a pick from the Aquarium Restaurant or Dive Lounge.
The most significant waterway of the city, Buffalo Bayou or, locally called, Mother Bayou stretches to about 53 miles (85 kilometers) and eventually meets with the Gulf of Mexico. It is believed that the Bayou was created approximately 18,000 years ago. The water channel is also responsible for further tributaries such as Brays Bayou, Greens Bayou and White Oak Bayou. The well-shaded waterway follows the Houston Ship Channel. The shores of the bayou offers plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking; in fact, the Buffalo Bayou Park is also a part of the shoreline.
Make it a point to visit this memorial and pay your respects to a fine group of men and women. The memorial has five pyramids with names of more than eighty policemen, who sacrificed their lives. This downtown memorial, created by Jesus Moroles and funded by the Knox Foundation, is a touching tribute to all the officers who have lost their lives while protecting us from crime. Shaped like a pyramid, it symbolizes a giant royal tomb.
Saint Arnold of Austria (580-640 CE) is credited with the great miracle of quenching the thirst of his many caretakers with only one cup of beer that never ran dry. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, started in 1994 by two Rice University graduates, is the city's first microbrewery and is named after this saint. No brewing additives or preservatives are used, and to keep it pure, there is no pasteurization. Examples of the company's bestsellers include Kristall Weizen, Brown and Amber Ale. The brewery is not open for general drinking, but you can take tours on Saturday from 11a to 2p with tours leaving on the hour and 3p on weekdays. A beer tasting comes with every tour and unlike Saint Arnold, you won't have to share.
The Theater District is a lovely 17 acre (6.88 hectare) region in Houston which is a hub for nine organizations for performing arts as well as several restaurants and parks. The area is known to be visited by over two million people every year. The Alley Theater and the Bayou Place Entertainment Complex are major attractions in the area.
Near Wortham Center in downtown Houston, you will find this scenic park filled with walking trails and terraced gardens. All the paths wind down to Buffalo Bayou. Occasionally, you can see boats slipping along the smooth waters of the bayou as you walk along the promenade. The park is also the site of a massive metal sculpture of seven pillars that commemorate the Texas Sesquicentennial.
If you are driving by downtown Houston, this magnificent theater will surely catch your eye. It is the stately home to both the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. The impressive stage and interior are worth a tour even if you do not have a chance to take in a show. The Nutcracker, produced by the Houston Ballet, is the most popular annual arts show in the city. If opera is your cup of tea, then you will definitely want to pick up some tickets for the latest production.
In 1936, brothers John and Augustus Allen bought 6,642 areas of land and claimed Houston as their own. They settled down on the site that is now known as Allen's Landing, therefore it has great significance in the history and birth of Houston. Owing to its proximity to the White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou, a dock was built and was operational for quite a long period. Over the time the area become somewhat neglected; however, the plans for its renovation are underway and after ts makeover, Allen's Landing will be equipped with beautiful walkways, lawns, a splendid promenade and several other facilities.