Downtown Houston

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Buffalo Bayou, the original corridor of settlement, runs along the north side of downtown. Sam Houston Park recalls this first community; above it rises a web of freeways. The commercial district runs east 14 blocks to the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Theater District extends north and east of Sam Houston Park. Several 19C buildings have been preserved at Old Market Square; the original Allen's Landing is three blocks beyond. More than 50 blocks (about 6mi) of downtown are interconnected by the growing Houston Underground, a tunnel system that shelters the working population from summer humidity and winter rain, not to mention year-round street traffic.

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Theater District
Theater District
Both the Houston Grand Opera and Houston
60 minutes
Sam Houston Park
Sam Houston Park
Seven restored and furnished 19C-early
60 minutes
The Rothko Chapel
The Rothko Chapel
Maintained by the Menil, The Rothko
30 minutes
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
The Menil's Byzantine Fresco Chapel
90 minutes
Menil Collection
Menil Collection
One of the world's foremost collections
180 minutes
Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston
This somber museum (1996, Ralph
90 minutes
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Theater District
Theater District
Both the Houston Grand Opera and Houston
60 minutes
The Rothko Chapel
The Rothko Chapel
Maintained by the Menil, The Rothko
30 minutes
Williams Tower
Williams Tower
Immediately south of The Galleria, the
15 minutes
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