10 Things to Do in North Houston That You Shouldn't Miss

March 9, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best top things to do in North Houston, United States including Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Martini Blu, TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, Houston National Golf Club, Glenwood Cemetery, Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, Stillgoode, National Museum of Funeral History, Buffalo Bayou Park, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
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1. Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338-1071 +1 281-443-8731
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Reviewed By golfer7691 - Humble, Texas

This place is an awesome place to visit if you like plants and gardens. They have a diverse population of plants and the walking paths are great. You can spend a lot of time here or just a short while, all of it enjoyable. The ponds and water bodies as well as the walking courses are a great place to unwind and enjoy nature!

2. Martini Blu

5060 Fm 1960 Rd W, North Houston, TX 77069-4503 +1 832-965-5580
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Martini Blu

Reviewed By duval721 - Houston, Texas

Great service, food, and music!!! Like many great spots in Houston it's easy to dismiss or drive by based on the location or exterior. Don't be fooled- if you're looking for great, service, food, and music this is the spot in Northwest Houston! Sky the manager and Yasmin our waitress were great!

3. TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

22115 Sherrod Ln, Spring, TX 77389-4542 +1 281-771-3700
Excellent
82%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

Grab Your Safari Gear. Your adventure begins HERE! At TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, you will get up close and personal with some of Planet Earth's most exotic, fascinating, and endangered animals. Here you will find more than 100 animals representing over 25 species. All our animals are raised hands on, if not completely hand raised, and they have amazing personalities and dispositions. Go to our website to book your tour.

Reviewed By Nina_ZY - Los Angeles, California

I took my father for his 81st birthday, along with my elementary-school-age daughters, and all three generations had a great time! The park is lovingly maintained and the animals are healthy and used to being around people. There's quite a variety of animals and an opportunity during the visit to duck into air condition - which is quite a plus on a warm day. The staff are very attentive and hospitable - allowing us to go at our own pace. They even provided my dad with a chocolate chip birthday cookie! My children did not want to leave and now want to go back! PS: Make sure to interact with the otters. They are beyond darling.

4. Houston National Golf Club

16500 Houston National Blvd, North Houston, TX 77095-6908 +1 281-304-1400
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Houston National Golf Club

Located in Northwest Houston, Houston National Golf Club features 18 championship holes designed by famed golf course designers Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril. Other amenities include a lighted driving range, beautiful pro shop and the “Back Deck” Bar and Grille. Houston National opened in November 2000 in one of Houston’s fastest growing communities, Stone Gate Subdivision. The course features unique

Reviewed By 1946Glenn - Houston, Texas

Our son works for the company that furnishes food for the golfers and members at the Houston National Golf Club. He was able to get us some tickets to the match this past Saturday. We followed Phil around for a few holes and watched several other golfers. The weather was great and we walked over 13,000 steps. Great time had by all at a great place to watch and I am sure, to play, golf.

5. Glenwood Cemetery

2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6020 +1 713-864-7886
Excellent
77%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 124 reviews

Glenwood Cemetery

Includes the grave of Howard Hughes

Reviewed By exptraveller501 - Houston, Texas

It is a very beautiful cemetery to visit. Surprisingly there aren't many people visiting so you can walk around all day without interrupting people who are there with a purpose. There are some really neat tombstones and cemetery architecture. Lots of old tombstones and some famous people from the Houston area. The back portion of the cemetery has awesome views of the downtown skyline.

Howard Hughes is also buried in Glenwood. His grave-site is not as easy to find as it may seem. It looks like the pictures if you google HH grave-site but some of the features have been removed. It was fun looking for it...after an hour, we threw in the towel and asked the security guard where it was...turns out we parked almost next to it and walked right by it the first and second time :) It's not as extravagant as some of the others in the cemetery. It was still a fun place to visit.....for a cemetery!

6. Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex

16225 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479-2304 +1 281-265-7465
Excellent
47%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex

Reviewed By JohnInsani - Dallas, TX

Do you know what Sugar Land and hot Texas have in common? You guessed it right. Heaaaaattttt!!! Skip the heat and go to the Aerodrome Ice Skating. Check out the hours before you go and have a ball. To me this place is better than the one in the Galleria. It's not as busy and it's a lot cooler becau it's totally enclosed as opposed to the Galleria open concept. A lot of fun for a date or for the whole family. Highly recommend.

7. Stillgoode

5200 Louetta Rd, Ste 138, Spring, TX 77379-8135 +1 281-370-4447
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Stillgoode

The StillGoode showroom is filled to the brim with brand new and gently used furniture, antiques, collectibles, art and home decor. New items arrive every day, our entire inventory can be found on our website and we are always happy to make delivery arrangements. Interested in selling items? No more strangers in your home! StillGoode accepts consignments by appointment. Send photos of furniture, art, chandeliers and rugs via email for pre-approval. Let us take care of pricing, advertising and selling your items. We can even help arrange for pick up of your items!

Reviewed By Andrew-Warren - Lufkin, Texas

StillGoode is one of my favorite stops in the Houston area! It's a beautifully decorated store, with lots of new high-end inventory every time you go. They bring in new items every week, so I keep track of them on Facebook for when I don't have time to stop in. If you're on the look out for a new unique piece of furniture or decor for your home, check StillGoode first.

8. National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918 +1 281-876-3063
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 433 reviews

National Museum of Funeral History

This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley.

Reviewed By FRED W - Colorado Springs, Colorado

After having spend 31 years in this profession, it was nice to go into a place that treated the funeral history in a positive light. The displays were well done, well documented and in most placed well lighted. Loved seeing the old vehicles, the history of a papal funeral and some information on the ancient history of funeral service to Egyptian Times and the American Civil War. Most impressed. Did think that the "gift" store had some tacky things that made fun of the profession, but otherwise impressed.

9. Buffalo Bayou Park

18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston, TX +1 713-752-0314
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Buffalo Bayou Park

Reviewed By hcmjkm - Texas

Perhaps the most beautiful part of Houston is this park, which extends from downtown west to River Oaks, the most expensive neighborhood in Houston. Two parkways, Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, are on either side of the winding Buffalo Bayou, and thanks to vast earthworks done with huge recent donations, there are numerous bike and walking trails, as well as pedestrian and bike bridges that cross the bayou and even get you into surrounding neighborhoods. Houston is not really a bike-friendly city but it is working on it, and this park is Houston's hike and bike efforts at their best.

The Bayou floods during large hurricanes, as Harvey was the biggest yet (the most rainfall ever recorded in one week in any location in the US in history), and so there is still a lot of work to be done to restore the bayou banks and some of the trails. But it's still a great place to go and you can still hike or bike the entire length of the trail. With the gorgeous skyscrapers of downtown Houston right above it, it is a beautiful place for a walk or ride. There are many places to park all the way along the park. Also, try to be at the Waugh Drive bridge at sunset, where you will see a huge number of bats fly out from their roosts under the bridge every evening to begin their feast of eating Houston's mosquitoes and bugs, so that the bugs won't bite you!

10. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007-7009 +1 713-639-7750
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood.

Reviewed By hcmjkm - Texas

Bayou Bend is a beautiful place with incredible gardens - it is reminiscent of Winterthur. The house is fabulous and there is nothing else like it in Texas. The gardens are wonderful but sustained damage during Hurricane Harvey due to high water in the adjoining Bayou. The water damaged several of the lower tiers of garden trails, which are still cordoned off. Hopefully they will quickly repair the damage so visitors can enjoy all the trails once again - but it is still worth visiting and very beautiful!

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