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Norma

Houston

MD Anderson patient

My husband is receiving treatments @MD Anderson.  We are here for 6 weeks.  Our budget $$ is slim due to all the expenses that come with Cancer. The walls are closing in on us.  Any suggestions on things to do in Houston area.  


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Allison from Houston

Check out website Houston on the cheap. Also some museums have free days. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (permanent collection) is free on Thursdays. Houston Museum of Natural Science has Direct Energy free Thursday from 3-6 pm on certain permanent collections.


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RosalieAnn

The waterfront area in Kemah Boardwalk has a boardwalk and it is a nice area to stroll around.  If you go to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (no fee to enter the grounds, there is a history museum and a monument and you can look at the U.S.S. Texas from the outside for free) there is the free Lynchburg Ferry.  You could ride it both ways if you wanted to.  In Katy historic homes are open for free public tours the first full weekend of each month, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Special events include community concerts from the bandstand, vintage baseball games and tours for students and tourists.  There are also two free museums and a Railroad Park with a restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot.  The Heritage Museum in Conroe asks for a donation of $2.00 and Montgomery has a historic homes driving or walking tour which is free - includes a jail cell, and a cemetery which has graves of pioneer circuit riders.  Montgomery is also reputed to be the place where the Texas state flag was designed.  East of Conroe is Cut and Shoot (which I'd visit just for the name) and east of there are some flea markets which you could look at without spending any money


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Joni from Nederland, Texas

Galveston is not very far away.  There are some nice inexpensive places to eat. The rain forest at Moody Gardens is beautiful. 


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Linda from Houston

If you have a car, I suggest that you go to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir , a marvelous Hindu temple in Stafford (Texas), a suburb of Houston.  It looks like it is made of white lace.  You can go inside if you take off your shoes, and the volunteers will answer any questions.  I have taken several visitors who were fascinated by it.  It does not cost anything.


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Colleen from Houston

Check out the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the symphony plays free concerts on the lawn on the weekends. It's relaxing and you can bring food as well!


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Kathleen

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on a Thursday because it is free then. The Menil Collection is always free and it is fairly close to the Fine Arts. 


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Christi

You could drive to Kemah and or Galveston and walk on the boardwalk. Lots of beautiful parks in Houston also. 


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Linda from Houston

Norma, M. D. Anderson is great!  I wish your husband well.  Where are you coming from?


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