As a longtime resident of Houston, Texas, Romeo Kison has had many years to explore the city and discover its top attractions. In between his work with HPM and his career as an amateur boxer, Romeo Kison enjoys taking advantage of new cultural attractions in the area. Although Houston is often known primarily for heat, humidity, and hurricanes, it is actually an exciting place with a bevy of cultural institutions. Romeo Kison recommends visiting the following sites on your next visit to Houston:
1. The Rothko Chapel
At the Rothko Chapel, visitors can explore a peaceful space that effectively blends religion, modern art, and architecture. Romeo Kison recommends taking plenty of time to meditate on the fourteen paintings by Rothko that hang in this space before moving on to view the current exhibit of modern art.
2. The Museum of Natural History
You could spend days exploring this high quality science museum. At the Museum of Natural History, Romeo Kison suggests beginning your visit by figuring out a time to attend a show in the planetarium or the IMAX theater before beginning your tour of the exhibits. One of the most memorable parts of the museum is the six-story butterfly center, where you can freely intermingle with hundreds and hundreds of butterflies. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the dinosaur!
3. Bayou Bend
Located in Houston’s Memorial Park, Bayou Bend is a sprawling Southern mansion that allows visitors to immerse themselves in history. Romeo Kison particularly recommends Bayou Bend because it now houses an impressive decorative art collection that represents the aristocratic lifestyle of the Old South. In addition, Romeo Kison has found that the new library and education center offer a number of exciting opportunities.
4. Rice University
Even if you have no plans to attend this renowned institution, a tour of Rice University makes an excellent addition to any trip to Houston. Romeo Kison enjoys exploring the beautiful campus, which is surrounded by beautiful live oak trees. When you’re done exploring, it’s easy to find an excellent meal nearby.
5. Space Center Houston
As the official visitors center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the history of space exploration in the U.S. Romeo Kison has especially enjoyed touring the center since the replica of the space shuttle Explorer has been put on display. Thanks to this replica, visitors can enjoy a one-of-a-kind peek into what life is actually like on a space shuttle.