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TAKE A DAY TRIP INTO THE CITY: 6 MUST-DO ACTIVITIES

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Olympus Auburn Lakes shares our favorite things to do in Houston.

Distillery Tour

Get an up-close-and-personal behind-the-scenes look into this historic distillery and the process that goes into Gulf Coast Distillers’ concoctions. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the rich history of Ben’s Den, established in Houston’s Uncle Ben’s Mill Rice Company.

Cockrell Butterfly Center

This glass-enclosed butterfly habitat features a simulated rainforest and thousands of colorful butterflies. Transport yourself into a dreamy, garden-of-eden-like escape while you walk through their botanical exhibit with a dramatic 50-foot waterfall and exotic plants. Plus, it’s located right next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. So when you’re done looking at this magical scenery, you can hop next door and check out the museum.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

This 155-acre nature sanctuary sits just 4 miles west of downtown. Here, you’ll have 5 miles of walking trails through forest, meadow, and pond habitats – So watch out for sightings of frogs, turtles, and other wildlife. The Nature Center houses a Nature Shop, restrooms, and Discovery Room which includes aquariums, microscopes, and interactive exhibits.

Traders Village Marketplace

Since its opening in 1989, millions of people have browsed, shopped, and traded in this 100+ acre market. Stroll through thousands of shops, bargain with the vendors, and peruse through unique finds. From furniture to flowers you can find it all here!

Holler Brewing Co. Tour

Want to learn all about the beer brewing process? Check out this Houston brewery for special request tours and have the whole place to yourself as you learn all about beer!

Beer Can House

Just as the title suggests, you can visit this folk art house made from actual beer cans! Built from 1968 to 1988 using 50,000+ recycled beer cans, you gotta see this to believe it – funky, unique, and peculiar – this is a must-see on your list when visiting Houston.

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