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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

9.213 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Garden
Ranked #34 in Houston things to do
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6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77265
(713) 639=7750
https://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/
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Another small glimpse into the physical artifacts of history in the city. Everybody who has lived in Houston long enough has at some point run across the name 'Ima Hogg' and, no, ... Read more
it isn't a joke. Rather, Ima Hogg was the governer's daughts and a late 19th century philanthropist socialite that played an important role in developing the Houston cultural scene of the time. Bayou Bend was her home and, in its current iteration, a museum to American arts. A must-see, if you're interested in local Houston history.

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Another small glimpse into the physical artifacts of history in the city. Everybody who has lived in Houston long enough has at some point run across the name 'Ima Hogg' and, no, it isn't a joke. Rather, Ima Hogg was the governer's daughts and a late 19th century philanthropist socialite that played an important role in developing the Houston cultural scene of the time. Bayou Bend was her home and, in its current iteration, a museum to American arts. A must-see, if you're interested in local Houston history.

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They say you know you’re a native Houstonian when the name “Ima Hogg” doesn’t sound strange to you. Yes, her house is a common tourist attraction, but there’s a reason for that. It’s not Versailles, but it’s beautiful for Texas, a state with less than 200 years of history. Hogg was one of many rich Houstonians who never had kids and instead left their money for charity. Bayou Bend is her legacy. The gardens are beautiful enough. Be sure to take the tour of this house museum filled with art and furnishings from not only Texan but also American history.

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Beautifully maintained historic estate of Hogg family

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