A suburb of the expansive Houston, Webster has become forever associated with NASA and the bay area.
Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, ☎ 281-483-0123, . Rocket park is available for personal tours, though the Saturn V rocket is covered for maintenance.
Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Road 1, Webster (located 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area), ☎ 281-244-2100, . Summer hours: June 10am-7pm, July 9am-7pm, August 10am-5pm, 10am-7pm Weekends. Winter hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.. Indoor fun space museum with lots of hands-on space-science exhibits and artifacts from the full history of U.S. space exploration. A big hit with kids, but informative for adults. A highlight are the two tram tours of NASA's Johnson Space Center, one of which includes a visit to Mission Control and actual Apollo and Mercury launch vehicles, the other focuses on astronaut training facilities.$17.95 Adults, $13.95 Children (4-11), discounts for seniors. Parking $5.
Kemah Boardwalk, . A small theme park and recreational area on Galveston Bay in Kemah.
Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, 3000 NASA Parkway, ☎ 281-333-9300, . Only waterfront hotel in Houston, TX. Across street from Spacecenter Houston and Johnson Space Center. Newly renovated meeting and conference space.