Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city’s population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.
Here are some great things to do in Houston,TX after booking your Group Hotel through GroupHotels.com:
- Discover Houston Group Tours: Since 1988, DHT has conducted 3,725 tours for more than 50,742 people from around the world. On these tours, designed by Sandra Lord, you’ll experience history, art, architecture, the paranormal, shopping, dining, and more, all flavored with Houston’s unique multicultural spirit.
- Houston Livestock show & Rodeo: Plan your next BIG event at the Rodeo! A group outing at the Rodeo is perfect for corporate events, celebrations, family and friend get-togethers and more!.
- Space Center Houston Group Tours: “INTELLIGENT FUN” defines the way that groups describe their day at Space Center Houston. A day when they’ve touched a Moon rock, witnessed a shuttle launch, enjoyed a guided tour of NASA , seen real space-flown vehicles and explored the inner workings of the Pepsi Martian Matrix…..all this and much, much more combined with a group discount that’s out of the world!
- Houston Zoo Group Tours: Families across the United States today are finding out what Houston families have known for decades – the Houston Zoo is one of the 10 best zoos in the nation for kids. In fact, Parents Magazine Today has ranked the Houston Zoo number nine in the nation for children!
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