Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

4.1
#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Houston
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  • Buffalo Bayou has greatly improved in recent years. On a nice day the walking trails are safe and scenic. We strolled down to the Houston Police Officers' Memorial and back to the Cistern check in, th...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon at Buffalo Bayou Park and visited the Cruz-Diez art installation in the Cisterns. It was very relaxing and absorbing. The Cisterns are open ongoing but the art exhibit ends in Ap...  more »
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  • This place is unique and kinda cool but it’s pricey even at $10 per person. Art exhibitions change so I doubt you’ll see exactly what I posted below but this was a new type of art exhibit for me, so I appreciated that. Otherwise, you just walk around the perimeter and look at all the columns, didn’t even take us a half hour.
  • This place was so cool! The people working there are so friendly and offer great information. You are able to go into the cistern and see the light display for 10.00 a person. It is dark inside but you can see well and it didn't feel claustrophobic at all to me because of the huge size of the cistern. Definitely worth the visit if you enjoy a variety of art forms.

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