Comfort Suites - Near the Galleria
6221 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 787-0004
Fax: (713) 787-0730
Al-Noor Mosque located on the 6443 Prestwood Drive is more than just a place of worship. It aims to unite and take the feeling of brotherhood a step further. Special Sunday classes are organized for the youth. It organizes lectures and seminars and also celebrations of the Muslim festivals.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Madina Masjid offers prayers and other religious services to the Muslim community. Celebrations of festivals, lectures on Islam, imbibe Islamic values in the future generation.
Everyone likes to take a short break and enjoy nature. If you work near the Galleria or shopping in the area, visit this peaceful park for a few treasured minutes of relaxation. Located across the street from the Water Wall, it is popular with office workers on a break and parents who bring their children out to feed the ducks. On the weekends, bring along your dog and play frisbee, or just relax on a park bench and contemplate nature. This place is open daily.
Standing stoically among 18 acres of oak trees, Williams Water Wall (also known as Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park) has amazed visitors since its 1985 opening. The Water Wall sends 78,500 gallons of water down its face every three hours, utilizing a recycling mechanism that continues the torrent until the lights are turned off at the end of the day. Visible from many of downtown Houston's buildings, this attraction has become something of an icon with locals. Perfect for a romantic stroll, picnic, or reflective moment, Williams Water Wall is a great stop in the area.
Lakewood Church has helped millions of people in over 150 countries come closer to Jesus Christ through its Christian outreach center. It's no wonder that this evangelical megachurch in Houston has the highest attendance in the country. The building seats a whopping 16,800 visitors. Ongoing events and programs organized by the many ministries offer many opportunities to learn and participate in the church's work. Lakewood holds services on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with a Spanish service in the afternoon.
Memorial Park is a popular Houston attraction complete with a beautiful three-mile playground. There are walking paths, picnic sites, baseball fields, pine trees, gardens and ponds. Appreciate nature's beauty and make the most of the sunny weather. The locals love to jog here, but you can also rent a bike and hit the trail. There is also a public golf course with a clubhouse and restaurant, a tennis club, and a workout facility nestled on the grounds.
Bayou Bend is the former home of Ima Hogg, a famous philanthropist. Visitors can wander through 14 acres of woodlands and formal gardens, or check out the house that contains 4,800 various works of art. This art represents the American style from colonial to mid-19th Century. The house is a lovely lifestyle museum of that century. Please take note that children under ten years of age can wander the gardens but are not allowed in the house.
In 1979 retired upholsterer, John Milkovish, started hanging ceiling attachments, patching fences and tacking the sides of his house with empty aluminum beer cans. Unbelievable? The staff of Ripley's Believe It Or Not thought so as well and featured the house on the show. Other interesting characteristics added over time are the success ladder to the stars, the marvelous marbles address sign and the bucket faucet connections. It is definitely an interesting site to behold. Simply drive or walk by and have a look.
The Muslim community visits the mosque to offer their prayers and to respect the Prophet Muhammed. At the Bissonnet Masjid, apart from prayers, lectures are organized to create an awareness about the tenets of Islam. Noble thoughts with fellow believers are shared.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Apart from offering prayers, Muslim community celebrates festivals and attends seminars held here.
Sit under the trees for shelter while admiring the spring migrants, such as singing hummingbirds and colorful warblers, and listening for the faint whisper of the rolling creek. Edith Moore herself lived on this land for 43 years. In 1978 she donated a small section to the Houston Audubon Society for use as a nature preserve for birds. Her husband even built the little log cabin that was renovated to house the headquarters, bookstore, and gift shop of the Audubon Society. Donations are appreciated.
Karbach Brewing has been brewing and serving Houston since 2011. The brewery turns out craft brews in several categories: the "starting lineup" of regular year-round beers, the "seasonal lineup", limited release beers and their "F.U.N Series." Favorites from Karbach around the city include the Hopadillo IPA, Weekend Warrior Pale Ale and Karbachtoberfest to name just a few. Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons come in to the brewery for a tour. Admission price gets you a souvenir glass and four drink tickets. In addition to the brews, open house days also see food trucks come in to the drinking area so you can soak up a little of that beer.