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Old 10-04-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Cypress
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Great idea. Now get more tourists attractions in Houston also. Major Amusement Park...obvious and/or a real Aquarium on a large scale...larger than the one at Moody Gardens.

New Downtown Tourism Center To Send Tourists to Nearby Tourist Attractions » Swamplot: Houston's Real Estate Landscape
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Nice. But most of the tourists seem to find themselves in the Galleria area so it would have been better to put it Uptown.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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No mention at all about native americans or the fact this area existed prior to 1830 (and deletes a few years around the mid 1800s)

honestly, that is some of the most interesting parts of Texas . but there is a section about the Bush library???
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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This is where is going to be located
The B.U.S. bar/restaurant

I think is way too close to the baseball stadium
with the new soccer stadium on the other side of the highway, it could have been placed over there.

The good thing, is that the light-rail line is going to run right next to it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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the location they chose is the best possible location. Next to Minute Maid Park, George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Dynamo Stadium. Walking Distance from several concert venues, The Alley Theater, Jones Hall, and the business center of the city. Rail accessible which is convenient for those visiting the Medical Center,Reliant Stadium, UofH, Rice, or the Museum District.


Way more tourists than the Galleria.

Also
across the freeway is not visible enough for convention goers and baseball fans.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Nice. But most of the tourists seem to find themselves in the Galleria area so it would have been better to put it Uptown.
That were people go when they want shopping, not to try to get the feel of a new city..
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Houston
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My question is how interactive will it be, the stills show things like the birth of the Texas republic.. will that be statues , actors , mechcial actors ?

I am digging showing the moon land with a serious of 1960 TV,s so that you get a sense of how it must have looked for the the average american familiy back then.

We should add the mock shuttle to this, NASA does not take very good care of these things, and placing it Downtown opens it up to convetion goers and tourist alot more than driving to NASA
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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When I go to a convention in another city, sometimes I know in advance that there's a great museum or attraction I want to see, other times I'm busy getting ready for my meetings and it's not until I arrive, and see brochures in the lobby, that I start to think about what I might see while I'm there. I think if people are at the GRB and have a lunch break or just a little time between meetings, they could go here, get a nice sense of what Houston has to offer, and maybe make a plan for a free afternoon. Or a future visit.

I'd love to see more interesting architecture, sure, but the idea is good.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Houston
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That were people go when they want shopping, not to try to get the feel of a new city..
My suggestion was more about all the hotels in Uptown and not so much about the shopping although with the Galleria being such a top destination for international tourists I'd still say it's a valid reason.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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The pick the right location, attract more tourist to downtown the center of the city.
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