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Urban sprawl, hot summers, and a multicultural city

The largest city in Texas, Houston is also one of the most ethnically diverse places in the US, with the country’s largest Asian, Arab and Latin American populations. Its multicultural essence can be found everywhere, from museums, to the performing arts and also in the diverse shopping and dining opportunities. Gay nightlife is centered in Neartown, around Pacific St. and surrounding streets. The South Loop’s Rice Village is a highly concentrated area of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

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USS Texas

USS Texas

Experience history first hand

Experience history first hand Editors' Note

USS Texas (BB-35), or Battleship Texas, as she is also known, is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel. She is the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas. She was launched on 18 May 1912 and commissioned on 12 March 1914.

USS Texas is the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S., and the first battleship declared to be a U.S. National Historic Landmark - she was opened to the public in 1948.

USS Texas
3523 Battleground Road, TX 77571 Houston
+1 281 4792431
Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)