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  • Address: 400 Rusk St, Houston, Texas, USA 77002, USA
  • Hours: Daily 24/7

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Tranquility Park Tours

Since Houston is known as “Space City” for its affiliation with NASA, it only makes sense that a downtown park commemorates the day that U.S. astronauts first landed on the moon. Named after the lunar Sea of Tranquility—a basaltic plain on the surface of the moon where the Apollo astronauts landed—the park today features a replica of a footprint that Neil Armstrong left on the moon.

The first words that the astronaut transmitted from up there are posted in 15 languages, so nearly everyone who visits can read the phrase: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The eagle has landed.” Most impressive is the park’s fountain, which is designed in large, cylindrical formations to resemble the rocket boosters used on Apollo to get the men to the moon. The park also features craters and mounds meant to mimic the moon’s topography. Although, all lunar connections aside, this is a peaceful place for a pensive moment in the middle of bustling, downtown Houston, just steps from City Hall. 

Practical Info

The park sits between Walker and Rusk streets in Downtown Houston. 

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Houston City Lights Segway Tour, Houston, null

Houston City Lights Segway Tour

This segway tour takes place in the late evening and is the perfect idea for anyone wanting to explore downtown Houston after most of the downtown business ...  Read more

Location: Houston, Texas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.87

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