Houston Essential Info

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Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. Apart from its population, it is also huge in terms of square miles. While urban sprawl is synonymous with Houston, the districts closest to Downtown offer visitors a vast array of choices in a relatively small area. Houston is multicultural and diverse, home to some of the nation's largest Latino, African American and Asian American populations. It boasts an eclectic museum and arts scene, vibrant shopping, and has become a burgeoning destination for food lovers.

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Fun Facts

  1. There is a 27-and-a-half foot intestine on display at the Museum of Health and Medical Science in Houston.
  2. Every night 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats come out from under Waugh Drive Bridge in Houston to hunt for mosquitos.
  3. The country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts is housed in the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston.
  4. Houstonians dine out more than any other residents in other U.S. cities.

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