Although it sounds bizarre, National Museum of Funeral History actually provides an interesting look at the customs surrounding burial practices. View funeral memorabilia and artifacts that belonged to famous political and celebrity personalities in the "Funerals of the Famous" section of the museum. Equally intriguing is the coffin room that is filled with out-of-the-ordinary coffin themes, including giant fish, cars and a full-sized replica of King Tut's sarcophagus.
In a city like Houston where everyone spends most of the day driving, it's no wonder some innovative artists would think to turn cars into art. At the Art Car Museum, also known as the "Garage Mahal," you can see these crazy pieces on display. This unusual museum will delight visitors of all ages with cars transformed into the likes of a giant evil Easter Bunny or a gold Chevy covered in stuffed alligators called the "Swamp Mutha."
Have a yearning for the nautical life? Take a plunge into the deep at the Houston Downtown Aquarium. This aquarium is definitely the place to be for a fun day out. The aquarium features around 400 species of aquatic life, with the Shark Voyage being the main attraction. This voyage gives visitors the opportunity to travel via train into an acrylic viewing tunnel with live sharks swimming overhead. Other attractions include the Diving Bell Ferris wheel, the aquatic carousel and some themed educational exhibits. If you've had your fill of the aquatic life and need some grub then take a pick from the Aquarium Restaurant or Dive Lounge.
Located on Yale Street in the heart of Houston, the Wild Collection is a unique gift shop that showcases and retails some unusual and bizarre art and craft items, creepy curiosities, rare artifacts and unique treasures from around the world. Being fans of Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, the owners decided to get the two literary greats together and create a commercial venture that would have been identical had the authors joined forces during their time. On display are jewelry items, hair art, Victorian pieces of art and craft, unnerving old medical devices to name a few.
Moss-covered angels and stately weeping cypress trees make this 150 year-old cemetery reminiscent of the Old South. It covers 65 pastoral acres and features dramatic views of Buffalo Bayou and the skyscrapers of downtown. Be sure and pay your respects to Howard Hughes when you visit. This son of Houston is buried near the ornate caretaker's cottage.
Experience the fright of your life at the Houston Terror Dome Haunted House, located in Channelview, Texas. Featuring one of the most scariest haunts, including hair-raising props, frightening visual and audio effects, along with new haunted rooms, this haunted house experience is sure to leave you scared out of your wits. Apart from multiple scary props and twisted rooms, the house also features Sicko and Freako's Paintball Massacre that adds to the intense haunt experience and lets you shoot terrifying zombies. The house hosts a live DJ night with zombie dancers every Saturday night, so don't forget your party shoes when visiting this scare ville.
Immerse yourself in the vivid world of colors as you enter Color Factory. This unique exhibition puts together an ensemble of art installations that make you slow down and enjoy a spectrum of colors. Color Factory has collaborated with artists and organizations like NASA, Alicia Eggert, and Art & Olfaction to create exciting interactive spaces. Walk into a whimsical room filled with floating orbs under a beautiful sky, wade through a vibrant ball pit while munching on candies and popcorn, have fun with colorful confetti, and get a taste of anti-gravity ice cream! With all these experiences and much more, Color Factory promises a day full of fun and creative photographs for the entire family.