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Locals and out-of-towners alike will find Houston's Great Northwest to be a close-to-home, economical and fun-filled getaway for all ages. Here are just a few suggestions to save you travel time and gallons of gas.

From SplashTown Waterpark, Zuma Fun Center and Traders Village, to Sam Houston Race Park, Texas Renaissance Festival and incredible theater arts performances, Houston's Great Northwest has all. Check it out!


For great outdoor fun in the sun be sure to spend the day at SplashTown Waterpark in Spring. It's a waterland of fun for all ages.

iT'Z and Mountasia Family Entertainment Centers at Willowbrook Mall is the perfect way to end the day with miniature golf, go-cart racing, batting cages, rides and an arcade for novice and experienced gamers.

Take in a great meal at Sweet Tomatoes and then sleep the night away at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn.

What a terrific day of family fun!


Want to go shopping? Traders Village is the largest, most visited flea market and festival complex on the Texas Gulf Coast. More than 1,000 dealers each weekend. Live concerts and festivals, festival foods and more.

If nostalgia is more to your liking, visit historic Tomball and shop for antiques, gifts and treasures from the past. Dine in one of the many tea rooms, eclectic restaurants and traditional eateries nearby.

Houston Premium Outlets is filled with great bargains on name brand merchandise. From Coach and Kate Spade, to Columbia and Nike, this is a shopping adventure for every taste.

After this busy day you might want to rest your head at the Courtyard by Marriott or another convenient lodge.


The Centrum at Cypress-Creek brings nationally and internationally recognized artists to northwest Houston.

The Texas Repertory Theatre Company hosts professional productions with actors from across the United States. Community theater performances by Playhouse 1960 and others give local and out-of-town tourists a real flavor of our rich theatrical roots in Houston's Great Northwest.

For full on-stage family fun you can't beat the Houston Family Arts Center and Houston Center Stage theaters. All performances are age appropriate.

And, Northwest Houston is home to the world class Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. See exhibits by artists such as Grandma Moses, Normal Rockwell, and more.


If you are into sports, Houston's Great Northwest is for you. Sam Houston Race Park offers horse racing at its best through live racing and simulcasts throughout the year.

Nine of Houston's top rated public golf courses are located right here. From Gleannloch Farms to Blackhorse, you'll find no better place to tee it up all year 'round than in northwest Houston.