Quality Inn & Suites Hwy 290 - Brookhollow
12439 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 957-8222
Fax: (713) 957-8383
Karbach Brewing has been brewing and serving Houston since 2011. The brewery turns out craft brews in several categories: the "starting lineup" of regular year-round beers, the "seasonal lineup", limited release beers and their "F.U.N Series." Favorites from Karbach around the city include the Hopadillo IPA, Weekend Warrior Pale Ale and Karbachtoberfest to name just a few. Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons come in to the brewery for a tour. Admission price gets you a souvenir glass and four drink tickets. In addition to the brews, open house days also see food trucks come in to the drinking area so you can soak up a little of that beer.
New Jerusalem Ministries is a church whose sole purpose and life's work is to promote the growth of individual spirituality to attain salvation. The church is also home to the Lewis Christian Academy which has a new worship center, library, programs, summer camps, classrooms, lecture facilities and much more. The church strives to involve and teach the practice of the Biblical Doctrine and has an active community. The church also has an active schedule of Mentoring Programs, Field trips and Youth choirs for children.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Apart from offering prayers, Muslim community celebrates festivals and attends seminars held here.
The Point Christian Outreach Ministries is a multi-cultural church that saw its inception in the year 1999. Since then, it has been organizing evangelical programs for the social and spiritual growth of the people. The Point comprises a number of sections under its realm including marriage ministry, recovery team, drama, women's and youth ministry. These are only a few ministries mentioned out of the myriad of work The Point does to reach out to people. The church also provides space for holding events.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing is by far one of the most adventurous breweries in Houston. Brewing up beers like Gingerbread Stout, their tribute to BBQ beer Smoke on the Bayou and many more, all the beverages include some sort of tribute to various Houston points of pride, be it anything from the date the city was founded to the city's prestigipus Rice University. Show up Saturday afternoons for tours, commemorative pint glasses and of course, drink tickets! Visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and hang out during the open house and soak up the Bayou as much as possible!
Memorial Park is a popular Houston attraction complete with a beautiful three-mile playground. There are walking paths, picnic sites, baseball fields, pine trees, gardens and ponds. Appreciate nature's beauty and make the most of the sunny weather. The locals love to jog here, but you can also rent a bike and hit the trail. There is also a public golf course with a clubhouse and restaurant, a tennis club, and a workout facility nestled on the grounds.
In 1979 retired upholsterer, John Milkovish, started hanging ceiling attachments, patching fences and tacking the sides of his house with empty aluminum beer cans. Unbelievable? The staff of Ripley's Believe It Or Not thought so as well and featured the house on the show. Other interesting characteristics added over time are the success ladder to the stars, the marvelous marbles address sign and the bucket faucet connections. It is definitely an interesting site to behold. Simply drive or walk by and have a look.
Bayou Bend is the former home of Ima Hogg, a famous philanthropist. Visitors can wander through 14 acres of woodlands and formal gardens, or check out the house that contains 4,800 various works of art. This art represents the American style from colonial to mid-19th Century. The house is a lovely lifestyle museum of that century. Please take note that children under ten years of age can wander the gardens but are not allowed in the house.
Sit under the trees for shelter while admiring the spring migrants, such as singing hummingbirds and colorful warblers, and listening for the faint whisper of the rolling creek. Edith Moore herself lived on this land for 43 years. In 1978 she donated a small section to the Houston Audubon Society for use as a nature preserve for birds. Her husband even built the little log cabin that was renovated to house the headquarters, bookstore, and gift shop of the Audubon Society. Donations are appreciated.
Standing stoically among 18 acres of oak trees, Williams Water Wall (also known as Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park) has amazed visitors since its 1985 opening. The Water Wall sends 78,500 gallons of water down its face every three hours, utilizing a recycling mechanism that continues the torrent until the lights are turned off at the end of the day. Visible from many of downtown Houston's buildings, this attraction has become something of an icon with locals. Perfect for a romantic stroll, picnic, or reflective moment, Williams Water Wall is a great stop in the area.
Perhaps the only scariest thing about Nightmare on the Bayou is that it's located directly beside Houston's oldest graveyard. Yes, you heard that right and there have been rumored sightings of ghosts who frequent the area. This place features quality props and antics by professional actors whose only purpose in life is to startle you. True, Nightmare probably won't kill you or have you in such hysterics that you will have to be taken away in a straight jacket; but nevertheless, it does have it's own charm and it's fun to visit with friends.
Everyone likes to take a short break and enjoy nature. If you work near the Galleria or shopping in the area, visit this peaceful park for a few treasured minutes of relaxation. Located across the street from the Water Wall, it is popular with office workers on a break and parents who bring their children out to feed the ducks. On the weekends, bring along your dog and play frisbee, or just relax on a park bench and contemplate nature. This place is open daily.