Quality Inn & Suites West - Energy Corridor
715 Hwy 6 S.
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: (281) 493-0444
Fax: (281) 493-2377
715 Hwy 6 S., Houston, TX, US, 77079
- Phone: (281) 493-0444
- Fax: (281) 493-2377
If you are looking for live action and wild, exciting adventure, then Laser Quest is the place to be. The amazing laser games make you feel as if you are playing adult hide and seek. Capture the escaped prisoner, capture the flag, cops and robbers, and and enjoy this space adventure. Your imagination is the key. You will be given sophisticated and futuristic laser tag equipment and be turned loose in a specially designed, multi-level maze with ramps, catwalks, swirling fog and sound effects. Choose the specifics of your game after you arrive.
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.
There is certainly plenty to do at Katy City Park. Kids and adults can play a round of miniature golf or try to catch the big one in the fishing lake. Of course, no park is complete without a couple of playgrounds to tumble around on. An old Katy Railroad depot, complete with a caboose, makes the day complete. Be sure and bring along a cooler and some picnic supplies to take care of your hunger pangs. You will want to stay a while.
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.
Being home to a number of cowboys, it is not surprising that Houston recently added a horseracing track to its list of attractions. Built in 1994, Sam Houston Race Park hosts ten races a day and can house 20,000 spectators. It also has a video theater that features simulcast viewing of other races, boxing matches and sports games. Looking for ways to spend your winnings? You will not have to look any further than the on-site gift shop, sports bar and cafe.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring two ice rinks, this fun spot is best known as the practice facility for the Houston Aeros and Olympic gold-medalist Tara Lipinski. Many locals stop by here at Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, just to see the players train and watch amateur teams play. Call ahead to hear what is scheduled for the day. Those who are more athletic and would enjoy brushing up on their skating or hockey skills can get into a little action. Lessons in figure skating and hockey are also available.
The vision of philanthropists, John and Dominique de Menil, The Rothko Chapel is a block away from the extraordinary art museum, The Menil Collection. The abstract expressionist Mark Rothko created 14 immense paintings for the sacred space, and the meditative aura that resulted is the true definition of tranquility. Renowned architect, Phillip Johnson, along with Houston's own Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubrey designed the octagonal brick structure that overlooks Barnett Newman's sculptural tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free to all and open to people of all beliefs, the independent site made it to the official National Register of Historic Places.
Art critics, architects and the religious community all eagerly awaited the 1997 completion of this golden-domed chapel, the cornerstone of the University of St.Thomas campus. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the final result is a stunning example of what Johnson terms "deconstructionist" architecture. The granite-and-brick chapel's starkly fluid exterior blends in with the rest of the academic quadrangle, and proves a fitting cache for the treasures within. Viewed in the chapel's natural lighting, the 14th-century corpus, concave stations of the cross and other religious statuary attain new dimensions.
This church reflects the 15th century Church of Maria de Miracoli, a work of Pietro Lombard in Venice. The eminent architect, William Ward Watkin, designed Palmer Chapel in 1927 and collaborated in the design of the first building, Autry House, constructed in 1921. Also, Watkin led the construction of Rice University, which is across the street. Later additions to the cloisters and Parish Hall have enclosed the pleasantly arranged courtyard. In the 1980s, two more chapels were built, one of which is used for weekday services. Palmer Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Reverends James W. Nutter and Edward l. Stein act as the current rectors. There are two parking lots, one next to Autry House and one next to Palmer Chapel.