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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston

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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, located in the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas, United States, is a 14-acre (57,000 m2) facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) that houses a collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture. Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg. Bayou Bend was marked with a Texas Historical Commission marker in 1973 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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  • After walking the gardens for over an hour with garden information sheet in our hands and bright magenta stickers worn on our chests, my family and I were harassed by a rude cottage store employee... 
    After walking the gardens for over an hour with garden information sheet in our hands and bright magenta stickers worn on our chests, my family and I were harassed by a rude cottage store employee...  more »
  • The guided house tour by Lisa was great, got to visit multiple rooms and see antique furnishings and artwork. The rooms were set up as they had been used by Ima Hogg over the years. Learned some new.....  more
    The guided house tour by Lisa was great, got to visit multiple rooms and see antique furnishings and artwork. The rooms were set up as they had been used by Ima Hogg over the years. Learned some new.....  more »
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  • Really enjoyed touring the gardens, we did the self guided garden only tour they have various guided tours and self-guided tour options. The gardens are nice and shaded and plenty of areas to explore even though we went in fall and none of the flowering plants were in bloom the garden was still beautiful and very green. Nice for a family day out or day date. The self guided garden only tour was 7.50 per adult.
  • We took our cousin to view the grounds and historical home that was dedicated to the the city. We took the 90 minute tour and throughly enjoyed it! The mansion was beautiful and you get to your all the rooms with the 90 minute tour. Each room is designed in a certain period in history. Our guide was wonderful and the grounds beautiful. They were decorating it for Christmas. A must see!

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