Final Four Visitors: Ten Alternative Places to Visit in Houston

So, you've made it to town for the Final Four and you are shocked to find out there are no tumbleweeds, we all aren't walking around in ten-gallon hats and the area surrounding downtown and the medical center is not filled with strip malls and urban decay. Welcome to Houston!

Now, what are you going to do? Unfortunately, Houston is not a city built for tourists. It's spread out. There aren't a ton of traditional "attractions" and mass transit is, how shall we say this, shitty. But, what makes our city so great is that you have to dig past the sprawl and chain strip mall hell to find the real Houston.

Fortunately for you, we've done the work for you. Now, you can enjoy H-Town like a resident with these ten alternative places to visit while you're in Houston.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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