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Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

1. Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

2. San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the magic of larger-than-life art that you can engage with in a 20,000 square-foot space with this ticket for the Hopscotch art gallery in San Antonio. Be captivated by a collaborative and experiential space that creates distinct shared experiences. Uncover how art can be a vessel to tell stories and illuminate important messages about the past, present, and future. See work that is presented in sustainable and creative ways. Be inspired by new mediums that empower the artists to reach new audiences. Escape the outside world as you enter a space that invokes a sense of joy and wonder through light, color, sculpture, and new media. Stop by the public-facing lounge that includes a full bar, large patio, food truck, and a gift shop. 

Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

3. Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

Explore the history and the world of conspiracies around the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy. Travel to Dealey Plaza, where you can look out over the Grassy Knoll where the assassination took place. The tour includes museum tickets to the Sixth Floor Museum located in Dealey Plaza. From there, head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. The memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to float, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination. End your tour by visiting the home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn about the conspiracies around Oswald before being dropped off in downtown Dallas.

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

4. Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

5. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

6. Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Discover the fascinating history of Dallas as you visit the city highlights alongside an expert guide. See the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, to name a few. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted.

San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

7. San Antonio: 4 Downtown Attractions Combo Package

Explore the best of San Antonio with this combo pass featuring top tours and attractions, including a hop-on hop-off tour, a River Walk cruise, a pass to the Tower of Americas, and a 2-in-1 entry ticket to the Texas Ranger Museum and Buckhorn Museum. Start your day on a hop-on hop-off city tour where you can enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top deck of the double-decker bus. Along the way, explore 19 sightseeing destinations in Downtown San Antonio: • The Alamo• Pearl Entertainment Complex• San Antonio Museum of Art House• VFW Post 76• Augie’s BBQ Restaurant• Riverwalk Museum Reach• Tobin Center• Veterans Memorial Park• Travis Park and St. Anthony Hotel• Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum (entry included)• San Antonio River Walk• San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace• Market Square/El Mercardo• Hotels on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard• King William Historic District• Southtown• Yanaguana Garden• Tower of the Americas (pass included)• The shops at Rivercenter Mall Afterward, jump aboard a city cruise to experience the iconic River Walk from another perspective. On this 40-minute tour, learn a little more about the history and culture of San Antonio.  End your day at the Tower of the Americas' observatory deck to enjoy break-taking panoramic views of San Antonio with the sun glistening in the background. 

Houston: Holocaust Museum Houston Entry Ticket

8. Houston: Holocaust Museum Houston Entry Ticket

Discover the history of Holocaust Museum Houston with this entry ticket. See the museum's permanent exhibitions and pay your respects to the innocent victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people on the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims, and honoring survivors' legacies. Using lessons from the Holocaust and other genocides, the museum strives to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. See the museum's five permanent exhibitions, including the Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery. Explore the historical evolution of human rights and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a historic document that set the foundation for the modern-day human rights movement. Admission is free on the following holidays: Human Rights Day – December 10, 2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27, 2023 Yom HaShoah – April 18, 2023 Walter Kase Free Admission Day – May 5, 2023 Stefi Altman Free Admission Day – May 14, 2023 The Museum is free to all on Thursdays from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

9. Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

Discover why Houston, the most populated city in Texas and the 4th most-populated city in the United States can look like a ghost town during warm summer days. This is because just 20-25 feet below street level, there are more than 7.5 miles of underground tunnels that encompass Texas' tallest skyscrapers and serve as a corporate playground for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Start the tour in Downtown Houston and set off on a unique tour to some of the city's most well-renowned skyscrapers. Enjoy great photo opportunities alongside Texas' two tallest buildings, the oldest bank in Houston, and the newest portion of the downtown tunnel system. During the tour, learn all about the history of the city's extensive Tunnel System and its modern corporate appeal including a diverse range of great dining options and business amenities that resemble Houston's diversity.

San Antonio: City Tour with Tower of America & River Cruise

10. San Antonio: City Tour with Tower of America & River Cruise

Experience San Antonio with this group tour as you explore the Alamo and Spanish colonial missions, go to the top of the Tower of the Americas, and cruise the river on an electric barge. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour of the Alamo. Hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications. Next, take in the sights at the vibrant Historic Market Square. Listen to the stories of people who came to the Spanish missions in the 1700s. Take some free time to see the living quarters, compound walls, and the church. Drive past La Villita Historic Arts Village, King William Historic District, and the San Fernando Cathedral. Get insightful narration on the drive. Travel on a 35-minute river cruise. Relax, as you sail through La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Take an elevator ride to the top of the Tower of the Americas for panoramic views of San Antonio.

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This was a great tour with a great guide (Dan, I believe). He was extremely informative and seemed to thoroughly enjoy imparting his knowledge, all the while driving through Dallas traffic! Because of his vivid descriptions and information as well as the fact we were driving the same route JFK took that fateful day, he made it seem as real as possible and easy to imagine. Being able to go into the rooming house LHO stayed at was an added bonus; it was like stepping into a time machine. Overall, take the tour; it's well worth it.

It was smaller than I expected and the tram tours take about an hour for the Blue tour but it doesn't feel like you see much, they are included in the ticket price so still worth taking.

In spite of the rain our guide Kevin gave us a fantastic tour and commentary of the fateful day. Kevin was informative and entertaining. Great tour!!!!

A great tour back in time to Nov 22,1963. The tour guide was very informative and at times humorous. Ask for Johnny as your guide.

It was quite moving and emotional to visit the locations of the assassination of President Kennedy. I hope I can return some dayb