Downtown Houston is experiencing a renaissance. It is quickly becoming a place to live, work, and, more recently, play. There are over 100 restaurants and bars, 5 performance halls, 14 hotels, 2 new sports stadiums, 6 parks, a movie theater and much more. One area it lacks, however, is a museum. For downtown Houston to really develop into a destination for residents and tourists alike, there have to be cultural activities that the entire family can enjoy. Right now, most of the entertainment is geared towards an evening crowd over the age of 21. For families, there isn\'t much to do. A museum would attract throngs of families and travelers and encourage them to stay longer, further boosting the downtown economy. Museums are enriching institutions. They make us think and sometimes they reveal worlds we\'ve never seen before. They help us feel. Their insight teaches us the importance of compassion and understanding. Museums go beyond the normal day-to-day and sometimes show us unimaginable beauty and vision. They are the institutions that display the endeavors of society, present and past. And, finally, museums are just plain fun! We need a museum in downtown Houston. Some ideas for the museum include: a museum devoted to the history of Houston and Texas; a museum devoted to Texas architecture and design with workshops and labs for architects, planners, and members of the community to hold meetings devoted to Houston
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Alana MousaviDin, United States7 years ago State: TX
Bill White, United States7 years ago
L. Wayne Ashley, United States7 years ago State: TX
Comments: Downtown needs to continue to spur its development. I would love to see something like an indoor themepark for kids, maybe to promote fitness.
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