Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Airport
9821 West FM 1960 Bus. Rd.
Humble, TX 77338
Phone: (281) 548-2900
Fax: (281) 540-2224
9821 West FM 1960 Bus. Rd., Humble, TX, US, 77338
- Phone: (281) 548-2900
- Fax: (281) 540-2224
Situated in the beautiful, wooded Humble-Spring area, this wondrous park and nature center awaits your visit. Walking trails, small lakes and trickling creeks will satisfy your craving for nature. The center features educational exhibits and plant and game preservation programs. Of special interest to all are the replicas of pioneer and Native American homesteads of the 1800s, the owl prowl events and bird feeding and banding.
Saddle up and bring your friends along for this exciting, fun-filled horseback riding experience. You will have the chance to relax in wide open spaces at Cypress Trails while learning everything you need to know about riding. Once you get the hang of it, head out on one of the trail rides, endurance rides or marathon rides from Old Town Spring to Intercontinental Airport.
Plants from around the world can be enjoyed in this park without having to leave the country. On 200 acres of beautiful land, you will find plants, an arboretum, nature trails and excellent picnic grounds. Kids will love the animal sanctuary, koi fishpond and the butterfly collection. Regardless of your favorite aspect, peace and serenity exists in abundance and does wonders for the soul. This is a wonderful way to spend a day. This place opens at 8am from Monday to Saturday. And Sunday this place is open at 10am.
There was a time in our history when the railroad was a major mode of transportation and was used extensively for cargo transport across the country. Songs have even been written and sung about the long, shrill train whistles and the age of the locomotive. Hank Williams and Jimmy Rogers are prime examples of singers who have paid tribute over the years. The museum features old locomotives, railroad cars, artifacts and other equipment for viewing and exploring. Some cars are completely restored to reflect their glory days. Kids love blasting the engine horn as they pass by and climbing around in antique cabooses. The museum is closed during the winter. Call ahead for exact times.
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.
Spanish-American heritage thrives in Houston, especially in the visual and performing arts. This Latin cultural center, located in the downtown area, is one of the best in the country and sponsors many exciting events and children's programs throughout the year. Young people will learn about the challenges and opportunities life offers and how to use education, healthy relationships, faith and family ties as a strong base for success. Next door is the colorful Guadalupe Park, where both youth and seniors can meet in harmony and discuss different viewpoints.
Since 1977, this multicultural education center has tried to help inner-city youth develop self-discipline and confidence through the study of classic and visual arts. Scheduled events include exhibits, art shows and theatrical performances throughout the year. The entire program is designed to give kids a greater appreciation of their heritage and inspire belief in their ability to face the future.
Just four miles east of downtown, you will find one of the nation's top seaports. A tour of the port offers an opportunity to view ocean freighters, ships and barges as they maneuver up and down the 50-mile channel that leads to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The port opened in 1914 with President Woodrow Wilson throwing the switch and firing the cannon. You will learn about this history and much more by taking the free 90-minute boat tour aboard the 90-passenger Sam Houston. Points of interest will include ships, geese and pollution control facilities. You are welcome to ask questions during the tour. The Port Authority holds a wealth of information. Before leaving, be sure and take one last look at the turning basin from the observation deck. It is a sight to behold. The tour is free, but reservations are required. All adults are required to have photo ID, and oversized bags or purses are not allowed. Please check the website for the tour schedule.
Gus Wortham Golf Course challenges players on a 6,270-yard, par 72 course. The relatively wide-open eighteen-hole course leaves ample room for players to bail out of shots. Long hitting players may utilize the driver to reach the short par fives in two shots, leaving many opportunities for eagles or birdies. The course is well kept and is open year round. Straight as well as contoured fairways, with occasional sand traps and water hazards, make this course enjoyable and challenging for any level golfer.
History buffs will enjoy the Houston Fire Museum, which traces the history of Houston's local firefighters from the late 19th century to modern day. The special photographic exhibit, "Taking the Heat for 100 Years," allows you to follow the history of fire fighting from the early years when buckets were passed hand-to-hand all the way through to modern technology. Another highlight is the 1892 steam fire engine that stands side-by-side with the modern 20th-century pumper.
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.
With over five miles of winding nature trails and more than 150 acres of woodlands, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is beautifully landscaped and covered with local native plants. Outdoor lovers certainly will not be disappointed, and indoor lovers will also marvel at Botanical Hall and the gift shop. A special feature for children is the Discovery Room with its 25-foot learning tree and pondering pond. Challenge young ones to spot the turtles and crawfish in the water. Classes are available for both adults and children.