Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States is the largest city in the state of Texas. This city may very well be considered the heart of Texas and has many features to attract visitors, including a large arts community. Tours of historic landmarks are common and engaging. Houston hosts an interstate Amtrak station but for train based tours you may have to go elsewhere.
The Houston Area Live Steamers
The Houston Area Live Steamers is dedicated to steam train modeling. The organization has a 4,700 foot long track with enough space for up to 25 locomotives. Every third Saturday of the month, the Houston Area Live Steamers host free rides for children as well as adults on their tracks and a layout tour. They also have a newly designed car for standard wheelchairs. You can enjoy this rail tour at Zube park in Harris County.
Zube Park 7979 Willow Chase Houston, TX 77070 hals.org
Discover Houston Tours TunnelWalk & Rail Tours
For $20 for adults and only $5 for children, you can enjoy a three-hour walking and rail tour through downtown Houston. Points of interest include the Museum of Fine Arts, Main Street Square and the Downtown Houston Tunnel System. It includes a round-trip tickets for Metrorail.
Discover Houston Tours 945 McKinney Houston TX, 77002 713-222-9255 discoverhoustontours.com
NASA Tram Tour
In this behind-the-scenes tour through NASA's Johnson Space Center, you will visit the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, the Historic Mission Control Center or the current Mission Control Center. You may get to see astronauts in training. This tour in on a tram that travels through the facilities. Prices start at $19.95 for adults and $15.95 for children although there is a discount if you order your tickets online.
1601 NASA Pkwy. Houston TX, 77058 281-244-2100 spacecenter.org/nasatour.html