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Audio Walking Tours (Free & Self-Guided)

1500 McKinney MAP

Houston, TX 77010

District: Convention

Put on your headphones, hit play and let local insiders, captivating voices and an original soundtrack envelop you in stories of Houston's past and present. Tours are free and available to download to your iPod or MP3 player  or as a podcast on iTunes.

Three tours are available:   

Ultimate Downtown Walking Tour
Take to the streets with Dan Workman, owner of Houston’s famed Sugar Hill Studios, while he gives you an upbeat, fun and clever insider’s look into downtown Houston. Visit historic gateways, offbeat sites and local watering holes. Hear behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes from local personalities. Soak up the diverse and sometimes quirky environment that makes up downtown. We promise you that your experience will be delightfully unexpected and leave you saying … who knew! Click here to begin the tour from your smart phone.

Click to hear a sample of this tour and download for FREE

Museum District Walk & Roll
Shara Fryer, retired Ch. 13/ABC news anchor, takes you on a lovely stroll through one of Houston’s most beautiful neighborhoods and cultural mecca, the Museum District. You can either begin the tour in downtown and hop the METRORail to the Museum District or you can start directly in the Museum District. Meet a museum curator, an art school director, a dino-expert and a holocaust survivor. This wonderful overview will give you the lay of the land so you can explore on your own. Find an exhibit, a film or museum that inspires you; you’ll always discover something new. Click here to begin the tour from your smart phone.

Click to hear a sample of this tour and download for FREE

A Walk in the Park: Discovery Green Walking Tour
A trip to Houston is not complete without visiting downtown Houston’s newest destination, Discovery Green. Let Guy Hagstette, Discovery Green's founding president and one of the driving forces behind the park, give you a personal tour. You’ll learn about the public art, design collaboration and family-friendly activities and events found at this ever-changing park, as well as the public/private partnerships that were created to make the park a reality. Click here to begin the tour from your smart phone.

Click to hear a sample of this tour and download for FREE

The tours are broght to you by: Downtown District and Houston First Corporation.


Best time of day for the tours is during the daytime hours.

++ Be sure to also download the accompanying map for reference.

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