I remember the first time I saw the art cars parading down Allen Parkway. I had never seen anything like it. They were so unique and fascinating, right up to the finest detail. With more art cars than any other city, Houston is often referred to as the 'Art Car Capital', and the art car parade is an annual event that's not to be missed.
However, If you're not able to make the parade and see the cars in all their glory, the Art Car Museum is the next best thing. It's actually one of my favorite spots to visit. Even if you´re not into museums, this one is sure to catch your interest. It´s relatively small so you probably wouldn´t need more than an hour to see everything, and the exhibits are constantly changing, so there´s always something new going on, giving you a reason to go back over and over again.
The museum is located on Heights Blvd near Washington Ave and is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Admission is always free.