Sam Houston Park
This urban park in downtown Houston was the first to be established in the city, built on land purchased in 1900 by then-mayor Sam Brashear. It's not only a park, but also a living history museum - preserving the culture of Houston's past. Some of the historical buildings include the Old Place, a log cabin which is the oldest remaining structure in Harris County, and the Kellum-Noble House - Houston's oldest brick dwelling. These are only two of the many beautifully restored buildings in the park, all of which can be seen on a guided tour. See the website for more details.