East Bay and South Main
Open air public museum of very large metal sculptures at Texas Pipe & Supply. Most of the work is by Ron Lee or Mark Rankin. When Texas Pipe owner Jerry Rubinstein began collecting, early works were kitschy, but recent additions are modern sculpture.
2330 Holmes Road
South Main, Houston 77051
Owned by the Houston Audubon Society and open year round, the rookery is a favorite nesting spot for thousands of waterbirds including spoonbills, cormorants, herons and egrets. On an island in a small pond, safe for the birds and nearby watchers.
Smith Oaks Sanctuary, Old Mexico Road
East Bay, Houston 77623