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The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

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Address: 2402 Munger St, East End, Houston, TX 77023-5140
Phone Number: +1 713-926-6368
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A celebration of everyone's favorite citric fruit: art and memorabilia of...

A celebration of everyone's favorite citric fruit: art and memorabilia of and about the orange.

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Attended a wedding here - great photo ops!

This place is very eclectic and colorful. It costs a few dollars to get in (it goes to the restoration of it) but it is a fantastic place to take pictures - many neat colorful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
travelintexas79
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Houston, Tx
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I found this not an uplifting experience: the scope, vision resulted in a melancholic experience. The creator had steam and oranges on his mind, expected the world to appreciate the vision he had created. The world did not come. Well worth the experience. The young man at the booth has good knowledge.

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Houston, Tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is very eclectic and colorful. It costs a few dollars to get in (it goes to the restoration of it) but it is a fantastic place to take pictures - many neat colorful backdrops including hearts and mosaics, and different light levels. There is a park outside of it as well that is very artistic and family friendly... More 

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Thank travelintexas79
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Disappointing. The place has not been kept up. It takes just a few minutes to see it and they charge $5. It's quirky in a folk art form. There is the new Smither Park just down the street, a better use of your time.

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Thank Greg S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

As a local, I have had the honor of visiting this unique folk art monument. Everyone has a dream and this was one man's tribute to his. It is a fun place, yet small place to explore, and a great place to take pictures.

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Thank Robyn R
houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Houston has some wonderful folk art, much of it overseen by the Orange Show Foundation.We last visited years ago and enjoyed it very much, but it was closed when I was there last month. However they have built a very fun wall close by so it was very worth our trip. We also checked out the Beer Can House.

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Thank sidcaver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

we discovered this weird magical place by accident. It's placed right next to all these small houses. you can't even really describe what this is - a park, a museum, a playground, an art show - you just have to discover the history of this place for yourself! We certainly loved it, the vibe around this place is so positive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

In 1956, a postal worker began building a monument to the orange. He believed that the orange was the perfect food, and over the next 23 years he built a shrine to the humble fruit. The Orange Show Monument is indescribable. It's kitschy, but it's genuine. You truly have to see it to believe it. The Orange Show Center for... More 

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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Orange Show has purchased a large park next to it, Smither Park, and is putting in incredible mosaics!!! Local artists are all taking a shot at it, and the results are nothing less than amazing. Go see it before its complete!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Really fab, very different, unexpected so informative , a wow private personal life so interesting, lots of laughs cheap any weather a little difficult to find even a local mail man could not help and he had GPS. on his cell ????

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The Orange Show is a Folk Art Environment of architecture in Houston's East End district. A Postal worker started a dream in the late 70's in which he built using bricks, tiles, fencing and any other materials in which he collected while on his route. The dream was to build a monument in honor of his favorite fruit that illustrated... More 

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