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2800 Post Oak Boulevard
Water Wall Description
It's manmade and in the middle of the city, but this towering cascade of water (it literally is a wall of water) is surprisingly like an oasis -- the thundering sound of water and the temple-like structure have a calming, almost hypnotic effect that feels like you've traveled to a far-off place. Have kids climb up on one of the posts and appreciate the sound, stand near the spray on a hot day and cool off, or do neither and instead grab a Frisbee and appreciate the whole thing from the sprawling lawn out front.
Babies: This one can't be beat as a sensory experience, although the thundering sound may be a bit much for some. Timid wee ones may be happy experiencing it from the lawn.
Toddlers & Pre-K: You don't have to stand too close to feel the refreshing spray. For some kids, that's the best part.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Environmentally-concerned kids will be interested to know the wall runs through 11,000 gallons of water per minute, and all of it's recycled.
- Full force. The best time to appreciate the wall is on weekends, when it's fully operational. Weekdays, the wall only operates on one side.
- Shop until you drop. The wall is but a few steps away from another architectural wonder, the Galleria shopping mall. The mall is enormous, with two hotels, hundreds of stores and restaurants, and an ice skating rink.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-8 p.m.
Recommended Time: 1 - 2 hours