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City Identifies Routes / Parking Options for HLS&R, Museum District and Hermann Park Attractions
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Mayor Annise Parker has partnered with the Texas Medical Center, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and METRO to create easy access to Houston’s hottest spring break destinations – the rodeo, museums and zoo.

“With the numerous attractions Houston has to offer during spring break including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum District, and the Houston Zoo, we want all visitors to enjoy these attractions while having a pleasant experience with their route and parking,” Mayor Annise Parker said.

For Spring Break, Saturday, March 10, thru Sunday, March 18, visitors are urged to use suggested routes and parking plans, which will help provide a continuous flow of vehicles coming and going throughout the week.

The week of spring break typically attracts an average of 350,000 people daily (number attributed to average daily attendance of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District and TMC).

With a large number of people expected to converge on this area of the city throughout the week, the City of Houston recommends visitors use suggested driving directions, park in recommended parking locations and ride METRORail, which stops frequently throughout the Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and continues to Reliant Park for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Suggested Driving Directions

  • Traveling from TX-288 S to:
    • Museum District
      • Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
    • Hermann Park / Zoo
      • Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • TMC
      • Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
  • Traveling from TX-288 N to:
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
    • TMC
      • Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
    • Hermann Park / Zoo
      • Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • Museum District
      • Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west
  • Traveling from I-610 E to:
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit 1C Kirby Drive or Exit 1B Fannin St and proceed north
      • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Old Spanish Trail west
    • TMC
      • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Yellowstone Blvd and take Holcombe west
    • Hermann Park / Zoo
      • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • Museum District
      • Merge onto TX-288 N and Exit Binz St / Calumet St and take Binz west
  • Traveling from I-610 W to:
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north
  • Traveling from US-59 N to:
    • Museum District
      • Exit Main St and proceed south
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
    • Hermann Park / Zoo
      • Exit Richmond Ave / Downtown for parking in Midtown / Downtown
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • TMC
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
      • Merge on TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north
  • Traveling from US-59 S to:
    • Hermann Park / Zoo
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit N MacGregor Way / S MacGregor Way and take MacGregor / Braeswood west for parking in the TMC or take MacGregor west and Almeda north for parking in Midtown / Downtown
    • Museum District
      • Exit Fannin St and proceed south
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Southmore St / Calumet St / Binz St and take Southmore or Binz west
    • TMC
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Holcombe west
    • HLS&R (Rodeo)
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and Exit Holcombe Blvd / Old Spanish Trail and take Old Spanish Trail west
      • Merge onto TX-288 S and onto I-610 W and Exit 1B Fannin St or Exit 1C Kirby Drive and proceed north

Parking Options

  • Museum District
    • Park at member associations in their parking garages 
    • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown – paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily.  From there, take METRORail to your destination
  • Hermann Park / Zoo
    • Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown – paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily.  From there, take METRORail to your destination
    • Paid public parking in designated TMC parking lots – paid parking prices range from $6 to $12 daily.  From there, take METRORail or the complimentary METRO shuttle to your destination
  • TMC
    • Paid public parking in the TMC
  • HLS&R (Rodeo)
    • Ride the Rodeo Express or METRO Park & Ride – for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com
    • Paid public parking in one of the paid lots identified on the map – for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com

For recommended and updated driving directions and parking information visit www.houstontx.gov.

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