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Spent all your money on football tickets? Houston, we have a problem—or maybe we don’t. If you’re traveling to Texas for Super Bowl LI (or anytime for that matter), check out these Houston attractions with free admission.

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If you have a limited idea of what counts as art, then the Art Car Museum will bring you out of your shell. Credit Bryce Womeldurf/Flickr.

The Art Car Museum will bring you out of your shell. | Credit: Bryce Womeldurf/Flickr.

Art Car Museum: At this contemporary art museum, cars are the canvas. You’ll find automobiles, bikes and motorcycles that have been painted, bejeweled and even wrapped in Christmas lights. No wonder they call it the Garage Mahal.

A visit to Discovery Green won't cost you any green. Credit sandrafdzh/Flickr.

A visit to Discovery Green won’t cost you any green. | Photo: sandrafdzh/Flickr.

Discovery Green: There’s always something fun—and often free—going on at this popular outdoor gathering place, including concerts, yoga and Screen on the Green movie nights. If you have kids in tow, let them burn energy on the playground and splash pad.

Selfie, anyone? Ed Schipul/Flickr.

Go ahead and figure out the panoramic setting on your phone’s camera. We’ll wait. | Photo: Ed Schipul/Flickr.

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park: It’s not quite Niagara Falls, but this 64-foot-tall fountain is still pretty impressive. The park is located in Uptown Houston, a district full of shops, restaurants and businesses, so swing by for a selfie while you’re out and about.

St. John Church was built in 1891. Credit Luz/Flickr.

St. John Church was built in 1891. | Photo: Luz/Flickr.

Heritage Society: Learn the story behind the city when you explore this cluster of authentically restored buildings. Through furniture, storytelling and family-friendly activities, you’ll get a feel for life in Houston from the city’s early days through the oil boom of the early 1900s.

After a heart-stopping football game, nature is the perfect place to catch your breath. Credit Roy Luck/Flickr.

After a heart-stopping football game, nature is the perfect place to catch your breath. | Photo: Roy Luck/Flickr.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: This haven is less than a 10-mile drive from NGR Stadium, but it feels a world away. Trade the roar of the big city for a stroll along the nature trails, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

The face you make when you find out zoo admission is free. Credit Becker1999/Flickr.

The face you make when you find out zoo admission is free on Tuesday afternoons. Photo: Becker1999/Flickr.

Houston Zoo: If you’re in town early, or staying late, take advantage of free Tuesday afternoon admission. That’s a savings of $18 for adults and $14 for kids.

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Explore Houston like a local when you link up with a Greeter. Credit Katie Haugland Bowen/Flickr.

Explore Houston like a local when you link up with a Greeter. | Photo: Katie Haugland Bowen/Flickr.

Houston Greeters: Skip the standard city tour and opt for this organization that matches visitors with locals according to their schedule and interest. Take a bike tour, check out the craft brewery scene, hit up a blues club and more. It’s like online dating, but without the anxiety.

Glenwood Cemetery is drop-dead gorgeous. Credit urban.houstonian/Flickr.

Glenwood Cemetery is drop-dead gorgeous. | Photo: urban.houstonian/Flickr.

Glenwood Cemetery: Just a mile west of downtown, this 19th-century garden is the perfect place to find peace as you meander through the lush green spaces and stunning statues. Among the buried are the last president of the Republic of Texas, four governors, more than 20 Houston mayors and billionaire aviator Howard Hughes.

Credit Roy Luck/Flickr.

For a different view of the city, get on a boat. | Photo: Roy Luck/Flickr.

Sam Houston Boat Tour: Get a different view of the city when you embark on a tour of the Port Authority’s cargo area. The 90-minute, round trip excursions are offered Wednesday through Sunday; they’re free, but reservations are required.

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