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Self Storage Texas Medical Center

A medical complex home to over 60 different institutions and many of the best minds in medicine, the Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex on the planet. Located south of the Museum District here in Houston, it's close to many of the greatest parks, restaurants, and other things Houston has to offer. In addition, it's also near one of the many Proguard locations here in Houston, which happens to be at 2915 Old Spanish Trail. If you've been looking for self storage near the Texas Medical Center, you're in luck. With facilities that are secure, climate-controlled, and have won BBB awards each and every year, you can rent storage units in the Texas Medical Center area to store your possessions, from clothes and electronics to sporting equipment and furniture. But once you've finalized the details for your Proguard storage facilities, head out and about to see what else is around the Texas Medical Center.

300 Acres of Rice University

With an incredible tree-lined campus and plenty to see, Rice University is one spot you'll quickly come to love near the Texas Medical Center. Once there, you've got to witness James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany for yourself. A pyramid-like structure with LED lights, it evokes the arc of the sun once it projects onto the roof. With public performances available at sunrise and sunset, you'll come away with a new perspective on life after watching this spectacular show. And while you're on campus, you might as well contemplate life some more while walking along the school's nearly three-mile loop, where you can take in even more beautiful campus sights.

Rice University’s Lovett Hall In Houston, Texas
Source: Forbes

Where to Eat Near Texas Medical Center

After watching the Twilight Epiphany or strolling around the Rice campus loop, you'll likely want to grab something to eat. If so, stopping by Two Guys Pizzeria will give you a New York-style pizza you're sure to remember. A neighborhood joint that is beloved by countless Houston residents, you can get a classic cheese pizza or opt for one that is topped with everything from pepperoni to Buffalo chicken or Hawaiian. Of course, don't forget to leave some room for a slice of authentic New York cheesecake for dessert.

However, if you happen to have dropped by your Proguard storage units in Texas Medical Center, TX late one night and find your sweet tooth is calling, you can drop in Glazed, the Houston 24-hour doughnut shop. With each doughnut being scratch-made, you can select from such ones as Creme Brulee, Death by Chocolate, or the very popular Macon, which combines bacon and a maple glaze that will have your sweet tooth craving for more.

Two Guys Pizzeria’s Large Slices of Pizza In Houston, Texas
Source: Yure Place

Zoos, Parks, and Much More

If you enjoyed your stroll around the Rice University loop, you're sure to want to see more of the great outdoors Houston has to offer. For starters, you can take some friends or your kids and head to the Houston Zoo, which houses 6,000 animals in very realistic settings. Also, you may want to spend some time in other parts of Hermann Park, where you can stroll through the Japanese Gardens, McGovern Centennial Garden, and even take in a show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

The Japanese Garden Hermann Park In Houston, Texas
Source: Hermann Park Conservancy

Shopping Near Texas Medical Center

With so much going on in and around the Texas Medical Center, you'll probably need to stop in a few stores here and there to do some shopping. If so, some popular destinations include Rice Village, Greenway Plaza, and River Oaks Shopping Center. Whether you're seeking a big-box store or instead want to support a local small business, you'll be able to find groceries, the latest fashions, furniture, and anything else you may need. But should you be on the campus of the Texas Medical Center itself, you can also find some things at the McGovern Medical Campus Store or the UTHSC Medical Campus Store, where you can get clothes and other essentials.

The Rice Village Farmers Market In Houston, Texas
Source: Paper City

Browse Through the Museum

If you or your kids are interested in anything and everything related to science, a day spent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science will be a true delight. Featuring exhibits about astronomy, Native American culture, paleontology, space exploration, and much more, you can enjoy it all for free each Thursday from 2-5 p.m., so mark these days on your calendar. Should you happen to love butterflies, make sure you don't leave without first taking a look at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, which has thousands of live butterflies on display.

Inside The Cockrell Butterfly Center At The Houston Museum Of Natural Science
Source: Houston Peace & Justice Center

Incredible Medical Care

Of course, no city guide focusing on the Texas Medical Center would be complete without mentioning some things about the Center itself. To begin with, it is home to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, considered to be the best cancer hospital in the world. Also, the TMC and its doctors perform more heart surgeries than anywhere else in the world. In addition, it also features the Texas Children's Hospital, recognized as one of the premier children's hospitals.

The Sign And Front Entrance To The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center In Houston, Texas
Source: Houston Chronicle

With an award-winning Proguard self storage facility near the Texas Medical Center and plenty of other great places as well, there's no doubt you've got many options for eating, entertainment, and more. Whether you find yourself enjoying the scenery of Hermann Park, chowing down on a slice of pizza at Two Guys Pizzeria, or seeing how many butterflies you recognize at the Museum of Natural Science, you'll love spending the day near Texas Medical Center.