Forbidden Gardens

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Forbidden Gardens
Description:A taste of ancient China in Texas. This is a fascinating outdoor museum replicating some of China's major historic scenes including first Emperor's amazing 6,000 piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale, parts of the Forbidden City and architectural models, Summer Palace, and weapons. Summer day camp.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:23500 Franz. Road
Address 2:
City:Katy
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77493
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:F-Sun 10:00am -5:00pm. Admission gates will close at 3:30pm & no one will be admitted afterwards.
Admission:$3.00 under age 5, $5.00 sudentes, seniors, teachers with ID, and groups of 25+, $10 ages 19-59
Telephone:(281) 347-8000
Website:http://www.forbidden-gardens.com
R E V I E W S
Susan, Co-op Member
Best for:
1) History: discussing Chinese history, seeing small scale replicas of Forbidden City, clay soldiers
2) Geography: understanding China
3) Language arts: providing inspiration for essays and context for literature

Peak age of enjoyment: 8/9-100+ y.o.

Pros: compact, unusual field trip

Cons: expensive, underwhelming

Cautions: carefully inquire about open hours, holiday closings and pricing, must book tours in advance
Charlotte A., Co-op Member
This was a neat place to go but unfortunately they have closed their doors for good.
Jane, Co-op Member
Sadly it's permanently closed since the expansion of a highway in 2011 due to eminent domain.
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