Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (photographer: Hickey-Robertson)
The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Menil, is an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. This modern meditative environment was inspired by the paintings of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. Free admission. Located at 1409 Sul Ross St. Online: http://www.rothkochapel.org. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau says that a 2008 Yahoo! Travel article listed the Rothko Chapel as one of the top 10 U.S. places to see before you die.