New York has the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seattle has the Space Needle, Los Angeles has the Hollywood letters sprawling across the hillside.
These cities and Houston are among 11 North American destinations with access to CityPASS, a discount booklet that saves customers up to 50 percent off of the regular box office prices at each city's most popular tourist attractions.
What about St. John's School, where Wes Anderson filmed Rushmore? Or the ruins of Gilley's Club?
The option presents an indisputably good deal for a family traveling on a budget: NASA's Johnson Space Center, Downtown Aquarium and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, plus the Houston Zoo or the Health Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston or the Children's Museum of Houston, all for just $39 (for adults) or $29 (for children up to age 11).
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, CityPASS is marketing itself as a ticket to the "icons of American cinema."
We do love our Houston tourist destinations, but does the Space Center's connection to Apollo 13 and Armageddon really render it a cinematic icon? As much as the Empire State Building and the Hollywood hills?
What about St. John's School, where Wes Anderson filmed Rushmore? Or the ruins of Gilley's Club in Pasadena, prominently featured in Urban Cowboy? Or a trip to Tranquility Park and the rooftop of Two Shell Plaza to re-live Reality Bites?
Tell us: Which other Houston sites merit more attention for their cinematic cameos than the Space Center?