As you make your way down Airline Drive in Houston, passing by signs in Spanish for restaurants, shops and auto repair facilities, the last thing you would expect to see is two acres of some of the best Asian themed photo ops around.
Lucky Land in Houston is this Asian themed attraction that is a visual overload. Nida Lee is a flea market owner who bought, among other things, a former attraction known as Forbidden Gardens and moved the collection to her flea market. The results are a photographers dream – resulting is a long posting!
The park is set up in various villages, including Panda Village. These life size statues are scattered amongst the landscaping in various poses.
The landscaping and artwork throughout is well done, and very colorful.
There are statues scattered everywhere in the park.
One of the highlights is the large scale near perfect replica of the Terra Cotta Army of China. This alone is worth the trip!
Along the perimeter they have some larger size statues of the soldiers.
Their collection of miniature villages complete with people is extensive as well.
The visual buffet continues….
The Happy Buddha – note the smaller one’s belly has been rubbed for good luck so much the finish is worn off.
Just when you think you are done, you find this section with transformer like sculptures.
Lucky Land has to be one of the best places we have seen for a ‘Roadside America’ type attraction. It is well done, well kept and thoroughly entertaining.