What to See at the Johnson Space Center

There are a lot of cool sights to see and do in Houston — like NASA’s Johnson Space Center. If you’re planning a visit, you can expect to see a lot of fun, exciting things.

Johnson Space Center

Rocket Park

Ever wondered what the rockets that launch missions to the moon look like? When the Apollo missions were launched to the moon, they were launched with a Saturn V rocket. You’ll see one of these at Rocket Park, where a long shed houses the most complete of the three Saturn Vs that are left. Rocket Park also hosts two rockets outside an Apollo capsule on a Little Joe II and a Mercury Redstone pointing to the sky.

Neutral Buoyancy Lab

At Johnson Space Center, you can also see where some astronauts go to train for their missions. The Neutral Buoyancy Lab is a pool with life-size models of International Space Station (ISS) modules underneath. Astronauts wear suits that make their weight the same as the water to mimic the feel of zero gravity, enabling them to practice their missions in the pool.

Astronauts

Not surprisingly, the Johnson Space Center hosts weekly events where visitors can meet astronauts. One regular event is Lunch with an Astronaut, a comfortable and casual experience where attendees can hear astronauts tell stories of their experiences.

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Holiday Events in Houston

If you love the holiday season, you should pile your family into your Buick or GMC and head down to these holiday events in Houston.

Christmas Light Tunnel

A Christmas Carol at Alley Theatre (Through Dec. 30)

In the mood for a live Christmas tale? Alley Theatre in Houston will be home to A Christmas CarolA Ghost Story of Christmas, a staging of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. It’s the ideal holiday activity for the whole family.

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo (Through Jan. 13)

While the zoo is usually a place to spot wild animals, it becomes so much more in the winter. Gorgeous light displays throughout the zoo turn the park into a must-see winter wonderland.

Ice Skating at Discovery Green (Through Jan. 27)

Whether you’re good at ice skating or have trouble even staying upright, you have plenty of time to practice! An ice-skating rink in downtown Houston will be open through January and is the perfect family-friendly outing.

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend (Through Jan. 5)

The Christmas Village is perfect for kids, but adults can just as easily find themselves wide-eyed and gape-jawed. There’s sledding on a faux-snow slide, live music, scavenger hunts, and more. There are even fake snowball fights using cotton balls.

Alvin Christmas Train (Through Dec. 23)

Take a trip to Alvin to hop on this holiday-themed trained. While it’s not quite the Polar Express, it will take you to see various Christmas sights and over 300,000 lights, all from the seat of an old-fashioned train car.

From our family at West Point Buick GMC to you and yours: Happy holidays!

J.D. Power Awards Buick Total Ownership Experience Award

Total Ownership Experience Award

Customer satisfaction is a top priority here at West Point Buick GMC, and we think it’s safe to say that Buick feels the same way. That’s why it comes as no surprise that J.D. Power has recently named Buick the first-ever mass-market automaker brand to receive its new Total Ownership Experience award.

Automotive brands can earn this award by offering top-notch customer service throughout the entire vehicle buying and ownership process. Each brand is reviewed in five categories before the winners are decided. These categories include: sales, appearance, service, long-term reliability, and initial quality.

Doug Betts, senior vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, stated, “We continue to examine every aspect of customers’ opinions on vehicle sales, quality, and dependability, as well as dealership customer service. Addressing these areas effectively creates repeat buyers and brand advocates, so it’s important for manufacturers and dealers to listen, learn, and continue to evolve with the times.”

To earn the Total Ownership Experience award, Buick had to do well in five other studies from J.D. Power: Execution and Layout (APEAL), Automotive Performance, Initial Quality Study (IQS), Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI), Customer Service Index (CSI), and Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Specifically, the premium brand came out on top in the J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Index and Customer Service Index last year.

Come test drive your favorite Buick model at West Point Buick GMC, for even more reasons to fall in love with the brand’s reliable and rewarding vehicles.

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali Is Pickup Truck of the Year

2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali

The pickup truck market is hotly contested, with mid-size, full-size, and heavy-duty trucks all vying for attention. That’s why distinctions like Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year are so important as potential pickup buyers determine which truck is right for them.

And for the year 2017, the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali claimed that title.

What was it that led to the Sierra 2500HD Denali’s victory? Apparently, a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, according to contributor Jered Korfhage. “With a long list of numbers-based wins and an equally impressive amount of subjective praise, there’s just no beating this GMC for our 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year title.”

As the top trim level (Denali), this specific model offers everything you could want from a massive heavy-duty pickup. On the one hand, you get pure power: maximum conventional trailering capacity of 13,000 pounds, maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck rating of 15,400 pounds, and a maximum payload of 3,233 pounds.

On the other hand, it is packed with a number of sophisticated features, like smartphone compatibility, heated and ventilated perforated leather-appointed seating, premium trailering mirrors, and the CornerStep rear bumper.

You can test drive the new Sierra 2500HD currently at West Point Buick GMC.

About West Point Buick GMC

At West Point Buick GMC in Houston we strive to make sure that all of our customers are completely satisfied by exceeding your expectations! Contact us today and one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Call us at (281) 579-4300 or visit our website to get more information about one of our new or pre-owned vehicles, service, and more. We are located nearby Katy.