Mall Review: Memorial City Mall

3-4-5Memorial City Mall

Management: MetroNational

Location:   Houston, TX

Theme: City Streets

Type: Indoor (One Story)

Family Fun:

  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Frolic’s Castle (Giant Play Area)
  • Carousel
  • Model Train Museum
Westin Hotel & Memorial Hermann Hospital


  • Target
  • JCPenney
  • Sears
  • Macy’s
  • Dillard’s

Favorite Shops:

  • Mac
  • American Girl Store
  • Disney
  • Lolli & Pops
Target Court

If you are only visiting Houston or live there, Memorial City Mall is a one stop experience for the entire family!  Conveniently located at the intersection of Beltway 8 and I-10 it is quick and easily accessible from virtually anywhere.   There is also a skybridge connecting the mall to the Westin Hotel across Gessner which stands adjacent to the Memorial City Branch of Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Food Court

The scenery all around captures the magic of a picturesque city street, complete with a historic clocktower at the central crossroads.  The Food Court though does not seem to hold the same zeal as the rest of the mall. Just a basic architectural box with large pictures of historic Texas lining the ceiling.   Though despite it’s unappealing appearance the walls and hall are lined with a large variety of food court specialties.  At the very edge of the food court is a large two story Carousel and the entrance to the Cinemark Theaters.

As far as the family goes there is so much for the family to do that it may take days to experience it all:

Cuddle by the large fireplace and check up on your social media while the rest of the family takes in the ice skating rink.   Enjoy a lunch with your family favorite doll American Girl cafe and then follow with dessert at Lolli & Pops.   Frolics castle is a high security completely free to the public play area for children ages infant to any child under 32 inches.  This play ground is 100% ADA accessible, and includes a three story soft plush castle with drawbridge.  If you are at the mall on a Tuesday evening or Saturday stop by the model train museum, a delight for all ages.   And as aforementioned, don’t forget to hop a ride on the two story carousel just before catching an afternoon matinee, and date night at the Cinemark Theater.

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This mall is a one stop date spot with fine dining, entertainment and so many exciting activities.

Visit one of the oldest remaining Houston landmarks and enjoy days full of fun and shopping for all ages! If you have already visited this mall this shopgirl is eager to hear your thoughts and opinions! Feel free to leave comments of your favorite things to do or see, and feel free to easily offer your own ranking here:

*Shopgirl’s overall rating is determined from an average of mall security, cleanliness, activities, family friendly, and accessibility.

12 thoughts on “Mall Review: Memorial City Mall

    1. I’m hoping to visit a few Atlanta malls before the second quarter! We went this summer and the three malls we happened to visit were super awesome, but of course we were in the more touristy areas. Thank you for stopping by, from childhood to adulthood MCM has always held a special space in my heart!


  1. I’ve never been to Houston (although have been to Texas) but will check out this mall if I ever get there. It’s great to see what you’re doing with your blog – we have some similarities in what we’re trying to do with one of my sites,, so I appreciate seeing some of the creative ways you’re handling this with your website. Great to see you on the Inspired Blogging Facebook Group.

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    1. This is one of my favorite malls in all of Houston, though it had been years since I’ve been there and they have changed so much! It was wonderful to go back though, next time I’m definitely taking the kiddos! 😀 Though Frolics Castle has nothing on the giant Fame City family fun area from the nineties!

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