Sugar Land offers its residents a large variety of area attractions both in Sugar Land and in the neighboring Houston area. The following list has been compiled to give potential home buyers a taste of the good life should they choose to relocate to Sugar Land.
In this section we provide you with options that will give you a good idea of what Houston is all about. Enjoy Houston’s outstanding performing and visual arts venues. Try one of the countless restaurants, offering cuisine in everything from Tex Mex and South American to Middle Eastern and Vietnamese. For sports fans we have local teams representing all major sports. Do some shopping; Houston offers something to fit every budget – from the exclusive shops in Houston’s Uptown area to the outlet malls just outside the City. And this is just the beginning…
Sugar Land Town Square
An inviting mix of Main Street activity that attracts people early in the morning until late at night. Where working, shopping, living, and playing combine to make each more rewarding. A city center that blends the lives of businesses, families, neighbors and guests in a way that makes life simply better
Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex
The facility was named after the common WWII name for an airport and as a nostalgic tribute to the aerodynamic bombers of WWII. The Houston Aeros professional hockey team shares the 17,000 square feet of ice with figure skating classes, exhibitions and public skating.
Brazos Bend State Park
Oak trees and lakes are plentiful in these 4,897 acres of Brazos River bottomlands. Among the wildlife are whitetail deer, coyotes, waterfowl and alligators. Facilities include screened shelters, a recreation hall, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, fishing, nature trails and campgrounds.
The Expedition Center, located at Brazos Bend State Park, is a learning experience that transforms students into scientists, engineers and researchers on a simulated space mission. Summer programs, special events and classes are available to scouts, school children and others at the facility.
The Fort Bend Theater provides family entertainment year long, and is organized exclusively as a non-profit group. The troupe also offers children’s theater presentations to schools and pre-schools.
Fort Bend County Fair and Livestock Show
Each fall a parade featuring dozens of school bands, floats and drill teams leads Fort Bend in this ten-day extravaganza of food, rides, auctions, youth and adult exhibits, bands and folk and country dancing. It is the largest county fair in Texas and draws nearly 200,000 visitors.
Fort Bend Museum
This award-winning museum chronicles the settlement of the Fort Bend County area by the “Old 300” who received Mexican land grants through Stephen F. Austin. Exhibits interpret more than 100 years of history of the area and of Texas as a whole. The early settlement history is reflected in Fort Bend community names such as “First Colony” and “New Territory.” Along with the museum and its exhibits, visitors to the Fort Bend Museum can tour the 1840s Long-Smith Cottage, home of Texas heroine Jane Long, and the 1883 John M. and Dottie L. Moore Home, a restored Reconstruction-era mansion that serves as a signature property for the museum. The museum is actively involved with area partners in developing and promoting the Richmond Historic District to further preserve and share the heritage of downtown. The 1882 McFarlane House serves as the administrative offices for museum staff and is rumored to be haunted. Closed Mondays.
George Memorial Genealogical Collections
A great place to discover the roots of Fort Bend, open daily, admission is free.
Located in Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has a 36-inch wide telescope, the largest in the nation available for public use. School groups and other tours are welcome.
George Ranch Historical Park
The George Ranch Historical Park shares with visitors the compelling drama of four generations of Texas ranchers. In a relaxed, rural setting, guests have the unique opportunity to interact with people portraying the families that lived on this land through the years – from pioneer settlers to genuine cowboys and many more. Visitors to the Ranch step back in time and engage the past, witnessing the hardships and triumphs of typical Texans. Interpretations include an 1830s stock farm, an 1890s era with sharecropper farm, blacksmith and cowboy chuckwagon along with the splendor of the Victorian Davis House, and a 1930s ranching and cattle working program. The George Ranch Historical Park provides fun and insightful programs that create shared memories visitors will relive again and again. Annual events include Texian Market Days each October and Campfire Christmas among others. This living history park is open daily.
Great Southwest Equestrian Center
The elegant southern-style mansion sits in front of a world-class show complex featuring a 150 ft. by 300 ft. covered arena that seats 4,200 people. Witness a variety of horse shows and events, or learn to ride a horse.
Morton Cemetery whispers of history to observers, with graves of many Fort Bend early pioneers. The cemetery was founded in 1825 by William Morton and is the final resting place to William Kenchen Davis, a member of the Mier Expedition; Robert Gillespie, whose grave is marked with the oldest Masonic monument in Texas; Robert J. Calder, a valiant defender at the Battle of San Jacinto; Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Texas Republic; Jane Long; and Thomas Jefferson Smith, who fought in the battle of Texas’ independence and later served as sheriff of the county.
The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroads purchased two hundred acres in 1883 and laid out the town site, naming it Rosenberg. The Railroad Museum combines the history of rail in Fort Bend County, the people of the railroad, and fun all under one roof. The museum is dedicated to teaching the history and growth of railways in Rosenberg and Fort Bend County through a systematic collection and display of artifacts, memorabilia, rolling stock, equipment and exhibits.
Richmond Historic District
John M. Moore home and 1908 County Courthouse, also visit the Morton Cemetery, burial site of Jane Long, Mother of Texas and Mirabeau Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas, located in downtown Richmond.
Rosenberg Antique District
Over 20 shops featured.
Seabourne Creek Nature Park
The latest addition to the park system in the City of Rosenberg is Seabourne Creek Nature Park is located on Hwy. 36 South one-quarter mile south of US 59. The 164-acre park has a four and one-half acre stocked lake with two fishing platforms and a six-acre wetland basin that boasts a seven hundred foot boardwalk for easy access and viewing of floral and fauna features. Additional amenities include birding, hiking, biking, nature and jogging trails, restroom facilities and parking accommodations.
Fort Bend County offers the avid golfer more than 250 holes in award-winning public golf courses:
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
9595 South Fry Road
Katy, Texas 77494
Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
Greatwood Golf Course
6767 Greatwood Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Sienna Plantation Golf Club
One Waters Lake Blvd
Missouri City, TX 77459
Columbia Lakes Country Club & Resort Hotel
188 Freeman Blvd.
West Columbia, TX 77486
Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club
3000 Plantation Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
Black Hawk Country Club
12610 FM 1464
Richmond, Texas 77469
Sweetwater Country Club
4440 Palm Royale Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Sugar Creek Country Club
420 Sugar Creek Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Shadow Hawk Golf Club
4100 Shadow Hawk Dr.
Richmond, Texas 77407
Quail Valley Country Club
2880 La Quinta Dr.
Missouri City, TX 77459