Explore and Play With These 8 Things To Do In Friendswood, Texas - Updated 2021

things to do in friendswood texas

Friendswood was first settled by the Quakers, in 1895, to establish a farming community known as Quakers of Friends, along the gulf coast. This was a part of the Westwood movement in the late 1800s. By the 1920s, figs were a popular crop here and led to an influx of farms to the town. The 1930s brought settlers displaced by the depression and oil fields on the outskirts of town, created jobs.

This town has a strong tradition of volunteerism and a wide variety of residents. Come and explore Friendswood, Texas, and use this list of the top things to do, to guarantee an exciting trip!

Exploration and relaxation

1. Frank J Brown Museum

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This museum is a replica of the original home of the town’s founder, Frank J. Brown, built in 1895. The house has some of the original materials and the first floor shows the Quaker style of architecture, as does the barn, which was built with 100-year-old wood. The museum is located on the second floor and shows 50 years of Friendswood history, with artifacts and photos.

Brown Museum

Address: 108 Skyview, Friendswood, TX

Open Hours Saturdays 10 am to noon and by appt.

Website: Brown Museum

2. Veterans Memorial

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Friendswood City Hall is home to the Veterans Memorial, open to the public since 2010. In a gesture of gratitude to and respect for these courageous veterans, many who have not only served but made the ultimate sacrifice, the city of Friendswood has created a fitting tribute.

Veterans Memorial

Address: 910 S Friendswood Dr, Friendwoods TX

Website: Veterans Memorial

3. Perry House

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Friendswood Historical Society on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This is the oldest house in Friendswood and was built by Nathan and Mary Perry, in 1902, using wood from the Galveston Hurricane. The house had fallen into disuse and was given by the family to the Historical Society. It is now restored and has many of the original furnishings.

Perry House

Address: 109 W Spreading Oaks, Friendswood TX

Open Hours Saturdays 10 am to noon and by appt.

Website: Perry House

4. Bergamos Spa Retreat

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Bergamos Spa Retreat opened in 2001 and features staff with a wealth of knowledge of mental wellness and body care. Bergamos is influenced by the world and is Italian-inspired, with a Texan flare. Services offered include aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, couple, therapeutic and Himalayan salt massages and Brazilian waxing.

They also have hydra, oxygen and energy facials. The spa also has several amenities for guests, including a dry sauna, whirlpool tubs, zero gravity facial beds, ChillPad Technology on each treatment bed, flax seed eye pillows, comfy blankets and much more. Each service comes in a package of three to six visits.

Bergamos Spa Retreat

Address: 313 E. Edgewood, Friendswood, TX

Open Hours Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Monday 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Friday 9 am to 9 pm

Rates Manicures 120 - 230 USD, Pedicures 230 - 330 USD, Combo Mani Pedi 280 - 560 USD, Couples Massage 460 - 920 USD, Therapeutic Massage 325 - 600 USD, Himalayan massage 300 - 585 USD, Brazilian wax 190 - 380 USD, Facials 650 -1300 USD.

Website: Bergamos Spa Retreat

5. Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah boardwalk
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The Kemah Boardwalk has waterfront restaurants, amusement rides of all types, retail stores, festivals and live entertainment. There is also an inn located here.

Kemah Boardwalk

Address: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX

Open Hours: Amusement Park Hours Sunday to Thursday 10:30 am to 10 pm, Friday 10:30 am to midnight. Saturday 10:30 am to 11 pm

Rates: All Day Ride Pass 18.99 USD and 24.99 USD, Individual Rides 4.50 to 7 USD, Bigger Rides 10 - 15 USD, and 20 USD.

Website: Kemah Boardwalk

Outdoor recreation

6. Timbercreek Golf Course

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Timber Creek Golf Club provides an experience for golf enthusiasts of all ability levels. Creekside, the 9 hole course, is the easy course. The Pines is more demanding. Timber Trails is for the advanced player, with a long course, and an ally-like fairway. The golf club also offers a golf academy for junior golfers, taught by a professional.

Timbercreek Golf

Address: 4554 FM 2351, Friendswood, TX

Open Times6 am to Sundown Daily, Twilight 2 - 5 pm

Rates: 18 holes with cart Monday - Thursday - 46 USD, Friday 54 USD and holidays 62 USD. Twilight Monday - Thursday - 37 USD, Friday 43 USD, Holidays 47 USD. 9 holes with cart Monday - Thursday 30 USD, Friday 38 USD and Holidays 40 USD, Super Twilight with cart Mon - Thurs 25 USD, Friday 31 USD, Holidays 33 USD. Senior with Cart Monday - Friday 35 USD, Holidays 62 USD, Junior under 17 with cart Mon - Thurs 16 USD, Friday 19 USD, Holidays 21 USD.

Website: Timbercreek Golf

7. Bayou Wildlife Zoo

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Bayou Wildlife Zoo allows visitors to see and feed animals from all over the world, in 80 acres (32.4 hectares) of natural habitat. Animals from 19 different countries are represented here, from across Africa, Asia, Australia, and North and South America. Visitors can see the petting zoo, gift shop, pony rides and area for picnics. Take a tram ride to see all the animals that are available to see. There are more than 500 animals here and 60 species of birds, including banteng cattle, white rhinoceroses, barasingha deer, ring-tailed lemurs, Bactrian camels, addaxes (screw horn antelope) and scimitar-horned oryx.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Address: 5050 FM 517 Road, Alvin, TX

Open Hours March to August: Daily 10 am to 4 pm; August to February: Closed Mondays, Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

Rates Children: 2 - 11: 10 USD, Adults: 20 USD

Website: Bayou Wildlife Zoo

8. Stevenson Park

Stevenson Park, Friendswood
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Stevenson Park, located near the town’s firehouse, has lots to enjoy, including a splash pad, jogging trail, tennis court, sand volleyball court, basketball court, various playgrounds and a pool. There are also picnic tables, pavilions, and a gazebo here.

Stevenson Park

Address: 1100 S Friendswood Drive, Friendswood TX

Website: Stevenson Park

Explore Friendswood today

Friendswood Texas City Hall
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Enjoy the history, recreation and relaxation that this area has to offer. There is something for everyone, in Friendswood.

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