Sugar Land, Texas, is one of the sweetest places you can visit, in the world. Founded in the early-mid 20th century as a sugar plantation, this city housed the main sugar refinery of Imperial Sugar, a company that is still a major producer of sugar, in the United States. Aside from its rich and sugary heritage, here are some of the sweet things you can do in Sugar Land, Texas.
1. Bring out the artist in you
Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery is a non-profit organization that offers art education to anyone who aspires to learn art. From drawing, using a pencil or charcoal to painting in oil, acrylic, or watercolor, this place offers a wide variety of classes and workshops, conducted by local and nationally acclaimed artists.
Whether it’s showcasing your own art or enjoying the work of resident artists, Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery’s facilitates art shows, exhibits, installations, live models, and life drawings. The gallery also consists of the work of local artists, who contribute to free events that support the gallery’s mission of improving society through art awareness.
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
Address: 104 Industrial Blvd. Ste Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Contact: +1 281.565.0957
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Website: Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
2. A journey to outer space
Come to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for a bit of Houston in Sugar Land. The museum was established in 1909 and is standing strong, captivating visitors as it has adapted, throughout the years. The museum features permanent exhibitions, in subject areas including Life Science, Earth Science, Space Science, the Hall of Paleontology, and Discovery Works. From the large, Paleozoic fossil collection to the reaches of outer space, this museum will make you feel like you’re traveling through time. For an out of the world adventure, this is the place to be.
The Houston Museum Of Natural Science
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Once a month, during After Dark, hours are extended until 9 p.m. for visitors to have a night at the museum.
Prices: (Permanent Exhibits) Adult Ticket: 25 USD (ages 12 and up), Child Ticket: 15 USD (ages 3-11), Children ages 2 and under: Free, College Students with ID: 15 USD, Seniors (62+): 15 USD, Military (with ID): 8 USD, Groups (10+): 8 USD, School Groups: 3.50 USD.
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +1 713.639.4629
3. Do a kickflip
Open from 8 am to 10 pm, this skate park is absolutely free! That’s right, no entrance fee. This place is for adventurous people, seeking an adrenaline rush. Feel free to enjoy the variety of quarter pipes, roll-ins, and kicker ramps in this covered pavilion. The only thing you need is a helmet, but there are also rental shops around, for those in need, so whether you’re an enthusiast of roller skates, skateboards, or a BMX, this place is one for the books and it’s a place you need to look out for, in Sugar Land.
Address: 225 7th St, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm
Website: Free Skateparks
4. Walk your furry friend
Sugar Land Memorial Park is located along the Brazos River, between Highway 59 and University Boulevard. The entrance to the park lies at the intersection of Commonwealth and University Boulevard. As you make your way to the entrance, you will be greeted with a symbolic entryway and a bridge that will lead you to a peninsula, where an obelisk stands. The features of this memorial park involve two distinct, yet overlapping, tropes of honor - the Celebratory and the Contemplative.
Within this 420-acre (170-hectare) park is a 6-acre (2.43-hectare) Pawm Springs Dog Park, where you and your dog can both play and relax. It also has a shade pavilion, a pond with a water spray feature and a rinse station, so you can wash off your furry best friend. For those with a child or for the child at heart, Sugar Land Memorial Park also has a playground, where you can climb, swing, slide, or take photos, while you enjoy the calming vibe of the park.
Sugar Land Memorial Park
Address: Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Contact: +1 281.275.2885
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Dawn to dusk
Website: Sugar Land Memorial Park
5. Smell the aromas of farm fresh produce
With vendors adding new produce daily, the Farmers Market at Imperial, offers fresh farm produce from local farms. Stands are usually family-owned, making for a hospitable, family friendly environment. If you are looking for a place where you can get some fresh fruit and vegetables, this is the right place. Moreover, it features live music from different bands, for some entertainment while you roam around the market. This is definitely a refreshing environment to be in.
Farmers Market at Imperial
Address: 198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Opening Hours: Every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine
Website: Farmers Market at Imperial
6. Learn about story behind Sugar Land
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Are you curious about how Sugar Land got its name? Take a trip down memory lane at the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Headquarters, which offers an in-depth history of Sugar Land. The history of Sugar Land is celebrated through the collection and preservation of different stories and artifacts from the community.
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation began when the Imperial Sugar refinery closed, in 2003. With operation dating back to the mid-1800s, it holds almost two centuries of history. Just by being here and talking to the local docents, you will get to learn more about the history of Sugar Land and how it came to be. You can’t go wrong by visiting the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Headquarters.
History Walking Tour of Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
Address: Sugar Land Heritage Foundation, 198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Contact: +1 281.494.0261
Opening Hours: Tours at 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.
Prices: 10 USD for adults and 5 USD for children 12-18. Children under 12 are free. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Email for reservation: [email protected]
Website: Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
7. Go have fun at FunPlex
In less than a 15 minute trip from the airport, you can have the time of your life at FunPlex Amusement Park. Open seven days a week, you can enjoy different activities here, such as bowling, skating, rides, games, and more, in this large complex. After a long day of having fun or if you want to take a break in between activities, FunPlex Amusement Park has food and beverages to keep you going and make the most out of your visit.
If you have a big upcoming event, look to the FunPlex Amusement Park, which covers over 200,000 square feet (18,580.6 square meters), to accommodate every name on your guest list.
FunPlex Amusement Park
Address: 13700 Beechnut St., Houstin TX 77083
Contact: +1 281.530.7777
Activities: Play, Bowling, Sports Bar, Skating
Website: FunPlex Amusement Park
8. Watch a game or a concert
If you’re planning a trip to Sugar Land, check out the schedule at Constellation Field, and book some tickets.Home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, this field hosts different events, such as baseball, football, and lacrosse games, cheerleading competitions, as well as concerts.
Constellation Field can accommodate 7,500 sports fans and 9,500 spectators, during concerts. This field will give you a feel of sweet victory, just by being inside it.
Sugar Land Events at Constellation Field
Address: Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Website: Constellation Field
Tastes as sweet
These activities in Sugar Land, Texas, should satisfy your adventure-seeking sweet tooth. Whether it’s the sweet feeling of checking off an item on your bucket list or taking some time off from your busy schedule, with its attractions on just about every corner, this place is a sweet treat for you. Book a trip now!
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