Things to Do in Fort Bend County, TX
Stafford is excited to welcome the much-anticipated, expansive, mixed-use development coming to the former Texas Instruments campus.
Spanning 192 acres, The Grid will integrate 350,000 square feet of destination retail and restaurant concepts; 2,400 residential units; 500,000 square feet of creatively focused office space; multiple hotel brands and concepts; a premier health club; a luxury cinema; a network of pocket parks, jogging and bike trails; and activated public space, together in a walkable urban district.
Missouri City is a vibrant community known for its rich legacy of history, culture and tradition. The 61-year-old “Show Me City” is recognized as a family-friendly community with award winning master-planned subdivisions, pristine parks, and vibrant diversity. A study by Rice University’s Kinder Institute recognizes Missouri City and Fort Bend County as having the most diverse population in the nation. Missouri City is home to such historical treasures as the Freedom Tree, protected on the national registry and recognized as the location where local slaves learned of their freedom in June 1865 — the foundation of Juneteenth celebrations, today. Missouri City is also home to St. John Missionary Baptist Church, a historic landmark which was founded by freed slaves in 1869 and continues to hold services.
The Show Me City has a wide variety of public parks featuring a 95-acre preserve, boating, fishing, walking trails, and, the Edible Arbor Trail. Missouri City also boasts two championship golf courses — El Dorado and La Quinta – at Missouri City’s Quail Valley Golf Course. Home to about 74,000 residents in 2017, Missouri City is situated just minutes from Houston with convenient access to the Galleria, the Port of Houston, the Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston.
Visitors to Downtown Richmond will find a hidden gem in the center of bustling Fort Bend County. Boutique clothing and antique stores sit next to a juice bar, art galleries and coffee shops. Live music and a Kombucha brewery infuse an eclectic flavor into this historic tree-lined walkable community, all part of the fabric that is downtown Richmond.
Visitors have the opportunity to browse revered final resting places of Texas heroes, tour the historic Fort Bend Courthouse, or visit museums chocked full of Texas lore. Downtown Richmond is also home to many community events on historic Morton Street and in beautiful Wessendorf Park. Come see what makes Richmond the best hidden gem in Texas.
Sweet memories are made just 20 minutes from downtown Houston.
Sugar Land is one of the Houston area’s most historic cities dating back to the 1800s and was the original location for the oldest business in Texas. Sugar Land serves up big city amenities with small town hospitality. A high concentration of attractions, including renowned museums, a world-class baseball park and one of the nation’s top concert and entertainment venues are all located within a short drive or walk from each other.
For A-list performances, head to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for national headliners like Santana, Christina Aguilera, and Willie Nelson, to out-of-this-world performances from artists like magician David Blaine.
Catch some sun rays and a baseball game at Constellation Field, home to the Sugar Land Skeeters—Sugar Land’s minor-league baseball team and the 2016 Atlantic League Champions. This multipurpose facility hosts a wide-range of sporting and live-entertainment events, including baseball games, cheerleading showcases, festivals and concerts.
In Sugar Land, you can experience a face-to-face encounter with larger-than-life Devil Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Enjoy an outer-space adventure in the Hall of Space Science. Children can also become archaeologists at the museum’s Dig Pit as they search for dinosaurs under the watchful gaze of prehistoric Archelon, the largest sea turtle ever discovered.
Young adventure seekers will love the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Located at the historical Imperial Sugar refinery site, children under 12 can experience five hands-on, minds-on exhibits, including Kidtropolis, How Does It Work?, Yalálag, Newton Know-How! and Tot*Spot.
Whether it’s a piece of history, on-trend shopping or hours of family fun, Sugar Land offers something sweet for everyone.
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