17550 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77065
Phone: (713) 856-5005
Fax: (713) 856-2221
Being home to a number of cowboys, it is not surprising that Houston recently added a horseracing track to its list of attractions. Built in 1994, Sam Houston Race Park hosts ten races a day and can house 20,000 spectators. It also has a video theater that features simulcast viewing of other races, boxing matches and sports games. Looking for ways to spend your winnings? You will not have to look any further than the on-site gift shop, sports bar and cafe.
Featuring two ice rinks, this fun spot is best known as the practice facility for the Houston Aeros and Olympic gold-medalist Tara Lipinski. Many locals stop by here at Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, just to see the players train and watch amateur teams play. Call ahead to hear what is scheduled for the day. Those who are more athletic and would enjoy brushing up on their skating or hockey skills can get into a little action. Lessons in figure skating and hockey are also available.
Houston Farm and Ranch was founded in 1947 to promote agriculture and ranching in the local community. With time, more and more people became involved in it. Various events like dog shows and games keep it alive with activity. A golf club—with an interesting name, Hold Them and Hit Them—offers golfing facilities. Houston Farm and Ranch raises money for youth and education through these activities. Also check-out the Hot Sauce festival celebrated here. The Highland games and Celtic festival is another event held here.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Apart from offering prayers, Muslim community celebrates festivals and attends seminars held here.
Bordering the Cypress Village, D'vine Wine Bar & Lounge is a high-end boutique winery and wine bar. The focus here is mainly on custom made wines which are served both by the glass and bottle. You can then have your wine completely custom made with expert vintners guiding your every step. To cap it all off, you can even personalize the labels on the bottle of the finished products.
Gul Masjid is the worship house of the Muslim community of Houston. Muslims offer their prayers and respect to Islam and lectures and sermons are delivered on the same. Encouraging the youth to participate in the religious activities is the sole aim of the masjid.
Sit under the trees for shelter while admiring the spring migrants, such as singing hummingbirds and colorful warblers, and listening for the faint whisper of the rolling creek. Edith Moore herself lived on this land for 43 years. In 1978 she donated a small section to the Houston Audubon Society for use as a nature preserve for birds. Her husband even built the little log cabin that was renovated to house the headquarters, bookstore, and gift shop of the Audubon Society. Donations are appreciated.
Get ready for some real haunting action...Screamworld at Woodlands has just about everything you would love—a haunted hotel, haunted houses and the fear factory. The haunted hotel is considered the most hi-tech in the city for its various animatronics. The Edge of Darkness has the traditional hauntings with twisted paths, ghostly apparitions and classic scare tactics. You will also find movie monsters in 3D, a cemetery and a maze of maniacs. This is the longest running haunted attraction and has been selected by America's Best Haunts as one of the best haunted attractions in the USA. Children below ten may be refused entry.
New Jerusalem Ministries is a church whose sole purpose and life's work is to promote the growth of individual spirituality to attain salvation. The church is also home to the Lewis Christian Academy which has a new worship center, library, programs, summer camps, classrooms, lecture facilities and much more. The church strives to involve and teach the practice of the Biblical Doctrine and has an active community. The church also has an active schedule of Mentoring Programs, Field trips and Youth choirs for children.
Named after the massive water oaks found in the neighborhood, the Oak Meadow Park is a scenic parkland in the Bridgeland Community. Spanning across 30 acres (12.14 hectares), this idyllic greenland is the starting point of the Cypress Creek Nature Trail and offers many picnic tables, a buoyant pier on the lake for fishing, a festival park, a disc golf course and a concert pavilion. It is also the home of the annual Nature Fest which is a popular local event.
Karbach Brewing has been brewing and serving Houston since 2011. The brewery turns out craft brews in several categories: the "starting lineup" of regular year-round beers, the "seasonal lineup", limited release beers and their "F.U.N Series." Favorites from Karbach around the city include the Hopadillo IPA, Weekend Warrior Pale Ale and Karbachtoberfest to name just a few. Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons come in to the brewery for a tour. Admission price gets you a souvenir glass and four drink tickets. In addition to the brews, open house days also see food trucks come in to the drinking area so you can soak up a little of that beer.
The Northwest Community Church begun in October 1987, by Pastor Cooper. Today run by him and his family, the church runs strongly on faith and the spreading the Word Of God, without taking away that what is meant for comprehension by the followers. The church is active in terms of activities, events and worship. It also promotes brotherly love, giving help to those in need and the importance of prayer and discipline among fellowmen.