3555 SR 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Phone: (281) 232-7300
Fax: (281) 232-3709
There is something about small, famous museums that draw people from afar, and this is one of the state's gems. Maybe it is because it was the dwelling place of Jane Long, "The Mother of Texas," or maybe because of the historical ranch activity. Whatever the attraction, visitors are able to follow much of Fort Bend county's history from the start of the Austin Colony in the early 1800s to the sugar cane pioneers. On the grounds you will be able to view the 1840s Long-Smith home as well as the 1883 Victorian residence of Texas Congressman John Moore.
We all love sugar and this is where most of the Texas sugar refining is done. On the same grounds since 1843, the plant now imports most of its sugar. Everyone with a sweet tooth or an interest in industrial processes can tour the facilities to see how sugar is cultivated, processed and packaged. The company got its name in an unusual way. The original owner visited Manhattan and stayed in the luxurious Imperial Hotel. Impressed with the property, he decided to adopt the name for his company. A few years later the city (Sugar land) was named in honor of the plant.
Welcome to the river bottom lands where you will find almost 5000 acres of nature at its best. Explore miles of hiking trails, wooded oak paths, lakes and wildlife. Do not forget to stop at the Nature Center and definitely keep your eyes open for a genuine alligator. You can spend a full day enjoying the picnic grounds, fishing pier and wild game viewing towers. Tent and RV sites with full hook-ups are available for the true outdoors enthusiasts who want to spend the night.
Grab your clubs and head down to this exciting course with beautifully-landscaped holes and an elegant design that includes elevation changes of as much as 15 feet. The various elevations, along with several water hazards and 50 sand traps, ensure an interesting and challenging round of golf. The club features a pro shop. The professional staff will be happy to assist you with all of your golfing questions, including club-fitting assistance.
Looking for a place to take the kids for a full day of indoor air-conditioned entertainment? Then look no further. You will not find such a diverse range of activities in one location anywhere else in the city. The massive complex contains carnival rides, movie theaters, a miniature golf course, a bowling alley, a roller skating rink and tons of modern arcade games. A variety of food is available at several concession stands, and parking is abundant. Adventure Bay Water Park is right next door if you would like to split your day between two fun-filled places.
If you are looking for live action and wild, exciting adventure, then Laser Quest is the place to be. The amazing laser games make you feel as if you are playing adult hide and seek. Capture the escaped prisoner, capture the flag, cops and robbers, and and enjoy this space adventure. Your imagination is the key. You will be given sophisticated and futuristic laser tag equipment and be turned loose in a specially designed, multi-level maze with ramps, catwalks, swirling fog and sound effects. Choose the specifics of your game after you arrive.
There is certainly plenty to do at Katy City Park. Kids and adults can play a round of miniature golf or try to catch the big one in the fishing lake. Of course, no park is complete without a couple of playgrounds to tumble around on. An old Katy Railroad depot, complete with a caboose, makes the day complete. Be sure and bring along a cooler and some picnic supplies to take care of your hunger pangs. You will want to stay a while.
You will find a lot to do with the family at this park. Kids and adults can play a round of miniature golf or enjoy a simple picnic. A fishing lake is nearby, and no park would be complete without several playgrounds to romp on. A ride on the caboose at the old Katy Railroad depot is a great way to end a fun day out.
Alkek Velodrome is the only facility for high speed cycling training in the entire state of Texas. Although many of the open hours are taken up with professional training sessions, the velodrome also offers hours for public usage. Sessions for skaters are also available, which makes this attraction popular with both serious skaters and cyclists.
Butler Stadium is a 8000-seater facility popular for hosting soccer and baseball games. It also includes a family skating rink that is a great place for parents and kids to enjoy some bonding time! Most of the Houston High School games especially baseball, are played here but you can also catch some famous Texan and national teams live in action. Tickets for the sports events are moderately priced. Butler Stadium serves as a great sports venue, where you can mingle with fellow die-hards.