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Brazos Bend State Park
Oak trees and lakes are plentiful in these 4,897 acres of Brazos River bottomlands. Among the wildlife are whitetail deer, coyotes, waterfowl and alligators. Facilities include screened shelters, a recreation hall, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, fishing, nature trails and campgrounds. 979-553-5101
Constellation Field/Sugar Land Skeeters
Sugar Land's home team brings independent professional minor league baseball back to the Houston area at Constellation Field
Located in Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has a 36-inch wide telescope, the largest in the nation available for public use. School groups and other tours are welcome. For more information call 409-553-3400
The Fort Bend Challenger Center, located at Brazos Bend State Park, is a living memorial to the seven Challenger astronauts who lost their lives in 1986. Summer programs, special events and classes are available to scouts, school children and others at the facility. For reservations call 713-639-4735.
Fort Bend County Fair and Livestock Show
Each fall a parade featuring dozens of school bands, floats and drill teams leads Fort Bend in this ten-day extravaganza of food, rides, auctions, youth and adult exhibits, bands and folk and country dancing. It is the largest county fair in Texas and draws nearly 200,000 visitors. 281-342-6171
Fort Bend County Museum
This award-winning museum chronicles the settlement of the Fort Bend County area by the "Old 300" who received Mexican land grants through Stephen F. Austin. Exhibits interpret more than 100 years of history of the area and of Texas as a whole. The early settlement history is reflected in Fort Bend community names such as "First Colony" and "New Territory." Along with the museum and its exhibits, visitors to the Fort Bend Museum can tour the 1840s Long-Smith Cottage, home of Texas heroine Jane Long, and the 1883 John M. and Dottie L. Moore Home, a restored Reconstruction-era mansion that serves as a signature property for the museum. The museum is actively involved with area partners in developing and promoting the Richmond Historic District to further preserve and share the heritage of downtown. The 1882 McFarlane House serves as the administrative offices for museum staff and is rumored to be haunted. Closed Mondays. 281-342-6478
Fort Bend Theater
Started in 1989, the Fort Bend Theater provides family entertainment on the weekends throughout the year. Located at 2815 N. Main in Stafford, the theater is organized exclusively as a non-profit group dedicated to the arts and education of the arts for public interest. The troupe also offers children's theater presentations to schools and pre-schools. 281-208-3333
George Memorial Genealogical Collections
A great place to discover the roots of Fort Bend, open daily, admission is free. 281/341-2608.
George Ranch Historical Park
The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Park features historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock. This living history park is open daily. 281-343-0218
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
Science is sweet in Sugar Land! The Houstom Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers patrons of all ages opportunities to expand their knowledge of the vast world of science through our permanent collection of over 1.5 million objects. The Museum's five permanent halls provide countless chances to be intrigued, educated and entertained. Special Exhibitions in the spring and summer also bring the best of museum offerings from across the country. The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers fascinating science exhibitions sure to appeal to all ages.
Morton Cemetery whispers of history to observers, with graves of many Fort Bend early pioneers. The cemetery was founded in 1825 by William Morton and is the final resting place to William Kenchen Davis, a member of the Mier Expedition; Robert Gillespie, whose grave is marked with the oldest Masonic monument in Texas; Robert J. Calder, a valiant defender at the Battle of San Jacinto; Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Texas Republic; Jane Long; and Thomas Jefferson Smith, who fought in the battle of Texas' independence and later served as sheriff of the county.
Richmond Historical District
John M. Moore home and 1908 County Courthouse, also visit the Morton Cemetery, burial site of Jane Long, Mother of Texas and Mirabeau Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas, located in downtown Richmond. 281-342-1256
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroads purchased two hundred acres in 1883 and laid out the town site, naming it Rosenberg. The Railroad Museum combines the history of rail in Fort Bend County, the people of the railroad, and fun all under one roof. The museum is dedicated to teaching the history and growth of railways in Rosenberg and Fort Bend County through a systematic collection and display of artifacts, memorabilia, rolling stock, equipment and exhibits. For information call 281-342-6969.
Sugar Land Auditorium
This beautifully restored auditorium was built in 1918 by the Imperial Sugar Company and is the oldest public building in Sugar Land. Today, the venue hosts tours, meetings and performing arts events.
Sugar Land Heritage Foundation & Museum
View historical artifacts that trace the evolution of Sugar Land from its early days as a sugarcane plantation into one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Museum Hours: 9am-1pm Saturdays.
Sugar Land Ice & Sports
The only dual rink and event facility in the Gulf Coast offers public skating and and is home to the Sugar Land Imperials 3HL hockey team. They also produce Nutcracker on Ice during the holiday season.