things to do in fort bend county

Things To Do for All Ages in Fort Bend County

What do you like to do on the weekends? Hike? Shop? Pop into museum or two? If you live in Jordan Ranch, you can have it all. Jordan Ranch’s Fort Bend County location puts you near all the action and attractions to be found in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.  

Here’s a current list our favorite Fort Bend County destinations: 

Parks and Nature Areas in Fort Bend

Brazos Bend State Park

Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers will want to visit this 4,897-acre state park along the Brazos River again and again. Hike and bike 37 miles of trails, camp, geocache, picnic or take your horse for a canter. Fish from the piers (you do not need a license) or take the kids to the nature center. 

This state park is also well known for it estimated 250 alligators residing in the water, with the best times to catch a glance during the spring and fall seasons. 

Mary Jo Peckham Park

Fulshear and Katy residents know Mary Jo Peckham Park is the place to go if you want to have a little outdoor fun. The 31-acre park features a miniature golf course, large playground, fishing pond, picnic pavilion, lighted walking trails and more. The adjacent community center offers a pool and fitness center. 

Willow Fork Park

Beautiful butterflies are the stars of this park near Cinco Ranch High School. In addition to the butterfly garden, you will discover boardwalks, a pedestrian bridge, disc golf course, pavilion, picnic tables and grills.

Cullinan Park

Fort Bend County residents go wild for Cullinan Park. More than 276 species of birds have been spotted here, so be sure to bring your camera. The nature preserve also features more than 4 miles of trails and 754 acres of woodlands, wetlands and lakes. 

Oyster Creek Park

Oyster Creek Park is a beloved destination, offering an abundance of attractions for nature enthusiasts. Spanning over 111 acres, the park boasts a 3-mile hike & bike trail, illuminated pathways, and captivating public art installations, ensuring an unforgettable outdoor adventure. 

Museums in Fort Bend

MKT Railroad Depot & Park

Small but mighty, the Depot is a first stop for tourists visiting Katy. The museum displays many original artifacts from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) line as well as the photo-famous red caboose. 

George Ranch Historical Park

Step back in time and explore Texas and Fort Bend County history through interactive education with costumed docents, events and tours of 19th-century homes. Enjoy a variety of live events year-round, and the 200th Anniversary Celebration & Rodeo on May 3-4, 2024 

George Observatory

Located within Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has been completely revamped by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The makeover includesconstellation laser tours, a combination of deck and dome telescopes and captured live camera feeds. 

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Young children will never want to leave this museum devoted to them. Favorite exhibits include Kidtropolis, USA, a city for and run by kids, as well as the How Does it Work science gallery and the Tot Spot.

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

Dig for fossils, experience Augmented Reality (AR), get up close and personal with simple machines and explore the wonders of science — then go back and do it all again!

Fort Bend Museum

A rotating roster of exhibits offers a taste of Fort Bend history in the historic Moore House, located in Richmond. This month, celebrate the life of Nancy Stephenson Woods and how she succeeded against societal odds during a time of segregation.  

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Pint-sized engineers will love this fascinating museum featuring trains big and small. Exhibits include a Mopac Caboose, 1879 Quebec rail car, a room and garden full of scale model trains and more. 

APS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston

A traditional Hindu temple built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Visitors can learn about Hinduism, stroll the beautiful temple grounds and participate in various events. 

Shopping and Dining in Fort Bend

Katy Mills Mall

Home to more than 175 shops, Katy Mills has become a tourist destination. In addition to high-end outlet stores, there are many eateries, a movie theater and community events. 

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Blending uptown style and old town charm, LaCenterra offers upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in a relaxed Main Street-style setting. The lifestyle center hosts numerous events at Central Green, a half-acre public park with a stage, shade trees and ample seating. The center is dog-friendly.

Katy Boardwalk

Katy’s newest multi-purpose center is anchored by a 90-acre lake and nature preserve. Visitors will be able to explore trails, shop, dine and attend business conferences. 

First Colony Mall

A favorite destination for all Fort Bend County residents, the mall offers nearly 160 options for shopping, dining and services. Movie nights, festivals and other activities are held throughout the year. 

Sugar Land Town Square

A 1,400,000-square-foot, lifestyle center, Sugar Land Town Square offers a pleasing mix of nationally recognized stores and local mom-and-pop shops. Fabulous dining can be enjoyed at notable restaurants like Bar Louie, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill and more.

Fulshear Farmers Market

Nestled in the heart of the community, Fulshear Farmers Market is a vibrant hub showcasing the very best from your local farmers, ranchers, bakers, and makers! Over 70 vendors offer fresh produce, artisanal goods, and homemade delicacies. With lively events like cooking demonstrations and live music year-round, enjoy fostering connections and celebrating the rich culture at this beloved local institution. 

Arts and Entertainment in Fort Bend

Smart Financial Centre

No need to head to Houston to see your favorite bands in concert. Smart Financial Centre attracts them all. The gorgeous facility has played host to Alicia Keys, Earth, Wind and Fire, Bonnie Raitt and more. 

Cast Theatrical Company

Formed in 1989, the non-profit community theater puts on five full-length plays each year, including their popular A Christmas Carol. 

Fun for the Whole Family in Fort Bend

Typhoon Texas Water Park

Spend the day splashing away at Houston’s premiere water park. Attractions include water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, tot splash area and more. 

Dig World

Kids can operate heavy machinery including excavators, skid steers, UTVs and much more at this unique theme park. 

Constellation Field

Have a ball watching the Sugar Land Space Cowboys trounce any and all comers. The Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros never disappoints. Events, activities and giveaways make each game fun. 

The Glazery Art & Fun

Paint it yourself ceramics available to families, parties, groups and more in the Missouri City and Sugar Land area. 

Jordan Ranch’s Fort Bend County location puts you near all the action and attractions to be found in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. Find your new home in Jordan Ranch today!