So Many Things to Do in Fort Bend County
What do you like to do on the weekends? Hike? Shop? Hit a museum or two? You can do it all if you live in Jordan Ranch. Our Fort Bend County location puts you near all the action and attractions to be found in one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. Here’s a look at our favorite Fort Bend County destinations:
Parks and Nature Areas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located within Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has been completely revamped by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The makeover includes
constellation laser tours, a combination of deck and dome telescopes and captured live camera feeds.
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.
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!
A rotating roster of exhibits offers a taste of Fort Bend history in the historic Moore House. This month, learn about Austin and take a look at the Texas Temperance Movement.
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.
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
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Arts and Entertainment
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.
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
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.
Kids can operate heavy machinery including excavators, skid steers, UTVs and much more at this unique theme park.
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.