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Official Visitors Guide

WELCOME to the Sweetest City in Texas!

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Sugar Land is much more than just a company town; it's a destination filled with a wealth of photo-worthy memories.

“Sprinkle your memories with a dash of sweetness�

From enjoying stunning sunsets at Cullinan Park, tasting worldly cuisine at Sugar Land Town Square, or feeling the beat's vibration with A-list performances at the state-of-the-art Smart Financial Centre. We are a city that is constantly evolving. Sugar Land thrives on its unique and one-of-a-kind attractions, diversity, culture, and esteemed entertainment. We've curated this official Visit Sugar Land Visitors Guide to help you fall in love with Sugar Land. For more fun ideas, visit www.VisitSugarLandTX.com or ask us any question via our social media channels @ VisitSugarLand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I'd like to personally invite you to feed your curiosity and immerse yourself in the "Sweetest City in Texas." Cheers to creating sweet memories! Teresa Preza, Assistant Director, Economic Development

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hether you’re dreaming about a trip to the “Sweetest City in Texas” or are already here, this guide is bursting with great ideas to make the best of your time in our city. Just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land serves up big city amenities with small town hospitality. Come visit us to discover a piece of history, treat yourself to some on-trend shopping and enjoy hours of family fun!

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Our Sugar Packets are bundles filled with deals highlighting the best of Sugar Land’s attractions and hotels that are bursting with inspiration to make the best of your time in our city. Discover one-of-a-kind, curated experiences—all at a significant discount. Start exploring now at VisitSugarLandTX.com.

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Create sweet memories while visiting Sugar Land, Texas.

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ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK Take excitement to new heights at this trampoline park with a mix of attractions like a rock climbing wall, foam pits, battle beams, log roll, performance trampolines, and more! altitudesugarland.com CONSTELLATION FIELD Visit the home of Sugar Land Skeeters baseball, concerts, and other entertaining events. sugarlandskeeters.com FORT BEND CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER Located at the historical Imperial Sugar refinery site, children up to 12 years old can ignite their imaginations with five interactive hands-on, minds-on exhibits! childrensdiscoveryfb.org

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HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE AT SUGAR LAND Come face-to-face with Devil Rex and delight in natural science through exhibits and educational programs. hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land INSPIRATION STAGE & THE SUGAR LAND AUDITORIUM Built in 1918, this beautifully restored auditorium is the oldest public building in Sugar Land. Today it hosts meetings, performing arts events, and musicals produced by Inspiration Stage. This award-winning performing arts studio, showcases young talent—ages four to teens—and provides performance opportunities for youth and adults. inspirationstage.com | slcaf.org

SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND Catch an A-list headliner at this indoor state-of-the-art live entertainment venue declared “Houston’s Hottest Music Venue” by Houston Press and nationally ranked in “2017 Top New and Renovated Venues” by Billboard magazine. Smart Financial Centre sets a new standard for live performance venues, hosting a diverse line up of international music, comedy artists, family shows, and theatrically staged Broadway productions. smartfinancialcentre.net SUGAR LAND ART CENTER & GALLERY This local artists’ collective features working artist studios, gallery space, and a wide variety of art classes. sugarlandartcenter.org SUGAR LAND HERITAGE MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER The heritage museum takes you back in time with exhibits of artifacts that trace the evolution of Sugar Land’s early days as a sugarcane plantation into one of Texas’ fastestgrowing cities. The visitor center offers Sugar Land souvenirs and can assist you in planning your personalized trip to the “Sweetest City in Texas.” slheritage.org | VisitSugarLandTX.com 7

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SUGAR LAND ICE & SPORTS CENTER The only dual ice rink and event facility in the Gulf Coast offers public skating and lessons. sugarlandice.com SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE Town Square offers a multitude of global dining options, exciting events, a world-class hotel, and specialty shopping. sugarlandtownsquare.com

THE CROWN FESTIVAL PARK AT SUGAR LAND This 52-acre festival site accommodates large-scale events. The beautiful open land caters to a variety of events and provides event producers the flexibility to host music festivals, marathons, sporting events, and much more. VisitSugarlandTX.com URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE & ADVENTURE PARK Kids of all ages can enjoy jumping around this large-scale trampoline center with amenities such as a foam pit, warrior obstacle, ropes course, and sky rider coaster. urbanairtrampolinepark.com

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THE ARTSY SOUL Feeling a little artsy? Spend some time creating a unique glazed pottery masterpiece, giving mosaic art a try, or experiencing the relaxing art of candle making. theartsysoul.com 8


ESCAPE AGAIN ROOMS Choose from three themed rooms for a fully immersive, adventurous, and problem-solving game. Uncover the clues in under 60 minutes to escape. escapeagainrooms.com FIRE IT UP POTTERY & ART STUDIO This contemporary fired arts studio sparks your creativity with classes focusing on glass jewelry, ready-to-paint pottery, and potter’s wheels. fireitup-pottery.com PAINTING WITH A TWIST Create your own work of art with family and friends during one of their interactive classes. paintingwithatwist.com/studio/Sugarland

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PINOT’S PALETTE Paint and sip your way into a unique and fun-filled night out. Learn step-by-step how to create your own colorful masterpiece. pinotspalette.com/Sugarland THE RUSTIC BRUSH This social crafting workshop allows you to create personalized wooden pallets, signs, and home décor. therusticbrush.com

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TINERARY DEAS

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Check into one of our pet-friendly hotels such as the Hyatt Place or Drury Inn & Suites for a pampering retreat for you and your best friend. Chow down some delicious bites with your furry pal at Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill, where you can indulge in their chimi fries or Yuzu Himachi. If sushi is not your cup of tea, check out other cuisines, specialty cocktails, or craft beer at The Sugar Refinery, The Rouxpour, and the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. Let your pal wander free at our Pawm Springs Dog Park for a sweet oasis away from home. #PetFriendly #SLTX

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FRIDAY Get ready to immerse yourself in an out-of-this world adventure by visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Uncover prehistoric fossils in the Dig Pit, marvel at the 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, enjoy 10


educational shows in the Digital Dome Theater, and get a glimpse of Devil Rex. After a fun-filled morning, head to Sugar Land Town Square to satisfy your dino-sized appetite with juicy burgers or tasty crepes from Guru Burgers & Crepes or Jupiter Pizza & Waffles for out-of-this-world pizza. Then work off your lunch at the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center, where you can test your ice skating skills, or unleash your inner adventurer at Urban Air Adventure Park. SATURDAY Get a dose of freshness when you stop by the Farmers Market at Imperial for organic produce, artisan goods, and live music. Afterward, re-energize with a tasty picnic lunch on the lush grounds of Sugar Land Memorial Park and after head over to Stacked Ice Cream for a sweet treat. Cap your evening off with national acts and live entertainment at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.

SUNDAY Shop until you drop at First Colony Mall, the Market at Town Center, and Lake Pointe Town Center. Established retailers such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, Kendra Scott, Lululemon, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, and Nordstrom Rack make it a breeze to find exactly what you need—and even better, what you want! Complete your weekend trip with a Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game at Constellation Field.

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U LT U R A L ARTS

Sugar Land’s growing art scene offers visitors exciting things to see and do throughout the city. Visitors can go to the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, where admission into this local artist collective is free. Space operates not only as a gallery, but also as a working artist studio. The Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery also offers adult and children’s art classes in a variety of disciplines and has a gift shop.

Veterans Memorial @Sugar Land Memorial Park

Stop by the Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center to view a collection of paintings by local artist Ange Hillz showcasing Sugar Land’s history, global community and events. The Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center also provides free admission and hosts several cultural art-themed exhibits throughout the year. Take a drive around Sugar Land to discover all ten bronze statues donated by resident Sandy Levin. The statues are located throughout the city and depict nature and a reflection of everyday life. You can find the statues at Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park, and Sugar Land Town Square. Probably the most iconic Guitar Player @ bronze statue found in Sugar Sugar Land Town Square Land is Bob Peck's Father 12


Kids Skateboarding and Rollerblading @Oyster Creek Park

of Texas statue depicting Stephen F. Austin crossing the Brazos River in front of Sugar Land City Hall. His horse rearing, Austin struggles to lead a packhorse stumbling in the river’s current, represented by the surrounding fountain waters. Sugar Land is also home to several kinetic

VorTEX @Sugar Land Regional Airport

sculptures including a sculpture by artist Lyman Whitaker of Whitaker Studio at the entrance of Sugar Land Regional Airport. According to Whitaker, “The twist and flow of this installation, VorTEX, gives the observer

a chance to check into the weather before taking flight at Sugar Land Regional Airport. Its job is to connect the viewer to the surrounding natural elements.” Lastly, visit artist Clark Murray’s sculpture Fourth Charm, on loan by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, at the plaza adjacent to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.

Alligator @Sugar Land Memorial Park

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UGAR LAND HISTORY

Sugar Land’s vibrant history is peppered with influences from Native Americans, the Spaniards, Mexicans and American pioneers. In 1821, Stephen F. Austin received a charter to settle 300 American families in Texas. The fertile land of Fort Bend County was included in Austin’s charter and eventually set the stage for Sugar Land's rich agricultural heritage.

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Stephen F. Austin receives charter to settle 300 American families in Texas.

Samuel May Williams received the land where Sugar Land is now located from Stephen F. Austin and began growing sugarcane.

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Construction began on the Imperial Sugar Char House. Sugar Land is incorporated.

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Imperial Sugar refinery closes.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land opens in the old main unit of the Central State Prison Farm. Before its construction, American folk and blues musician, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, was incarcerated in the wooden structure at the Imperial Prison Farm, where he wrote the words to “Midnight Special” before his pardon in 1925.

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Visit slheritage.org for more Sugar Land history. You can also take a tour of the Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center or a historic walking tour led by a docent from the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation.

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Nathaniel F. Williams purchased the land from his brother, and his other brother, Matthew R. Williams, operated Oakland Plantation, which grew cotton, corn and sugarcane.

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Isaac H. Kempner and William T. Eldridge partnered to form the Imperial Sugar Company.

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Benjamin F. Terry and William J. Kyle partnered to buy Oakland Plantation and renamed it Sugar Land.

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Sugar Land opens a series of destination attraction venues, including Constellation Field, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, and the Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land.

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HOPPING

FIRST COLONY MALL Sugar Land’s mall has more than 1 million square feet of shopping and dining, with established retailers like Macy’s, Dillard’s, Lululemon, Francesca’s, Kendra Scott, and Michael Kors.

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LAKE POINTE TOWN CENTER Shop and stroll in this urban-style village anchored by Whole Foods Market. This shopping center provides an assortment of salons and spas and waterfront dining, including Churrascos, Pacific Coast Tacos, Veritas Steak & Seafood, and others. MARKET AT TOWN CENTER This outlet-style shopping center includes Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Home Goods, and more. SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE At this mixed-use downtown development, you can find international dining choices from over six different countries within one block. It also features lively events in the plaza and specialty shopping that includes Altar'd State, Sur La Table, and La RĂŞve Bridal Couture.

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HYATT PLACE SUGAR LAND

16730 Creekbend Dr., 77478 houstonsugarland.place.hyatt.com 281.491.0300 • 281.491.0325 n Room Services n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Shuttle Service n Business Center n Pet-Friendly

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6330 E Riverpark Dr., 77479 bestwesternsugarland.com 281.232.0680 • 281.232.0688 n Kitchenette n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Business Center

COURTYARD SUGAR LAND LAKE POINTE 16740 Creek Bend Dr., 77478 marriott.com/houcf 281.494.0555 • 281.494.0556 n Kitchenette n Internet Access n Fitness Facility n Pool n Business Center

13770 Southwest Fwy., 77478 druryhotels.com 281.277.9700 • 877.997.9824 n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Business Center n Pet Friendly

722 Bonaventure Way, 77479 houstonsugarland.hgi.com 281.491.7777 • 281.491.7771 n Room Service n Internet Access n Fitness Facility n Pool n Restaurant Onsite n Shuttle Service n Business Center

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EXTENDED STAY SUGAR LAND 13420 Southwest Fwy., 77478 extendedstay.com 281.494.6699 • 281.494.3192 n Kitchenette n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Pet Friendly

13434 Southwest Fwy., 77478 marriott.com/houss 713.234.7992 • 713.234.7546 n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Business Center

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUGAR LAND

14444 Southwest Fwy., 77478 hiexpress.com 281.565.6655 • 281.565.6670 n Internet Access n Breakfast Included n Fitness Facility n Pool n Business Center

SUGAR LAND MARRIOTT TOWN SQUARE & CONFERENCE CENTER

16090 City Walk, 77479 slmarriott.com 281.275.8400 • 281.275.8401 n Room Service n Internet Access n Fitness Facility n Pool n Restaurant Onsite n Shuttle Service n Business Center

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INING Nestled in the heart of one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, Sugar Land boasts a global food scene that rivals cities three times its size. For a complete list of dining options to satisfy your taste buds, go to VisitSugarLandTX.com.

ASIAN You don’t have to travel far for a taste of Asia. Savor great tasting tonkotsu ramen at Oba Japanese Cuisine and fresh, unique sushi combinations at Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill. For delicious south Asian cuisine try Naseeb Indian Restaurant and Nirmanz Food Boutique. An array of pho and vermicelli bowl options can be found at Pho Shack. Don’t pass up authentic, family-style Szechuan cuisine at Cooking Girl. CAJUN Our Louisiana neighbors have placed their own stamp on the Sugar Land food scene with a nod to Bourbon Street at The Rouxpour. The New Orleans-themed restaurant boasts French Quarter décor where you can enjoy Cajun favorites like gumbo, étouffée, and chargrilled oysters. For a taste of both Louisiana and Texas, visit Floyds Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse or try the wildly popular lobster pasta at Sweetwater Seafood. MEDITERRANEAN The flavors of the Mediterranean come alive at Turquoise Grill & Bar with fresh tabbouleh and mouth-watering gyros and shish kebabs. You can also stop by Fadis Mediterranean Grill or Dimassi’s for exceptional recipes bursting with a multitude of flavors. Indulge in savory lamb shank, rice, veggies and everyone’s Mediterranean sweet favorite—baklava—at Dumar’s Mediterranean Grill. At all four restaurants, vegans and everyone else can enjoy hummus, falafel, and dolmas. 18


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Sugar Land comes alive at night with gastropubs, sports bars, and cocktail lounges. No matter what groove you’re in, surely you’ll find something captivating. Wine aficionados can enjoy small bites, wine and music at Vino & Vinyl, while craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy specialty beers from around the world at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. You also don’t want to miss out on the Prohibition-era bar The Sugar Refinery Grub & Grogs where their menu pairs well with classic cocktails like Whiskey Sours and Hemingways.

NEW AMERICAN Pizza enthusiasts will want to dive into classics like a Margherita pizza or their savory Belgian waffles at Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co. If you’re in the mood for gourmet-style burgers, try Guru Burgers & Crepes with their fun menu offerings, like The Pineapple Express, True Grits, and Al Capone burgers. SWEET SPOTS You can’t visit the Sweetest City in Texas without checking out some great desserts. Try a strawberry, banana, Nutella crepe at Coco Crepes or a churro macaron ice cream sandwich at Stacked Ice Cream. Indulge in a cake pop at The Sweet Boutique. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a Signature CroCream such as the Breakfast of Champions at Churned Creamery, made up of Nutella ice cream, bananas, Cap’N Crunch, and Nutella sauce sandwiched in a croissant, an exotic or black currant bonbon at Sleek Chocolatier. 19

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PECIAL EVENTS With hundreds of events every year and a truly multicultural dynamic, Sugar Land always serves up something new. Foodies, culture enthusiasts, sports fanatics, and families are sure to find the perfect way to spend the day. For a complete listing of events, go to VisitSugarLandTX.com.

FARMERS MARKET AT IMPERIAL RECREATIONAL CENTER Every Saturday Enjoy a wonderful selection of fresh produce, tasty samples, artistic treasures, family fun, and live music. SMART FINANCIAL CENTRE AT SUGAR LAND EVENTS Year Round The Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is one of the most popular performing arts venues in the Greater Houston Area, attracting national and international acts alike—from superstars like Santana, Mariah Carey, J Balvin, and Willie Nelson to mind-blowing performances from artists like magician David Blaine. SUGAR LAND HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S HERITAGE HIKES Second Saturday of Each Month Learn about Sugar Land’s history by embarking on a historical walking tour led by a docent from the heritage foundation. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS BASEBALL April to September The Sugar Land Skeeters bring independent professional minor league baseball and family fun to the Houston area at Constellation Field. SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE EVENTS March to December Enjoy a multitude of free, local community events on the plaza ranging from concerts and festivals to movies and car shows. 20


SPRING/ SUMMER EVENTS

SPRING CORVETTE SHOW

May Here’s your chance to check out more than 100 Corvettes, and vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award at Sugar Land Town Square. All proceeds benefit local charity organizations.

RED, WHITE, BLUES & BREWS

Early July Pack up chairs and head to the Plaza to indulge in snacks, brews, and live country music. This event does not include a fireworks ceremony.

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BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH BASH

Early August Beat the heat at Sugar Land Town Square! Bring your family to enjoy a fun-filled day before heading back to school.

FALL/ WINTER EVENTS

GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT REGATTA

October 12-13 Dragon boat teams and stand-up paddle boarders race across Brooks Lake throughout the day while colorful cultural performances and exhibits show off their talents on shore during this popular event.

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SUGAR LAND WINE & FOOD AFFAIR

October 24-27 Join thousands of foodies for dinners, tastings, demonstrations, and seminars in this highly anticipated and acclaimed multi-day event.

FLYER SAUCER BEER FEAST

October 27 Come out to Sugar Land Town Square for the Flying Saucer’s annual Beer Feast, featuring over 50 breweries, and 80 craft beers, all carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s resident beer gurus.

SUGAR LAND HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Late November to early January The holiday season kicks off at Constellation Field with family-friendly activities, walk-through displays, and more than 2.5 million lights!

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PORTS & RECREATION

BRAZOS RIVER PARK 18427 Southwest Fwy., 77479 Every Day, Sunrise to Sunset ■ Trail Length: 3.3 miles

CITY PARK & MUNICIPAL POOL 225 Seventh St., 77478 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m.

CULLINAN PARK 12414 Highway 6 S, 77478 Every Day, Sunrise to Sunset ■ Trail Length: 3.5 miles

ELDRIDGE PARK 2511 Eldridge Road, 77478 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m. ■ Trail Length: 1 mile

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FIRST COLONY PARK 3232 Austin Parkway, 77479 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m.

IMPERIAL PARK & DISC GOLF COURSE 230 Matlage Way, 77478 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m.

LOST CREEK PARK 3703 Lost Creek Blvd., 77479 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m.

OYSTER CREEK PARK 4033 Highway 6 S, 77479 Every Day, Sunrise to 10 p.m. ■ Trail Length: 2.75 miles

SUGAR LAND MEMORIAL PARK & PAWM SPRINGS DOG PARK 15300 University Blvd., 77479 Every Day, Sunrise to Sunset ■ Trail Length: 3.55 miles

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EGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR This masterpiece of intricate design and architecture is the first traditional Hindu temple of its kind in North America. baps.org/Houston BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK Escape to nature year-round to camp, picnic, hike, bike, ride horseback, and fish. tpwd.texas.gov/state-park/brazos-bend

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FORT BEND COUNTY MUSEUM Journey through time and experience life on the Brazos River and the stories of Fort Bend through exhibit galleries, historic home museums, and walking tours of historic Richmond. fortbendmuseum.org GEORGE RANCH HISTORICAL PARK Come out to the George Ranch, where the legends and legacies of those who shaped history come to life every day. georgeranch.org

GEORGE OBSERVATORY Gain first-hand knowledge of the awe-inspiring sights of the night sky through three domed telescopes. hmns.org/george-observatory

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ISITOR INFORMATION Printed publications may be picked up at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center on Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also pick up printed publications at any of our self-serve Visitor Kiosks located throughout the city. Please email tourism@sugarlandtx.gov to request Sugar Land visitor information.

SUGAR LAND HERITAGE MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 198 Kempner St., Bldg. B – 2nd Floor, 77498 281.275.2045 CITY OF SUGAR LAND CITY HALL 2700 Town Center Blvd. N Sugar Land, Texas 77479 28


FORT BEND COUNTY Fort Bend County visitor and relocation information is available at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 445 Commerce Green Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77478 281.491.0800 VISIT HOUSTON Sugar Land is located just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Houston and from some of the best attractions in the Greater Houston Area. Visit Houston is a great resource for surrounding attractions and more. visithoustontexas.com TRAVEL TEXAS Contact Travel Texas to request a Texas State Travel Guide with material regarding travel options, trip-planning assistance, and highway condition information. traveltexas.com

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Visit Sugar Land Official Visitors Guide 2019  

Just twenty minutes southwest of downtown Houston. Sugar Land serves up big city amenities with small town hospitality. Whether it's a piece...

Visit Sugar Land Official Visitors Guide 2019  

Just twenty minutes southwest of downtown Houston. Sugar Land serves up big city amenities with small town hospitality. Whether it's a piece...

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