Missouri City is a charming suburb of Houston that was first developed following the implementation of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway in the mid-19th century, the first standard-gauge railroad west of the Mississippi River. Throughout the late 20th century, the community was recognized as a model community development for affluent African-Americans following an influx of middle-class African-Americans from Houston in the 1980s. Today, it has received the Texas Gold Medal Award for its 393 acres of gorgeous public parks, which are home to facilities like the renowned Sienna Stables equestrian facility. Several of Houston's top-rated golf courses are located within the community, including the two gorgeous courses of golf community subdivision Quail Valley.
1.Fort Bend County Library-Sienna Branch
© Fort Bend County Library -Sienna Branch
Fort Bend County Library — Sienna Branch is the second-largest library within the Fort Bend County library system, housed within a brand-new 45,000-square-foot building opened to the public in 2010. The 4.5-acre library site, which is located adjacent to Houston Community College Southwest, was the first county library to be built in partnership with an educational institution at its founding. Though the college campus closed at the end of the 2016 spring semester, the library remains a popular community resource today, offering high-tech computer rooms and community access technology along with full multimedia library services for research and checkout. Six self-check machines used Radio Frequency Identification technology to allow visitors to check out library books without the assistance of a librarian. Educational programming is presented at the library throughout the year for adults and children, including story hours and workshops.
8411 Sienna Springs Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-238-2900
2.Quail Valley Golf Course
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Quail Valley Golf Course is home to two of Houston's loveliest golf courses, located within Fort Bend County's first master-planned community and opened to the public in 1970. The community, which is located within a suburban area on Houston's southwestern side, offers opportunities to play 36 holes of golf on two celebrated golf courses, including the modern layout El Dorado golf course and the tree-lined La Quinta golf course. Regional and local tournaments are hosted on both courses, which both offer golf lessons from certified PGA professionals throughout the year. A driving range and practice facility are offered for guest use, along with facilities at a gorgeous 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, which can be used for weddings and group events. The delicious Bluebonnet Grille, opened in 2012, serves up excellent American fare throughout the day.
2880 La Quinta Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-403-5900
© Sienna Stables
Sienna Stables is Southwest Houston's premiere equestrian facility, nestled within the gorgeous centuries-old forests of Camp Sienna, which spans 160 acres along the Brazos River Corridor and offers excellent outdoor recreational and sporting opportunities throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy opportunities for horseback riding time and instruction throughout the year at the facility, including opportunities for Western and English riding and dressage. Horseback riding lessons take place in two outdoor and two covered arenas, which offer modern amenities and lighting. 20 acres of offsite riding area is also offered, along with seven individually-gated paddocks and eight-foot game fencing. A variety of horse show competitions are showcased throughout the year at the facility, including Western and English horse shows drawing the best competitors of the Fort Bend County area.
8255 Camp Sienna Trail, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-778-7433
4.Sienna Plantation Golf Club
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Sienna Plantation Golf Club is a lovely 18-hole semi-private golf club that has been voted as Fort Bend County's best public golf course by the Houston Chronicle's Golf Guide. The golf course is open to the public seven days a week and offers gorgeous dramatic elevation change contours set amidst the backdrop of majestic live oaks and mature cedar elms. It was designed by golf landscape architects Arthur Hills and Mike Dasher, two of the nation's most acclaimed and award-winning golf architects. Scenic lakes and winding creeks intertwine with holes, creating unique obstacles for golfers to enjoy. After hitting the links, golfers can enjoy delicious gourmet fare at the Sienna Grille, which serves up full-service fare in its indoor dining space and on its relaxed outdoor patio.
1 Water Lakes Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-778-4653
5.Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen
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Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant known for its high-quality New York-style pizzas, crafted in specialty coal-fired ovens to maximize taste and presentation. Fresh, premium ingredients are prepared in signature family recipes, showcasing Old World charm and hospitality. Delicious pizza selections range from favorites like margherita and Greek pizzas to unique vegetarian options like spinach and bell pepper pizza or cauliflower-crust pizza. Diners can also enjoy a hearty selection of classic Italian fare served up throughout the day, ranging from meatball calzones and Italian deli sandwiches to entree favorites like chicken marsala, ricotta cannelloni, and eggplant parmesan. A full-service bar offers fine Italian and domestic wines paired with a selection of craft beers.
10350 Hwy 6 G, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-431-6637
6.Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant
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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant was established in 1973 by restaurateur Maria Ninfa Rodriquez Laurenzo as a small 10-table restaurant serving up traditional Mexican specialties, Today, it has grown to receive national acclaim as the first American restaurant to serve fajitas, retaining its Old World charm in a more modern and spacious dining setting. Indoor and outdoor seating areas are offered throughout the year, both featuring a family-friendly dining atmosphere. High-quality fajitas are served up throughout the day, along with favorites like chimichangas, flautas, enchiladas, burritos, and chile rellenos. House specialty signature tacos can be paired with the restaurant's full slate of delicious, refreshing margaritas.
5730 Hwy 6, Missouri City, TX 77459, Phone: 281-499-5070
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