Sugar Land is a city in southern Texas, located 20 miles from downtown Houston. Once a producer of sugarcane, this city is now one of the fasting growing and most affluent cities in Texas. Although Sugar Land is hot and humid in the summer, the winter tends to be mild and cool. Year round, visitors make their way to the museum, discovery center, or indoor performance center for a play or concert. There are also several sporting events that take place at Constellation Field, cultural walking tours at the old Imperial Sugar Refinery, and shopping and dining at the Town Square.
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Constellation Field is a baseball park that opened for play in 2012 with enough seats for 7,500 fans. It is the home field for professional baseball team, Sugar Land Skeeters. They are part of an independent league, called the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. During baseballs offseason, Constellation Field hosts other sporting events, such as soccer, rugby, football, lacrosse, and cheerleading competitions. Also, concerts take place at the field, which can accommodate a total of 9,500 spectators. Other aspects of the field include a team store that sells Skeeter team apparel, a play area with a sports court, food stalls, and beer and wine on tap.
1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498, Phone: 281-240-4487
2.Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land opened in 2009. Prior to this, the building used to be part of the Central State Prison Farm. Today, this natural history museum features many science exhibits that appeal to people of all ages. There are some temporary and permanent exhibits. The names of the permanent exhibits are, Life Science, Earth Science, Space Science, Hall of Paleontology, and Discovery Works. Another central staple of the museum is the saltwater aquarium and the digital dome theater. Besides exploring the museum, visitors can volunteer, rent a space for a private event, or participate in summer camp.
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, Phone: 713-639-4629
3.Children's Discovery Center
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The Children's Discovery Center focuses on the learning and developmental needs of children in and around the Sugar Land community. To achieve this goal, the Discovery Center designed five interactive exhibits throughout its 12,000 square foot building. One exhibit is called ‘How Does It Work’, where kids learn about the inner workings of the natural world. Another exhibit, called ‘Kidtropolis USA’, is a favorite because it’s a child size town where kids learn about financial literacy and how to build a meaningful and secure life while living in community. Lastly, the remaining three exhibits are called ‘Knewton Know-How’, ‘Tot-spot’ and ‘Yalalag.’
198 Kempner St., Sugar Land, TX 77498, Phone: 832-742-2800
4.Smart Financial Centre
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Smart Financial Centre is a newly built indoor performance venue and concert hall. It’s the only one of its kind in the area, and is situated 22 miles from downtown Houston. The center is 200,000 square feet and designed in a versatile fashion. So, the walls and seats can be moved to alter the interior design, thereby catering to any event. Depending on the performance, seating can accommodate between 1,900 and 6,400 guests. Performances and acts that appear on stage include comedy shows, musical concerts, musicals inspired by Broadway shows, and other arts and cultural performances.
18111 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, Phone: 281-207-6278
Cullinan Park was named after Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan. It encompasses Oyster Creek, White Lake, and Pumpkin Lake and covers over 750 acres. Besides the creek and lakes, this park includes large prairies and woodlands. The park attracts visitors because of the number of outdoor activities it offers. Visitors can bird watch, fish in the lakes, hike the nature trails, or set up a picnic. Also, many different kinds of plants, flowers, and wildlife live here. Prior to becoming Cullinan Park, cattle would graze the land, and fields of sugar cane and other crops grew in abundance.
12414 Highway 6 S, Sugar Land, TX 77478, Phone: 281-275-2825
6.Sugar Land Town Square
Sugar Land Town Square is situated on 32 acres of land and is home to a 1.4 million square foot urban-style shopping complex. The components that make up this large complex include 200,000 square feet of retail space, 750,000 square feet of office space, the Sugar Land City Hall, and the Marriott and Conference Center. Other elements of this complex include luxury condos, several diverse restaurants, and a 1.4-acre wide pedestrian plaza featuring a fountain. Throughout the year, the town square hosts community events, like a group fitness class and music concerts in the plaza.
15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Phone: 281-242-2000
7.St. Theresa Catholic Church
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St. Theresa Catholic Church was constructed in 1927 and by 1940, the church expanded with the addition of a rectory. Then in 1960, the corner of Main and Seventh St. became the new designated area for the church. Two years later the construction of the church was complete. Over the next several decades the church grew through additions and changed shape with several remodels. A Parish Hall, classrooms, an adult and youth education center, food pantry and music hall were all part of the extensions. And in 2008, a brand new aspect of the church was added, Saint Theresa Catholic School.
705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77498, Phone: 281-494-1156
8.Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
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The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is responsible for the preservation of Sugar Land’s heritage and history as a working plantation. To do this, the Foundation collected historical artifacts, photographs, and written records that document and tell the story of the town’s past. The Foundation preserves all these items and then shares and celebrates them with the community and its visitors. These items are on display in a museum exhibit gallery inside the old Imperial Sugar Refinery site that shut down in 2003. Today, the Foundation offers the public a historic walking tour to share the history of Sugar Land.
2nd Floor, 198 Kempner St bldg b, Sugar Land, TX 77498, Phone: 281-275-3020
Benihana is a restaurant that cooks Japanese cuisine using teppanyaki-style cooking. This style originated after WWII where food is cooked on a propane heated, flat iron griddle. At the restaurant, diners sit in a communal table that surrounds the teppanyaki grill. Skilled chefs cook on these grills in front of guests and make it a fun and theatrical experience. Benihana started out as a family business with its first restaurant in New York. Since then, this iconic restaurant has opened locations in several states within the U.S., in the Caribbean islands, and in South and Central America.
2579 Town Center Blvd N, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Phone: 281-565-8888
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