7111 Rancho Mission Drive
Houston, TX 77083
Phone: (832) 379-2800
Fax: (832) 379-2806
Looking for a place to take the kids for a full day of indoor air-conditioned entertainment? Then look no further. You will not find such a diverse range of activities in one location anywhere else in the city. The massive complex contains carnival rides, movie theaters, a miniature golf course, a bowling alley, a roller skating rink and tons of modern arcade games. A variety of food is available at several concession stands, and parking is abundant. Adventure Bay Water Park is right next door if you would like to split your day between two fun-filled places.
If you are looking for live action and wild, exciting adventure, then Laser Quest is the place to be. The amazing laser games make you feel as if you are playing adult hide and seek. Capture the escaped prisoner, capture the flag, cops and robbers, and and enjoy this space adventure. Your imagination is the key. You will be given sophisticated and futuristic laser tag equipment and be turned loose in a specially designed, multi-level maze with ramps, catwalks, swirling fog and sound effects. Choose the specifics of your game after you arrive.
We all love sugar and this is where most of the Texas sugar refining is done. On the same grounds since 1843, the plant now imports most of its sugar. Everyone with a sweet tooth or an interest in industrial processes can tour the facilities to see how sugar is cultivated, processed and packaged. The company got its name in an unusual way. The original owner visited Manhattan and stayed in the luxurious Imperial Hotel. Impressed with the property, he decided to adopt the name for his company. A few years later the city (Sugar land) was named in honor of the plant.
Alkek Velodrome is the only facility for high speed cycling training in the entire state of Texas. Although many of the open hours are taken up with professional training sessions, the velodrome also offers hours for public usage. Sessions for skaters are also available, which makes this attraction popular with both serious skaters and cyclists.
Grab your clubs and head down to this exciting course with beautifully-landscaped holes and an elegant design that includes elevation changes of as much as 15 feet. The various elevations, along with several water hazards and 50 sand traps, ensure an interesting and challenging round of golf. The club features a pro shop. The professional staff will be happy to assist you with all of your golfing questions, including club-fitting assistance.
Butler Stadium is a 8000-seater facility popular for hosting soccer and baseball games. It also includes a family skating rink that is a great place for parents and kids to enjoy some bonding time! Most of the Houston High School games especially baseball, are played here but you can also catch some famous Texan and national teams live in action. Tickets for the sports events are moderately priced. Butler Stadium serves as a great sports venue, where you can mingle with fellow die-hards.
This semi-private course built in 1992 is open year round. The par 72, 18 hole course runs over 6,500 yards. Every hole is challenging, with some form of danger looming. Numerous water hazards, sand traps and narrow fairways keep the golfer alert. Patience and course management is crucial for low scoring. The challenge, coupled with the excellent course maintenance, makes every round very enjoyable. The club offers a driving range and clubhouse for any golfing necessities. Metal spikes are allowed, and rental carts and clubs are available. A resident pro is there for assistance.
There is something about small, famous museums that draw people from afar, and this is one of the state's gems. Maybe it is because it was the dwelling place of Jane Long, "The Mother of Texas," or maybe because of the historical ranch activity. Whatever the attraction, visitors are able to follow much of Fort Bend county's history from the start of the Austin Colony in the early 1800s to the sugar cane pioneers. On the grounds you will be able to view the 1840s Long-Smith home as well as the 1883 Victorian residence of Texas Congressman John Moore.
With over five miles of winding nature trails and more than 150 acres of woodlands, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is beautifully landscaped and covered with local native plants. Outdoor lovers certainly will not be disappointed, and indoor lovers will also marvel at Botanical Hall and the gift shop. A special feature for children is the Discovery Room with its 25-foot learning tree and pondering pond. Challenge young ones to spot the turtles and crawfish in the water. Classes are available for both adults and children.
There is certainly plenty to do at Katy City Park. Kids and adults can play a round of miniature golf or try to catch the big one in the fishing lake. Of course, no park is complete without a couple of playgrounds to tumble around on. An old Katy Railroad depot, complete with a caboose, makes the day complete. Be sure and bring along a cooler and some picnic supplies to take care of your hunger pangs. You will want to stay a while.
You will find a lot to do with the family at this park. Kids and adults can play a round of miniature golf or enjoy a simple picnic. A fishing lake is nearby, and no park would be complete without several playgrounds to romp on. A ride on the caboose at the old Katy Railroad depot is a great way to end a fun day out.
Delmar Stadium is part of the Delmar-Dyer Sports Complex and was HISD's first off-campus stadium. The football stadium with an artificial turf, can accommodate about 12,000 people and includes a field house, a baseball field, and a school stadium. Since 1957, it has been host to some of the major soccer games, and home games of the Houston-area high schools. Plans are on to upgrade the complex and further add to its current facilities.