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25 Things To Do in Sugar Land, Texas (Free, Fun, & Family-Friendly)

Town and Tourist

Town and Tourist, Updated September 28, 2022

Sugar Land, Texas is a populous suburb of Houston, Texas that is rich with history and entertainment. The city is home to a large selection of family-friendly parks, each outfitted with ample picnicking areas and outdoor recreational activities.

Sugar Land is comprised of a vibrant, artistic community. Those that pursue creative endeavors will be thrilled to find numerous art workshops, paint and sips, and children’s art studios. Local art enthusiasts can purchase some of the area’s best unique artwork at the Sugar Land Farmer’s market or take a class at the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery.

If nightlife is your thing, Sugar Land also contains a variety of delicious, trend-setting restaurants specializing in American gastronomy and rotating craft beers. No matter your age or budget, visitors to Sugar Land will find an activity that fits their interests.

Free Things to Do in Sugar Land, Texas

1. Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Museum

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This small museum boasts impressive historical artifacts that detail Sugar Land’s progression from a sugarcane plantation to a bustling, fast-growing city. While the museum largely focuses on Sugar Land history and its heritage, surrounding areas and United States history is found as well.

Topics covered include the people of sugar land, life in a company town, neighborhood development, railroads, and oral histories.

While free, this museum largely runs off the donations of generous patrons. Consider bringing a few dollars on your visit to help support this non-profit.

Address: 198 Kempner St., 2nd Floor, Building B, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Phone Number: (281) 275-2030
Website: http://slheritage.org/
Hours of Operation: Seasonal Schedule
Summer (June 1st– August 31st): Fridays & Saturdays 10 AM – 5 PM
October 25th – November 5th: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
November 26th – December 31st: Fridays & Saturdays 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Free

2. Imperial Park & Disc Golf Course

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Sugar Land offers a free community disc golf course located within Imperial Park. Established in 2016, there are 10 holes/baskets with a par of 30 for disc golfers to play on.

Most holes are spaced out in the open, but a few are obstructed by trees and brush to increase difficulty. Golfers can find the first tee located just past the walking bridge after the parking lot.

Address: 7750 US-90 ALT, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: N/A
Website: N/A
Hours of Operation: Dawn – Dusk
Cost: Free

3. Brazos River Park

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Brazos River Park is a beautiful and expansive 67-acre park that follows the Brazos River. This park features an extensive trail network, with 3.3 miles of walking and mountain biking trails, and has a 9-hole disc golf course.

Visitors can find ample parking and picnic areas, public restrooms, and a public glass art display. Additionally, a stage area is available that can be reserved for special events.

Address: 18427 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 275-2825
Website: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Brazos-River-Park-65
Hours of Operation: 7 AM – 9 PM
Cost: Free

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4 City Park

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City Park is the outdoor recreation hub of Sugar Land. It is a 21-acre park that contains a variety of facilities for the community and visitors alike.

Here you can find the community swimming pool, lighted baseball fields, batting cages, lighted tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. Skaters can find an impressive, covered skate park.

If looking for an ideal picnicking spot, City Park contains numerous picnic tables, restrooms, barbecue grills, and horseshoe pits for your next outdoor lunch gathering.

Address: 321 7th St., Sugar Land, TX 77498
Phone Number: N/A
Website: N/A
Hours of Operation: Dawn – Dusk
Cost: Free

5. Sugar Land Town Square

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Sugar Land Town Square is the center of Sugar Land’s downtown and contains the largest concentration of retail stores, restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightlife.

There are three free fitness classes offered in the Plaza every Friday from 9-11 AM. The town square also hosts numerous events throughout the year including multiple music performances and children’s events.

Address: 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 242-2000
Website: https://sugarlandtownsquare.com
Hours of Operation: Dawn – Dusk
Cost: Free

6. Farmer’s Market at Imperial

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The Sugar Land Farmer’s Market can be located at the Imperial Park Recreation Center every Saturday. Those strolling through can find fresh, farm-to-table produce, meats, and products.

In addition, art is available for purchase from local artists, there is delicious food available from food trucks, and local musicians set the atmosphere with their eclectic tunes.

Address: 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (281) 677-7996
Website: https://fortbendchamber.com/imperial-farmers-market/
Hours of Operation: Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM
Cost: Free

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7. Selfie Statue

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Take a walk to the Selfie Statue, located in Sugar Land Town Square. This unique, whimsical statue has brought widespread attention and is the perfect spot for a memorable picture.

Erected in 2016 and made of Bronze, the Selfie Statue is a gift donated by Mr. Sandy Levin, who has also donated 9 other sculptures that can be discovered around Sugar Land. Can you find them all?

Address: 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: N/A
Website: N/A
Hours of Operation: Dawn – Dusk
Cost: Free

Fun Things for Free in Sugar Land, Texas

8. Greatwood Golf Club

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Greatwood Golf Club is a prestigious 18-hole golf course, designed by Carlton Gipson. It is one of the only public golf courses available in this wealthy area and features a diverse selection of natural golf features that make this course enjoyable but difficult.

Known for its white sand bunkers and par 3s, experienced golfers will have their shot placement skills challenged but will find amusement in the numerous par 3’s that come in at under 200 yards.

Address: 6767 Greatwood Pkwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 343-9999
Website: http://www.greatwoodgolf.com/
Hours of Operation: 6 AM – 7 PM
Cost: Monday-Thursday: $44  |  Mid-day: $37  |  Twilight: $32  |  Weekends & Holidays: $63

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9. Altitude Trampoline Park

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Altitude Trampoline Park is your standard chain trampoline park. Designed for kids and adults of all ages, visitors will find trampolining both fun and a great workout.

The park features numerous sections that keep trampolining fresh and exciting. Challenge your friends on the gladiator-style dualing battle beam or put together a team and duke it out with extreme dodgeball.

There is also a foam pit, rock wall, and trapeze swing. Younger children can safely play in the Kid’s Court, a section dedicated to the little ones.

Address: 4550 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (713) 234-7798
Website: http://www.altitudesugarland.com/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM  |  Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM  |  Sunday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Cost: 3 Hour Ticket – $29.99  |  2 Hour Ticket – $22.99  |  1 Hour Ticket – $16.99

10. Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

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Families with children can head over to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, where kids can have a blast taking in educational exhibits. Exhibits touch on science, engineering, math, and literacy to help propel your child’s creative mind.

The Discovery Center features cultural exhibits, Kidtropolis USA – a real-life, kid-focused metropolis to teach them about the workings of a city, and the Tot Spot for children under 35 months.

Address: 198 Kempner St, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Phone Number: (832) 742-2800
Website: http://www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org/
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Cost: Adults/Children: $15.00  |  Seniors: $14.00  |  Military: $13.00  |  Children Under One: Free

11. Frog Snails and Fairy Tales

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Frog Snails and Fairy Tales is an indoor playhouse for younger children. The entire house is themed around fairy tale roleplay, where kids can take on unique personas and interact with the other children.

Parents and children can drop in for open play Monday-Friday, or you can book a private party (up to 5 kids) and enjoy the entire place to yourself.

A variety of kid-centric classes are also offered weekly including Little Yogis, a yoga class geared towards children taught by a certified instructor.

Address: 350 Promenade Wy #450, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (346) 368-2852
Website: http://www.fsaft.com/
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Open Play 2 Hour Session: $13

12. Fire it Up Pottery and Art Studio

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This art studio is a creative environment geared towards people of all ages looking to express themselves with a handmade art project.

Walk-ins are encouraged and visitors can pick from a wide range of studio products including ready-to-paint pottery, glass fusing, jewelry making, and pottery wheels.

The studio offers after-school classes, field trips, group events, and birthday parties. At Fire It Up Pottery and Art Studio, anyone can be an artist.

Address: 13817 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (713) 234-7789
Website: http://www.fireitup-pottery.com/
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday: 11 AM – 6 PM  |  Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM  |  Sunday: 12 – 6 PM
Cost: Studio Free: $7 + cost of the project

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Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery is a non-profit business that caters to artists looking for a place to take classes, display their work, or rent inspiring studio space. They offer classes in all mediums for all ages and often host classes by world-renowned artists.

They have 17 private studios and 4 classrooms available and run a large 500-person summer camp for children wishing to explore art every year.

Address: 104 Industrial Blvd Suite Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (281) 565-0957
Website: http://www.sugarlandartcenter.org/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 10 AM- 4 PM  |  Friday: 10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: Pricing Depends on Class

14. The Artsy Soul

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Like other art studios on this list, the artsy soul is a project-focused art studio where visitors can choose from a range of pieces including mosaics, pottery, and canvas.

Customers can also purchase DIY mosaic kits to bring home and complete on their own time.

They host birthday parties, private events, and a daily summer camp from 9 AM – 12 PM Monday through Friday. If registering for a week at a time, The Artsy Soul offers a 15% discount on the camp fees.

Address: 12920 University Blvd # 300, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (346) 874-7507
Website: https://theartsysoul.com/
Hours of Operation: Wednesday & Thursday: 2 PM – 7 PM  |  Friday: 12 – 7 PM  |  Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM  |  Sunday: 12 – 5 PM
Cost: Contact Studio for Pricing

15. Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

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The Museum of Natural Science is an all-ages museum where visitors can take in educational exhibits surrounding various scientific fields of study.

The Museum harbors an impressive saltwater aquarium, and they offer exhibits focusing on the human body, ecological science, paleontology, and the solar system.

Visitors can check out the Giant Screen Theatre where inspiring and jaw-dropping documentaries are shown in IMAX, 4K digital projection. They can also stroll through the Cockrell Butterfly Center where they’ll be emersed in a living butterfly habitat.

Address: 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 313-2277
Website: https://www.hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land/
Hours of Operation: Thursday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Adult: $13.00  |  Child: $10.00

16. Constellation Field

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Constellation Field is a baseball field home to the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate team. It was one of the highest attended ballparks in the Atlantic League with a total attendance of 465,111 fans in 2012.

Games run all throughout the week during the spring and summer, and there is a variety of pricing options available for patrons.

Constellation Field also is the host of Sugar Land Holiday lights, multiple annual festivals, and local high school and collegiate baseball games.

Address: 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Website: https://www.milb.com/sugar-land
Hours of Operation: Game Day Hours
Cost: Grass Seating: $7.00
Field Box Seating: $20.00
Home Plat Box: $30.00
Imperial Box: $57

17. YESyoga

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YESyoga is a popular yoga studio located in the heart of downtown Sugar Land, Texas right across from the Plaza. They offer classes, programs, and workshops for all ages and abilities.

Open classes are available weekly for those looking to drop in, or you can become a member and receive unlimited monthly classes.

In addition to their classes and workshops, YESyoga also offers a 200-hour teacher training program that certifies aspiring yoga instructors.

Address: 16140 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 313-0384
Website: http://www.yesyogastudio.com/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Cost: Drop In Class: $30

18. Venetian Nail Spa

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Venetian Nail Spa is a high-end luxury nail salon that prides itself on impeccable service. All customers receive a cold drink when entering and there are a variety of salon services available for any customer interest.

They offer both manicures and pedicures, full body and partial body waxing, and premium skincare including customized facials, spa facials, acne treatments, and microdermabrasion.

Address: 2178 Texas Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 315-9999
Website: http://venetiansalon.com/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 6 PM  |  Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Contact Salon for Pricing

Things to Do at Night in Sugar Land, Texas

19. Laserzone

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Laserzone is a 4-story laser tag, arcade, and entertainment center that offers some of the most fun night activities in the city.

Laser tag games last 20 minutes, and if that’s not enough additional games can be purchased at a reduced rate. They also offer unlimited game passes during certain hours and are capable of hosting large birthday parties.

Visitors can also enjoy the Laser Maze at an additional rate. This maze is time-based, with the goal being to complete the maze as quickly as possible, while also avoiding tripping the lasers that are spread across the floor.

Address: 4125 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (281) 277-2900
Website: http://laserzoneusa.com/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 4 – 9 PM  |  Friday & Saturday: 12 PM – 12 AM  |  Sunday: 1 – 9 PM
Cost: $7.50 per person

20. The Spot Cigar and Bourbon Lounge

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The Spot Cigar and Bourbon Lounge is Sugar Land’s go-to cigar bar. Patrons can choose from a wide selection of cigars, liquor, and wine. Visitors can kick back in this relaxing atmosphere and enjoy some conversation or a game of pool.

The lounge also hosts the occasional event and has multiple daily specials and deals throughout the week.

Address: 3372 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (903) 843-7768
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheSpotCBL/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 10 AM – 9 PM  |  Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM  |  Sunday: 12 AM – 7 PM
Cost: Various pricing for cigars and liquor.

21. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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Flying Saucer Drought Emporium is a brewery and restaurant that features an enormous selection of rotating craft beers from across the country.

They serve typical brewery food such as burgers, salads, pizzas, and starters and often host trivia nights and live music. Stop in on Tuesday every week to test your trivia knowledge or come by on a Thursday for select craft beer options.

While not a chain, Flying Sauce continually expands its emporium network and now has locations in Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee in addition to Texas.

Address: 15929 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 242-7468
Website: http://www.beerknurd.com/locations/sugar-land-flying-saucer
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM  |  Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM  |  Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Cost: Various pricing for drinks and food.

22. Bar Louie

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Bar Louie is an upscale gastropub offering traditional pub fare, a rotating beer list, and frequent happy hour specials.

Their weekly specials include Burger Day – half-price burgers on Tuesday, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with $2 mimosas, and Lady’s Night – half-priced bottles of Wine on Thursday.

If you’re a late-night midweek drinker, Bar Louie offers discounted drinks from 9 pm – 11 pm Sunday through Thursday.

Address: 16089 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone Number: (281) 313-9002
Website: https://www.barlouie.com/locations/us/tx/sugar-land/sugar-land?utm_source=other&utm_medium=listings
Hours of Operation: 7 Days a Week: 11 AM – 2 AM
Cost: Various pricing for drinks and food.

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23. Puffy’s Hookah Lounge

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If the bars are closing but your night isn’t over, Puffy’s Hookah Lounge will be open. Puffy’s is a warm and relaxing environment with comfortable seating and premium hookah to help you unwind after a long night.

Alcohol is not offered here, but they do have a BYOB policy for customers looking to enjoy a beverage. Most nights a DJ is available, and the atmosphere can quickly become energetic and lively with crowds of dancing patrons.

Address: 9903 S Texas 6 #150, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Phone Number: (281) 748-6545
Website: https://puffys-hookah-lounge.business.site/
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 7 PM – 2 AM  |  Friday & Saturday: 7 PM – 4 AM  |  Sunday: 7 PM – 2 AM
Cost: Contact the lounge for pricing.

24. The Rustic Brush

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The Rustic Brush is an evening-focused art studio where individuals, groups, and parties can let out their inner creativity. They offer a huge range of rustic-themed projects including display boards, planter boxes, and table runners.

The Rustic Brush hosts paint and sip workshops so you can get artsy while enjoying a nice glass of wine. They also sell DIY kits that customers can bring home to work on during their own time or to give as a gift.

Address: 2309 Williams Trace Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (832) 877-4838
Website: https://www.therusticbrush.com/sugar-land
Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM  |  Wednesday & Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Friday: 7 – 10 PM  |  Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM  |  Sunday: 12 – 7 PM
Cost: Pricing depends on piece of studio artwork.

25. Escape Again Rooms

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Escape Again Rooms offers private escape room events for groups of friends, birthday parties, and corporate teambuilding exercises. They have two large escape rooms, each with its own hidden surprises and puzzles.

Work together with your team to solve the room’s riddle and escape as quickly as possible! The average game time ranges from 75-90 minutes and has a maximum room capacity of 8 people (4-6 recommended).

The rooms do contain features that some small children might find startling, so keep this in mind if you have a family of younger kids.

Address: 3564 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone Number: (832) 999-4572
Website: http://www.escapeagainrooms.com/
Hours of Operation: Thursday: 6 – 9 PM  |  Friday: 5 – 9:30 PM  |  Saturday: 11 AM – 9:30 PM  |  Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $34 per person

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