6 Fun Things to do in Sugar Land


What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Sugar Land? No it’s not a land full of sweets and candy. Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid-20th century and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent between 1990 and 2000.

Sugar Land is a family friendly quite part of town, however it’s still a great area to go for fun daytime or weekend activities. There’s also a Painting with a Twist studio in the heart of Sugar Land, so no matter where you end up you can always stop in to one of our classes. Here are a few great places in Sugar Land you can go to enjoy by yourself or enjoy activities with your whole family.

Cullinan Park

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This 750 acre park is the perfect place to go for a nice after noon walk, run or picnic. The Houston Parks Board created the Park in 1989 through donations from the estate of Nina Cullinan. It has since been protected and properly maintained by the city of Sugar Land. “The Lucie H. and Joseph S. Cullinan Park has long been considered a natural oasis in our region,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Chesser.  Many people go here to walk their dogs or take family photo shoots.

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

An extension of the downtown Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Sugar Land location is equally as entertaining and full of exciting exhibits. For those that live in Sugar Land this is far less of a drive for the same great information. Whether you have kids or just want to be a kid for a day taking a trip to the science museum always sounds like a fun.

Jupiter Pizza and Waffle Company

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The name is this restaurant tells you exactly what you’re going to get, two great comfort foods, pizza and waffles.These are not just plain ole’ pizza and waffles though some of their menu items include a dulche de leche belgian waffle, s’more waffle, and some of the most creative delicious pizzas on around! Their mission is to make and serve delicious, affordable, comfort food.  Check out Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Company before or after coming to our studio to make it a paint and pizza party kind of day.

Farmers Market at Imperial

The Sugar Land farmers market at Imperial is help every Saturday from 9am – 1pm. This farmers market not only has locally grown and sourced food, it also features local markers and artist. When you buy local you’re supporting someone and their family, you’re also investing in the quality of what you buy. Visit the farmers market and support local businesses with just one purchase.

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Vietnamese Buddhist Center 

The design, layout, and architecture of  The Vietnamese Buddhist Center, on 10002 Synott Road, is enjoyable and peaceful for anyone that may visit. It is first a Buddhist Center, a place of worship opened to all. It is also a place of cultural education, teaching Vietnamese to mostly Vietnamese children, but also to anyone interested in learning the Vietnamese language. You don’t have to be a practicing Buddhist to enjoy this people beautiful space full of nature and good energy.

 The Imperial Sugar Factory

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 Did you know one of the biggest sugar manufacturers in the country is right here is Texas? Well it is, and it’s only fitting this sugar factory is located in Sugar Land. The city itself is named for the company and the company’s crown logo is featured in the city’s seal. The farmer’s market is right by the sugar factory as well, so you could shop at the market then take a tour for a full Sugar Land experience.


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