Senator: Shawn Dorn
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Places you won’t want to miss in Fort Bend County
Brazos Bend State Park
Oak trees and lakes are plentiful in these 4,897 acres of Brazos River bottomlands. Among the wildlife are whitetail deer, coyotes, waterfowl and alligators. Facilities include screened shelters, a recreation hall, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, fishing, nature trails and campgrounds.
Located in Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has a 36-inch wide telescope, the largest in the nation available for public use. School groups and other tours are welcome.
The Fort Bend Challenger Center, located at Brazos Bend State Park, is a living memorial to the seven Challenger astronauts who lost their lives in 1986. Summer programs, special events and classes are available to scouts, school children and others at the facility.
Fort Bend County Fair and Livestock Show
Each fall a parade featuring dozens of school bands, floats and drill teams leads Fort Bend in this ten-day extravaganza of food, rides, auctions, youth and adult exhibits, bands and folk and country dancing. It is the largest county fair in Texas and draws nearly 200,000 visitors.
George Memorial Genealogical Collections
A great place to discover the roots of Fort Bend, open daily, admission is free
George Ranch Historical Park
The George Ranch Historical Park’s history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Park features historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock. This living history park is open daily.
Richmond Historical District
John M. Moore home and 1908 County Courthouse, also visit the Morton Cemetery, burial site of Jane Long, Mother of Texas and Mirabeau Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas, located in downtown Richmond.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroads purchased two hundred acres in 1883 and laid out the town site, naming it Rosenberg. The Railroad Museum combines the history of rail in Fort Bend County, the people of the railroad, and fun all under one roof. The museum is dedicated to teaching the history and growth of railways in Rosenberg and Fort Bend County through a systematic collection and display of artifacts, memorabilia, rolling stock, equipment and exhibits.
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
Science is sweet in Sugar Land! The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers patrons of all ages opportunities to expand their knowledge of the vast world of science through our permanent collection of over 1.5 million objects. The Museum’s five permanent halls provide countless chances to be intrigued, educated and entertained. Special Exhibitions in the spring and summer also bring the best of museum offerings from across the country. The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers fascinating science exhibitions sure to appeal to all ages.