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Even though some of our customers live or work in Sugar Land a visit for any of us to this historic part of our community can be a rewarding and cost-effective choice for some enjoyable, local vacation time. Whether you look forward to a Minor League sporting activity, strolling through the town square (sugarlandtownsquare.com), absorbing some culture and history, partaking of local festivities and dining options or just exploring this part of greater Houston; a day or more in our own Sugar Land, Texas can be worth the short drive.

One of Stephen F. Austin’s original 300 land grants, Sugar Land has been transformed from its agricultural roots into a thriving suburban center. Yet its history holds lots of interest whether you see it at the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Museum (info at 281-494-0261 and slheritage.org) or The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land (281-313-2277 and hmns.org/sugarland) which is housed in part of the old Central State Prison Farm. This Museum also has fossil displays, a two-story Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur and some music history –it once held blues legend Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter.

A couple of additional interesting sites are:
• Marriott Town Square with its displays of art that are designed to look like they are made of sugar crystals (281-275-8400 and marriott.com), and
• Cake Craft Shoppe where you can take short classes in cake decorating, pastry baking and more (281-491-3920 and cakecraftshoppe.com), and
• The authentic Hindu temple in nearby Stafford, Shri Swarminarayan Mandir made of limestone and marble with intricate carvings on nearly every surface. Check Houston.baps.org for visiting information or call 281-765-2277.

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