| Sam Houston Race Park is Houston's premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston. It offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner's Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy
Service Jockey Club. The Park's newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages, outdoor, 15,000-capacity venue that hosts annual country, classic rock and
contemporary concert events throughout the year. The 2012 Thoroughbred & American Quarter Horse Meet opens in January 2012 and runs through May 2012.
For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, visit www.shrp.com.
The Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex
Located at the intersection of FM 1960 and Highway 249, this local ice skating and hockey training center is often the location of Houston Aeros practices. www.aerodromes.com
Located off 249 and Cypress Creek Parkway next to the Aerodrome, IT'Z family fun center fosters an environment of food and family fun while
Star Cinema Grill is a Houston based dine-in-theater concept that offers our guests first run film releases, an extensive menu, and a full service bar with a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Our goal is "To provide every guest with an unforgettable experience through unmatched service, the highest quality food and beverages, and a flawless film presentation". www.starcinemagrill.net
Northwest Houston is bounded to the north by the historical venues of Sam Houston’s birthplace in Huntsville; to the northwest by Tomball, home of the Spring Creek County Historical Museum Complex; to the southeast by the San Jacinto Monument near the Ship Channel and Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. But few know of the up-close and personal historical sites we have right here at home.
These two attractions greet you as you enter Old Town Spring at 606 Spring Cypress Road. Go to www.shopspringtexas.com and plan your excursion to shop and enjoy local history. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. (281) 651-0055, 403 Main Street, Spring 77373
This is a unique project of the Klein Independent School District and is dedicated to the preservation of local German history and culture and to educating school children and the public about our local roots. The foundation posts a Driving Tour of the Klein Community, a self-guided tour of historical sites, cemeteries and venues at www.kleinisd.net. Click on Departments/Foundations and Historical Foundation to find a wealth of local culture and history.
Preserves the rural heritage of the early Klein community. Tours of this 1891 farm have been designed to reflect the way of life in the rural community of Klein from the 1890s to 1920s. The public is invited to a free tour of the farm, a two-room schoolhouse, and three homes built in the 1800s. Open from 11 am to 3 pm the last Saturday of each month except November, December and May. www.kleinisd.net/historicalfoundation. (832) 249-5800, 18218 Theiss Mail Road, Klein, Texas 77379
With over 3,800 acres of conveniently located parkland, Precinct 4 residents don’t have to travel far for quality recreation and relaxation.
Adults and children alike can enjoy a variety of free and low-cost programs at Mercer and Jones parks as well as unique amenities at every Precinct 4 park, which may include canoe launches, picnic areas, playground equipment, sports fields, and nature trails. For information on outdoor activities, park reservations, scout projects, maps or more, visit: www.hcp4.net/community/parks.
Both are popular local activities with several private and public courses.
The local YMCA and other organizations offer many youth sports activities such as baseball, soccer, football and swimming. www.ymcahouston.org