Summer Destinations Near WB Communities

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Looking for something exciting to do with family and friends without having to make a long drive? Here is a curated list of fun activities to do that are near our build-to-rent communities!

The Gentle Zoo (Brooklyn Village)

The Gentle Zoo in Forney, TX is a great place for day filled with family fun. The zoo features a petting zoo, a playground for kids, train ride, giant maze, indoor party room, and so much more! The zoo also offers seasonal events like their Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Magic, and Easter events. The zoo is a 15-minute drive from our Brooklyn Village community, so you can be there in no time!

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Pearwood Skate Center (Mirror Lake and Ivy District Townhomes)

Pearwood Skate Center has been around since the 1970s and is still as strong as ever! This is the go-to skate center in all of Pearland, suitable for all ages and open all year long. In this one-floor roller rink, you can rent the rink out for a private party, schedule some private lessons to become a pro, or just stop by and have some roller-skating fun with the family or friends! The skate center is a little less than a 20-minute drive from both the Mirror Lake community and the Ivy District Townhomes, which makes planning a whole lot easier!

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Crocodile Encounter (Pradera Oaks)

Are you ready to get up close and personal with some ancient reptiles? Book a tour with Crocodile Encounter in Angleton, TX! You will have the chance to see large animals and learn all about them. This experience features several species of crocodiles, alligators, kangaroos, tortoises, snakes, lemurs and so much more. Guests have the opportunity to feed some of the animals and hold baby alligators and snakes, making it a great place for groups of all ages. Crocodile Encounter is a short 10-minute drive from Pradera Oaks, and the hours vary from what time you decided to book your tour, so go online and book your visit today!

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East End Park (Villas at Kings Harbor and Regent Square Brownstones)

Take a stroll and get back to nature at the East End Park in Kingwood, TX. With more than 3 and a half miles of walking trails, you’ll be able to admire the scenery and wildlife, including deer, alligators, and even otters. Fishing is allowed but hunting is prohibited. The park is only 10 minutes away from our Villas at Kings Harbor community and Regent Square Brownstones communities, which is perfect for a family adventure or a fun-filled date!

Image Credit: Bob Rehak

Butler Longhorn Museum (Bay Colony Pointe West)

The Butler Longhorn Museum provides an inside look at Texas and the American West and tells the unique story of the role League City’s founding families played in saving the most iconic animal in Texas history, the Longhorn cattle, from extinction. The museum is on a ten-acre waterfront park in the Historic District with shaded picnic sites, a fishing pond, a playground, and a walking path. It features a vintage movie theater with popcorn and refreshments, a gift shop, an art gallery, and a research center and is only 15-minutes away from our Bay Colony Pointe West community.

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Skydive Spaceland Houston (The Oaks at Suncreek Estates)

For more than 20 years, Skydive Spaceland Houston has been one of the world’s biggest, most progressive skydiving training centers. The center has great hospitality and is a third-generation family business. If you’re looking to spice up your everyday life, check off your bucket list, or just trying to find a new hobby, Skydive Spaceland is the right place for you – plus it is only 5-minutes away from The Oaks at Suncreek Estates!

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Quandary Escape Adventures (The Residences at Rayzor Ranch)

Quandary Escape Adventures is a family-owned business in Denton, TX with plenty of escape rooms that are physical adventure games. Players will use teamwork to solve puzzles, find clues, and interpret hints to accomplish an objective. It is only 5-minutes away from The Residences at Rayzor Ranch community! Book your next family fun day or date night with Quandary Escape Adventures!

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Painting with a Twist (Clearwater at Balmoral)

Painting with a Twist is a local paint & sip studio that allows you to bring out your creative side! The employees will help you create your very own masterpiece all while sipping on your favorite wine and enjoying time with family & friends. They have many events including Girls Night, Date Night, Trivia Night, as well as events for kids, and so much more. Only 15-minutes from our Clearwater at Balmoral community, it is the perfect party or date night destination!

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Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden (Edison Park)

Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden is a great way to enjoy and experience nature, take a leisurely walk-through waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths. You’ll be able to see Japanese maples, dogwoods, and cherry trees, and enjoy the peaceful scenery in Herrmann Park. This is a great way to spend some time with the family or enjoying a nice fun date only minutes from our Edison Park community.

Image Credit: Hermann Park Conservancy

Renting allows for more flexibility, so take some time off to spend with your family at one of these nearby destinations this summer!