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Fort Bend County, Texas
Points of Interest

Fort Bend Museum Association, offers and introduction to local and Texas history. Located at 500 Houston St., open daily except Mondays.

Gordon Ranch, a beautiful 112-acre campsite . Open air pavilions as well as air conditioned facilities that can accommodate groups from 25 to 5,000. Full-service recreational facility. 7714 FM 359, Richmond, TX 77469, 281-342-9800

George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX 77406-1248, 281-343-0218. Through innovative and interactive programs, visitors can get their hands on the past. The sights, smells, sounds and tastes of a Texas gone by will bring your senses alive. Set amid 23,000 acres of working ranch and farmland, the Historical Park shares the stories of Texas with visitors in authentic historical settings.

Annual Events

July 4th, Independence day at the George Ranch.
Late October, Texian Market Days, bringing 100 years of Texas history to life.
November, 4th Annual George Ranch Historical Park Golf Classic
December, Campfire Christmas, Evening Christmas events at the George Ranch which includes a traditional holiday feast, live entertainment around a roaring campfire, hayrides, and tours of a beautifully decorated Victorian home. Reservations are required. 281-343-0218.

Accommodations

Comfort Inn-Klar Lodging Corp., 3555 Hwy 36, Rosenberg, Texas, 77471, 281-342-3700, FAX: 281-232-3709
Days Inn/Express Inn, 26010 SW Freeway, Rosenberg, Texas, 77471, 281-342-6671
FAX 281-342-2098
Executive Inn, 26035 S. W. Freeway, Rosenberg, Texas, 77471, 281-342-5387,
FAX: 281-342-5387
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Rosenberg, 27927 S.W. Fwy., Hwy. 59 South
Rosenberg, Texas, 77471, 281-342-4783, FAX: 832-595-0601

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