Situated in the Houston Texas area, in Brazoria County, lies the town of Pearland, Texas. Named as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Pearland is a town that has beautiful parks, a vibrant history, and plenty of things to do. The relaxed and calm atmosphere make it the perfect spot for your next vacation. So go ahead and check out some of our favorite attractions in Pearland, Texas.
1. Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Depot
This historic depot was built around the year 1900, by the Santa Fe Railroad. Early settlers used to go here to pick up mail and supplies. Pearland became a settlement once the railroad was built. Vacationers love visiting this historic landmark and learning all about the early settlers of Pearland.
Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad Depot
Address: 3501 Liberty Dr., Pearland, TX 77581
2. Old Settlers Cemetery
South Portland's oldest landmark, the Old Settler's Cemetery.Posted by Fia Marquis on Sunday, 11 May 2014
Visitors love visiting the Old Settler’s Cemetery, in Pearland. This historic cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Pearland and was first built when pioneer Echolean C. Ackerly was buried here. Six Civil War soldiers are also interred here. Come take a relaxing walk and visit this Texas Historical Marker and learn a little history on the way.
Old Settlers Cemetery
Address: State Hwy 35, Main St. & Halik Rd, Pearland, TX 77581
Website: Old Settlers Cemetery
3. The First United Methodist Church
Methodist worship in Pearland can be traced back to 1894. This church was officially organized in 1898, as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Pearland. The original structure was unfortunately destroyed in a storm, but visitors can visit the new latest structure, built in 1917.
The First United Methodist Church
Address: 2314 N Grand Blvd, Pearland, TX 77581
Website: First United Methodist Church
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4. Pearland High School
Pearland High School has a deep history and shows the resilience of the Pearland people. It is also a Texas Historical Marker. The original building was also destroyed during a heavy storm, in 1915, but the school was rebuilt in 1937. When the school was destroyed, students had to walk for miles to go to the next nearby school. This, together with the Great Depression, caused a lot of children to not be able to focus on their education. This is when the resilience of the Pearland people came to light and the parents petitioned to have a new school built. Visitors, to this day, come visit the school to learn about the history of Pearland High School.
Pearland High School
Addresss: 3775 S Main St. Pearland, TX 77581
Website: Pearland High School
5. Sri Meenakshi Temple
When driving around Pearland, it may come as a surprise to see the towering structure of the Hindu Sri Meenakshi Temple. The Sri Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to the deity Meenakshi, Shiva’s wife, and it is the only Hindu temple dedicated to Meenakshi, outside of India.
Built in 1982, it is the third Hindu temple built in the United States. Experience this breathtaking Indian architectural structure designed in the tradition of Hindu temples. Over the course of the years, it has expanded several times and added a visitor’s center, additional temples and a large library. The temple hosts a variety of events that are open to devotees and the public, and visitors can preschedule a tour if they want to learn more about the temple.
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Address: 17130 McLean Rd, Pearland, TX 77584
Website: Sri Meenakshi Temple
6. Zychlinski Park
In 1880, a Polish nobleman came to Pearland and fell in love with the beauty of the town. Years later, Zychlinski Park was named after him. During the Great Depression, Pearland residents would watch baseball games at the park, but during WWII, this unfortunately ended.
Nowadays, residents and visitors take walks around the park’s nature trail and watch their children play on the playground. Zychlinski Park also hosts a farmers market every Saturday of each month, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. So, come out and take a look and purchase some local produce and handmade goods.
Address: 2243 Grand Blvd, Pearland, TX 77581
Website: Zychlinski Park
7. Pearland Golf Club
Come enjoy a few rounds of golf at the Pearland Golf Club. The club is open to non-members, so if you’re visiting Pearland, it’s a must see activity. The course was redesigned in 2014 to make this 18-hole course more challenging. Visitors will love to play a few rounds and experience the beautiful course.
Pearland Golf Club
Price: from 20 USD
Address: 3123 Flower Field Ln, Pearland, TX 77584
Website: Pearland Golf Club
8. Pearland Town Center
Shop till you drop and then dine at one of the many restaurants at Pearland Town Center. This regional lifestyle and shopping mall provides ample shopping and dining opportunities. With its 80 retail fashion stores and 25 restaurants, visitors will be sure to make a day of shopping here.
Pearland Town Center
Address: 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
Website: Pearland Town Center
9. Pearland Theater Guild
Come out and enjoy one of the many plays at the Pearland Theater Guild. The guild’s mission is to enrich Pearland’s culture and to allow residents to participate and to be entertained by the theater’s inspiring plays. The guild is the perfect spot for visitors to enjoy and support local theater.
Pearland Theater Guild
Price: Adults 16 USD, Seniors/Students 14 USD
Address: 14803 Park Almeda Dr, Houston, TX 77047
Website: Pearland Theater Guild
With its small town charm and vibrant history, Pearland, Texas, is the perfect spot to plan a relaxing vacation. It has so many wonderful attractions and things to do, so if you’re looking for a calm trip, yet want to learn about the town’s history, Pearland is the place for you. So, come on and book your trip today!
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