Pearland is defined by a rich heritage with its inception dating back to 1894. The city showcases a few historic sites that speak to Pearland’s legacy including the pivotal Gulf, Colorado and Sante Fe railroad depot and the Old Settler’s Cemetery. The city offers a unique treasure in the form of the Sri Meenakshi Temple – the only temple dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi off the shores of India. Built in the 1970’s, it’s the third temple built in the United States and it replicates the original in Maduri, India
Want to enjoy a round of golf in Pearland – take your pick from three, championship 18-hole golf courses! Bowling, disc golf, miniature golf plus fishing and hunting exhibitions are also close at hand in Pearland. We also have Major league sporting venues just a short drive from Pearland with NRG Stadium for NFL, Minute Maid Park for MLB and the Toyota Center for NBA games.
Locally you’ll find the Pearl Theater, home of the Pearland Theatre Guild, with staged productions designed to enrich the cultural life in the city. Enjoy a flick at a local movie theater with two, nearby cinemas.
You’ll find over 175 acres of beautiful park land and miles of walking, hiking, jogging, and bike trails in Pearland. Splash pads, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, dog parks and picnic tables are just a few of the amenities you’ll find in our parks which are perfect for relaxing, picnicking or bird-watching. For swimming, the Natatorium is a state of the art facility with a competition pool and 4 diving boards; a water depth of 7′-13′ and activity pool; zero depth entry and 4 lap lanes.
Visitors and local residents alike enjoy Pearland’s annual events. The programming is scheduled throughout the year and includes a variety of events appealing to kids of all ages including Paws in the Park; Concerts in the Park; Pearland Wine & Food Festival; Pearland International Festival; Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion; and Hometown Christmas just to name a few.
A Pearland stay is full of possibilities – we’ve put together just a few trip ideas to help you make the most of your visit to Pearland. Whether you’re staying for a day, a weekend or a few days, you’ll find plenty of things to do in and around the Pearland area with easy access to many attractions – start planning now!
Envisioned by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Pear-Scape Trail features artistic 4’ size fiberglass “pears” painted by local artists positioned throughout the City. The mission is to promote tourist related activity within Pearland in developing a public Pear Art Sculpture Trail as a cultural tourism attraction.
Birding in Pearland is popular as the City is located in northern Brazoria County, home to the Upper Texas Coast – Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Pearland preserves several habitats that are critical for birds flying in for migration. Birds fly in from across the Gulf of Mexico and as the saying goes “location is everything”. Luckily for bird watchers, novice and seasoned alike, Pearland is a perfect stop for birding – prepare to love it!
There are a wide variety of experiences to choose from in Pearland. Choose from Golfing, Shopping, Birding, Touring, and Eating your way through our many regional activities.