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The Best Things to Do in Manvel, TX

Posted on 3/15/2023 by

Pomona prides itself on offering a wide range of thoughtfully designed amenities and year-round events, but another perk of living in one of the fastest-growing communities in Texas is that there are also plenty of things to do nearby. Located just 30 minutes south of Houston, Manvel offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city convenience, so whether you're looking for family-friendly activities or outdoor adventures, you’ll have no trouble keeping yourself and your loved ones entertained. So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover all the amazing things this vibrant town has to offer!

Wildcat Golf Club

With two 18-hole championship courses, The Lakes and The Highlands, the Wildcat Golf Club offers golfers stunning views and challenging layouts. The club also provides amenities such as a driving range, putting and chipping greens, and guests can grab a bite to eat or share drinks at the Vista Grill, making it an ideal venue for corporate events, weddings, and other special occasions.

Certified instructors offer golf lessons, and golfing packages suitable for players of all levels are available. Wildcat Golf Club is open seven days a week and accepts reservations online or by phone, so it’s easy to drop by whenever you’re in the mood for fun.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

This zoo is a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else in the area. Visitors can experience a guided tour on a safari tram to see and interact with exotic animals like zebras, giraffes, and buffalo. The zoo is also home to Addie Lou’s Barnyard and the Big Red Barn, so you can get up close and personal with even more animals.

If that’s not enough, Manvel is also only 30 minutes away from the Houston Zoo. With over 2 million visitors each year, the Houston Zoo is the second-most visited zoo in the US, and it’s easy to see why – it houses over 6,000 different animals, including elephants, rhinoceroses, and even the University of Houston’s mascot, Shasta the Cougar, making it a great way to get out and take a walk on the wild side.

Pearland Town Center

Only a short drive from Manvel, Pearland Town Center bills itself as a “lifestyle center / outdoor mall,” with a range of shopping options ranging from major retailers and specialty boutiques to restaurants and sporting goods. The town center also hosts various events throughout the year, including a summer concert series and annual holiday markets.

And Manvel residents will be even more spoiled for choices once the Manvel Town Center officially opens - taking advantage of the rapid growth that Manvel is currently experiencing, the new Town Center will feature over 750,000 square feet of anchor stores, dining spaces, and free-standing shops.

Basket full of strawberries picked at Froberg Farms

Froberg’s Farm

This family-owned farm is a great place to spend a day with your loved ones. You can pick your own strawberries, buy homegrown fruits and vegetables from the year-round market, and stop by the in-store bakery and snack bar to treat yourself to homemade pies, preserves, pralines, kettle corn, and more.

Starting on the last weekend of each September, Froberg’s Farm also kicks off their annual Fall Festival, featuring a corn maze, outdoor pumpkin patch, and various family-friendly events that run until the first weekend of November.

Killen’s Barbeque

A local fixture and one of the top-rated BBQ restaurants in Texas, Killen’s Barbeque offers ribs, brisket, turkey, and sausage by the pound – along with plenty of sides, sandwiches, and homemade desserts. Killen’s has been featured on Food Network and routinely makes the lists of best food destinations in Houston, so if you’re in the mood for some mouth-watering Texas craft barbeque straight from the pit, look no further.  

Independence Park

Located in nearby Pearland, the newly renovated Independence Park boasts plenty of picnic areas, walking trails, and a large playground. There’s also plenty of space for events, with an amphitheater, covered stage, and upgraded pavilion area, providing guests with the opportunity to rent out spaces for everything from birthday parties to outdoor festivals.

Whether you want to relax and enjoy some greenery or host your next big event, Independence Park has you covered.

Entry sign to Pomona by Hillwood community

Are you Read to Make Manvel Home?

There's always something new to discover in Manvel, and if you're in the market for a new home, we invite you to consider Pomona by Hillwood. This vibrant community offers a wide range of stunning homes, state-of-the-art amenities, and a convenient location that puts you close to all the best things to do in the area. With a variety of home designs to choose from and plenty of community events and activities to enjoy, Pomona is the perfect place to start your next chapter.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the best of Manvel. Contact Pomona today to schedule a tour and learn more about this incredible community.