Legends Sports Complex announced Oct. 3, 2017 its location at 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, will close after 10 years due to damage the facility sustained from Hurricane Harvey.

You’re looking forward to your big trip to The Woodlands, Texas for all those athletic events your kids will be participating in at the Legends Sports Complex… but you also know it’s on you to find other things to do and great places to eat for your family while you’re there. Well the good news is The Woodlands is one of the finest planned communities in the world, chock-full of recreational opportunities. A half hour south is Houston, one of the largest cities in the country also full of fun activities and great restaurants. Add to this the year-round fun that the Texas climate allows for and the famous eating you can enjoy all around there and you’re good! Try these fun, family-friendly places first:


Things to Do

Escape the Room

Escape the Room offers four brain stumping escape rooms for your team. It’s the premier escape room experience in the Woodlands area. Every one of their rooms places you in an exciting story where you and your team must work together to solve clues, find objects, and piece together what’s going on to accomplish the task at hand. You have 60 minutes to escape. Will you make it out in time? 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #4006, The Woodlands, TX 77380


Northshore Park on Lake Woodlands

North Shore Park, overlooks the beautiful 200-acre Lake Woodlands; it has lots of room for a team to hang out and play. The park has swings, play equipment for older kids, volleyball courts, picnic tables, fishing areas, and of course, a great view of the lake. 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380


Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town

Just eight miles from the Legends Sports Complex down I-45 is your team’s answer to Texas’ summer heat. Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town is 40 acres of fun with more than two million gallons of water gushing through attractions for everybody in your family. From leisurely tube rides on the Guadalupe River Adventure to plummeting down seven stories through slippery tubes, they’ve got all the splashing fun you and your team could ask for.

Consider thrill rides like the 60-foot high Alien Chaser that sends your little thrill seekers down two-by-two through shrieking tubes and dark tunnels. The Big Spin is seven stories of “brain thrilling” dropping fun. The RipQurl will test you kids’ limits of excitement as they travel upwards at 26 feet per second, eventually splashing into the pool below. Tornado is the ultimate storm. It starts 75 feet in the air before throwing the bravest of your young ones into a giant funnel spouting 5,000 gallons of water. Eateries dotted around the park serve up kid favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza. 21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373


Legends Sports Complex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Woodlands Children’s Museum

Another close activity to the Legends Sports Complex is The Woodlands Children’s Museum, which aims to “create opportunities that educate, empower and excite children and families through play while inspiring a lifelong sense of wonder and discovery.” Does that sound like something your kids might be interested in? Of course it is! The museum takes play very seriously, recognizing its importance in helping kids succeed as adults. Kids “play pretend” safely while exploring “real world situations.” Communication, social, and critical thinking skills are the focus with interactive exhibits.

Science programs like E.A.R.L.Y. Robotics prompts brainstorming as a way to higher level thinking. The resident art bar and wide offering of workshops inspire the imagination. Cultural awareness grows with the making of Latin American-inspired art. Let the exhibits and educational programming of this wonderful children’s museum excite and educate your young and curious minds. With separate play areas for smaller children to play safely, everybody’s covered. 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280, The Woodlands, TX 77381


TGR Exotic Wildlife Park

Also in nearby Spring, TGR Exotic Wildlife Park boasts 10 full acres of exotic animals, from aardvarks to wallaroos. Your kids can get up close to Bengal tigers, camels, binturongs, and more. Experience this exceptional collection of over 100 animals from more than 25 species of the planet’s most exotic, fascinating, and endangered animals.

Animals lovers in your family already know aardvarks and boa constrictors. Maybe they’ve seen capuchins and gibbons in the local zoo. But you have to take them to TGR Exotic Wildlife Park so they can see the Kune pig, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Tamandua, or the fabulous Coendou and Capybara. As head of a family or team, you know life itself can be a zoo.  TGR Exotic Wildlife Park wouldn’t have it any other way! 22115 Sherrod Ln, Spring, TX 77389


7 Acre Wood

In Conroe, Texas, just 20 minutes from the Legends Sports Complex, lies seven and a half acres of old-fashioned family park fun. 7 Acre Wood offers everything from a petting zoo to a Western Play Town along with mini golf, a gigantic playground and sandbox, and pony rides. Your kids will love tying up horses, moseying into the jail to find the sheriff, and helping lock up those bad guys. 4401 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303


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Places to Eat

The Egg & I

For breakfast, brunch, and lunch head to The Egg & I, a family-friendly, diner-style restaurant specializing in homestyle American standards. They believe great food served in a friendly environment is all that all you really need. 1620 Research Forest Dr #100, The Woodlands, TX 77381


The Republic Grille

The Republic Grille is a “rustic eatery with a Hill Country vibe” that blends the regional flavors of Texas and the South. Moderately priced, upscale yet casual, it’s a full-service restaurant right in the heart of The Woodlands. Enjoy the warm and inviting decor with rustic furnishings, stone accent walls, and big barn doors. Try their award-winning chicken fried steak! 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #490, The Woodlands, TX 77381


Caffe Di Fiore

Caffe Di Fiore is a quaint Mexican restaurant just minutes from Legends Sports Complex. Their tacos and enchiladas are crowd pleasers beloved by many. The other traditional Mexican dishes will leave you with a full stomach and very satisfied taste buds. There isn’t a bad meal option on the menu at Caffe Di Fiore. Every one of them is a winner. 10110 Woodlands Pkwy #900, The Woodlands, TX 77382


Legends Sports Complex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsTommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar may be a chain, but how could you pass up their vibrant, island atmosphere, fun menu, and great food? Try their Mango BBQ Chicken Lollipops or their World Famous Coconut Shrimp for a snack, their House Roasted Pork Sandwich or Crispy Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich for lunch, or any of their Bungalow Favorites like their Caribbean Rubbed Mahi Mahi or Parmesan Crusted Sanibel Chicken for dinner. 9595 Six Pines Dr, Spring, TX 77380


The Houston metropolitan area has much to offer in the way of entertainment and restaurants. But you may be limited in time to drive the 30 miles into the center city of Houston. If that’s the case, then these suggestions will keep you closer to the action at the Legends Sports Complex, without sacrificing the fun. There’s no doubt that you’ll definitely enjoy this part of Texas!