Things to do in Katy TX

With little more than their dreams for a better life, these families boarded the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (M-K-T) railroad destined for a place people called Cane Island. The name Katy came later and historians believe the city was named after the M-K-T railroad, which was better known as “The Katy.”

The combined sales tax rate for Katy, TX is 8.25%. This is the total of state, county and city sales tax rates. The Texas state sales tax rate is currently 6.25%. The Fort Bend County sales tax rate is 0%.

Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy is a city just west of Houston, in Texas. The Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum has train-related exhibits in a restored depot, with an old caboose railroad car outside. Nearby, the KCAM Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend showcases work by local and regional artists. The Katy Heritage Museum features vintage farming equipment and antiques. Leafy Mary Jo Peckham Park is dominated by a fish-filled lake.

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Katy Heritage Society

Playground & covered picnic area

Free military museum focusing on the foreign conflicts in which the US has been involved.

Katy Play Station

Large, train-themed kids' playground

Small park with grassy areas, a playground, walking paths & a large, covered picnic shelter.

Mary Jo Peckham Park

Outdoor & indoor public recreation area

Community park with a fishing pond, walking trails & an indoor swimming pool & fitness area.

Typhoon Texas Waterpark

Sizable waterpark with serpentine slides

Spacious, playful place with serpentine water slides & a lazy river for tubing, plus eateries.

Antonia's Restaurant

Traditional Italian dishes & wine presented in a warm, family-friendly space with an outdoor patio.

2001 Katy Mills Blvd

Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Healthy options

Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant

Kid-friendly outpost offering Tex-Mex staples & margaritas for lunch, dinner & happy hours.

5831 Hwy Blvd

Happy hour food · Happy hour drinks · Comfort food

Snappys Cafe & Grill

Classic American diner fare, including Greek dishes, served for breakfast & lunch in casual digs.

5803 Hwy Blvd

Comfort food · Quick bite · Cozy

Texas Tradition

Family-friendly dining on burgers, steaks & seafood in a super-casual setting with picnic tables.

1306, 5321 Hwy Blvd

Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Quick bite

Willy Burger

6191 Hwy Blvd #101

Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Quick bite

Katy City Park


Spacious play area with train-themed structures & play equipment for kids with disabilities.