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League City Opens Visitor Center and Cafe

The new resource for planners is located in the historic district

By Amy Durham

A historic cottage style house painted pale blue with a red door displays a sign with Soulfreak R.R. Cafe.
League City Visitor Center and Cafe || Courtesy of League City Convention & Visitor Bureau

League City has unveiled its first Visitor Center and Cafe in the charming historic district. The town celebrated the grand opening on Nov. 25, along with the launch of League City’s popular Nutcracker in the Park holiday market.

The Visitor Center is housed on a century-old property in League Park. The Station Master’s House was formerly the living quarters for the station master of the Galveston, Houston and Henderson (HG&H) Railroad. The GH&H Railroad, known as the “Old Reliable Short Line,” notably served as the inaugural rail link between Galveston and the Texas mainland.

A line of people waits in front of a cafe counter.
Soulfreak Railroad Cafe at the new League City Visitor Center || Courtesy of League City Convention & Visitor Bureau

Having served various purposes over the years, including as office space for League City Parks Department staff, this historic home has now been repurposed to extend a welcome to both locals and visitors. In collaboration with the Soulfreak Railroad Cafe, the Visitor Center offers not just brochures and souvenirs, but also a locally-inspired menu including empanadas and tamales.

The Visitor Center doubles as a hub for activities and events, with plans for live music nights, movie screenings in the park, art classes, and more. Additionally, visitors can anticipate an enriched experience through a printed guide to the Historic District and an interactive digital platform on League City’s Travel App, soon to be released.