Seat of Montgomery County on southern edge of Big Thicket area.
Towering pines, rolling hills, and woodland lakes offer abundant
outdoor recreational opportunities; 10 area golf courses, resorts
and marinas on Lake Conroe. The old (1931) but still-producing
Conroe Oil Field southeast of city is of interest, and historic
locations are marked. Storied community of Cut 'n Shoot is 5 miles
east of Conroe. Shoppers find bargains at the Conroe Outlet Center
at I-45 and League Line Road.
HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
JOE ROUGHNECK STATUE
JONES STATE FOREST
PADDLE WHEELER SOUTHERN EMPRESS
- CRIGHTON THEATRE - Restored
vaudeville theatre, built in 1934, is home to a variety of stage
plays, music performances, opera, ballet and special events. At
234 North Main. Call 409-756-1226 for performance schedule.
- FISH POND - Four acre fishing
facility stocked with hybrid catfish; provides gear and bait to
catch your own. From I-45 North, exit Shepard Hill Road to Texas
75. Admission. 409-244-2434.
- HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
- In restored home of a pioneer timber family. Permanent exhibit
features life of Charles B. Stewart, designer of the Texas Lone
Star flag and the Texas State seal; other historical miscellanea
and traveling exhibits. open Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in Candy Cane Park, I-45 access road north of Texas 105.
- J-MAR FARMS - Petting farm with
Indian Village, pony rides, hayrides, fishing, cow-milking, and
more. Open April to November from Tues. to Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Dec. - Mar., Sat. - Sun. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exit 91 off I-45,
League Line Road to Longmire, right to Calfee Road. Admission
- JOE ROUGHNECK STATUE - Commemorating
George William Strake, who brought in the 19,000 acre Conroe Oil
Field in 1931, and became Houston's first oil millionaire. In
front of city hall, 505 West Davis Street.
- JONES STATE FOREST - Five miles
southwest via I-45 and F.M. 1488. Birdwatcher's haven with over
150 species identified; boasts highest density of rare red cockade
woodpecker. Sweet Leaf Nature Trail, self-guided tour.
- SCENIC DRIVE - Texas 105 west
through piney wood to Montgomery 15 miles, driving tour of historic
homes dating back to 1850s.
- PADDLE WHEELER SOUTHERN EMPRESS
- On Lake Conroe; sightseeing cruises Sat & Sun. at 3 p.m.;
dinner cruises offered Thurs. - Sat.; Sun. brunch. Reservations
required. Departs from Del Lago Resort and Conference Center.
Tex 105 west to Walden Road. Call 409-6=582-2229.
- VISITOR CENTER - A simulated
railroad depot serves as a tourist information center for city
and county attractions. Also had recreational maps and marina
guides; open daily; closed on holidays. At I-45/F>M. 2854 intersection.
- WORLDWIDE SAFARI - Drive-through
exotic game preserve on 225 acres. Animals form addax to Zambezi
sitatunga; petting zoo and unusual gift shop. Open daily from
8 a.m. to dusk; off I-45 just south of Conroe, at F.M. 1488 exit.
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