15 miles east of Houston Intercontinental Airport, town was named
after the founder, postmaster and Justice of the Peace, P.S. Humble
in 1886. In 1904 oil was discovered; by 1905, the town was a "boom
town." In 1909, the local feed store owner Ross Sterling
along with a few others founded Humble Oil and refining Company.
Now known as Exxon.
- HUMBLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Features oil field equipment,
farming tools; home furnishings, and clothing of early families,
historic photographs. Open Tues. Wed. Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 219 Main Street.
- MERCER ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDENS - 21 acre facility
featuring formal gardens, arboretum, picnic area and five miles
of garden and nature trails. open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
closed Christmas. 22306 Aldine Westfield Road.
- SAFARILAND OF TEXAS, INC. - 120 wooded acres on fringe
of the Big Thicket with six miles of scenic roads with view of
palmetto flats and cypress swamp. Exotic animals include giraffe,
zebra, lions, and other rare species. Narrated tours in special
tram. Petting zoo, wildlife museum, picnic areas. open daily
9 a.m. to on hours before dark; closed major holidays. 231 McClellan
Road in Kingwood. ( 3 miles north on U.S 59; left on Kingwood
Drive; left on McClellan.) Admission.
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