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 the 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 Rd.
Restored vaudeville theatre, built in 1934, is home to a variety of
stage plays, music performances, opera, ballet, and special events. At 234 N. Main.
Call (936) 756-1226 for performance schedule.
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 miscellany and traveling exhibits. Open Thurs., Fri.,
Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Candy Cane Park, I-45 access road north of Texas 105.
Joe Roughneck Statue-
Commemorating George William Strake, who brought in the 19,000-acre
Conroe in 1931 and became Houston's first oil millionaire. In front of city hall,
505 West Davis St.
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.
Paddle Wheeler Southern Empress-
Ply the waters of Lake Conroe while dining and dancing. Dinner
cruises offered Thurs. - Sat. Reservations required. Departs from Lakeview Marine on
Texas 105 West, 7.5 miles. (936) 588-3000.
Texas 105 west through piney woods to Montgomery 15 miles; driving
tour of historic homes dating back to the 1850s.
A re-created railroad depot serves as tourist information center for
city and county attractions. Also has recreational maps and marina guides; open
daily; closed on holidays. At 1504 I-45 North.
Drive-through exotic game preserve on 225 acres. Animals from
addax to Zambezi sitatunga; petting zoo and unusual gift shop. Open Daily 8 a.m -
dusk; off I-45 just south of Conroe, at F.M. 1488 exit. Admission.