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Conroe, Texas

As the seat of Montgomery County Conroe lies on the southern edge of Sam Houston National Forest with its towering pines, rolling hills, and woodland lakes. Backpacking along the 127-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail amid the unspoiled beauty of the forest is popular with hikers, where they often see rare and uncommon birds, including the red-cockaded woodpecker.

The county is known as "Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag," for in 1839, the state legislature adopted the flag designed by resident and patriot, Dr. Charles B. Stewart, as the official state flag.

Resorts, campgrounds and marinas dot the tree-lined shore of Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe is home to eight public golf courses with more than 153 challenging holes.

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival attracts thousands to the downtown square on the second weekend in October. Activities include a parade, live entertainment on three stages, fun and games for the kids, arts & crafts and plenty of spicy food.

The storied community of Cut and Shoot - where flea markets flourish on the weekend - is 5 miles east of Conroe.

Just down Texas 105 is the town of Montgomery where you can take a self-guided tour of historic homes, buildings, and antique shops. Shoppers find bargains at Conroe Outlet Center at I-45 and League Line Rd. and at quaint antique malls throughout the city.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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;

Conroe, TX Museums

Paddle Wheeler Southern Empress

Ply the waters of Lake Conroe while dining and dancing. Reservations required. Departs from Seven Coves Resort on F.M. 830

Conroe, TX Paddle Boats

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. Outdoor exhibit at Heritage Museum, I-45 access road north of Texas 105

Conroe, TX Memorials

Scenic Drive

Texas 105 west through piney woods to Montgomery 15 miles; driving tour of historic homes dating back to 1850

Conroe, TX Scenic Drives

Crighton Theatre

Restored vaudeville theatre, built in 1934

Conroe, TX Historic Theatres

Things to do near Conroe, TX

Cargill Long Park

Two-and-one-half mile walking, jogging, and bike trail flanked by towering pines and native flora. Signed exercise stations; ...

Marshall Depot and Museum

Located in the heart of the Ginocchio National Historic District, the prominent Texas and Pacific Depot houses both a train d...

Ellen Trout Zoo and Park

Fully accredited zoo shows a wide variety of animals and birds; known for its breeding programs for West African crowned cran...

Footbridge Garden Park

Wooded setting for 546-foot footbridge, said to be nation's longest, originally built 1861 for crossing valley during rainy s...

Jefferson Historical Society Museum

Four floors of articles, documents and antiques from bygone era. Mementos of pioneer days, early steamboat commerce, and ante...