Conroe boasts an illustrious past dating back to Civil War veteran and railroad captain Isaac Conroe. Under his direction, the town flourished thanks to its lumber industry as well as two early 20th century fires that devastated it.
Historic Downtown Conroe boasts beautifully renovated buildings, unique boutique shops and tantalizing restaurants. Additionally, Conroe boasts an impressive art scene and offers numerous events throughout the year to enjoy.
1. Lake Conroe
Lake Conroe offers watersports activities and dining experiences perfect for the whole family, making this lake an excellent place for water lovers.
Soak in the sun on a boat ride around this stunning lake or take a leisurely walk to one of 26 city parks throughout town. Our park system features bike trails created by mountain biking enthusiasts as well as ponds stocked with trout (you don’t even need a fishing license!).
Sam Houston National Forest offers breathtaking hiking and birding trails and lakes within an hour’s drive of Houston. Experience its beauty by spending an afternoon kayaking the lake. Built in 1973, its average depth is 20.5 feet with 157 miles of shoreline to explore – plus luxurious waterfront properties can be found nearby! Plus there’s Sam Houston Lake itself for fishing or swimming!
2. Historic Downtown Conroe
conroe isd sso stands out among Texas destinations as an unforgettable travel experience, boasting an expansive recreational lake, national forest, and historic downtown district – not to mention an array of boutique shops, tasty eateries and an outstanding arts community.
Walk around downtown to take in all that the area offers. Be sure to look out for artistic benches that depict aspects of its history, like those featuring tributes to Texas flag designer Rex Allen or celebrating local musical heritage such as boogie benches.
Explore Montgomery County’s rich heritage at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County or sample one of two craft breweries located there. Make time for an educational workshop at Madeley Gallery that teaches how to quill paper or use watercolor paint – you might leave with newfound artistic skills!
3. Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Museum, situated within Candy Cane Park at Grogan-Cochran Home, features numerous galleries that explore Montgomery County history. Exhibits examine lumber and oil industries as well as everyday life within Montgomery County.
The Heritage Museum provides research study spaces, narrative histories of area residents, traveling exhibits that schools may utilize, and an unique gift shop. Furthermore, it features a family history section featuring locally collected genealogy materials as well as an oral histories archive.
The museum features paintings and drawings by Mark C. Clapham, an accomplished Chickasaw painter and sculptor who passed away. As it is a non-profit facility run entirely by volunteers and open seven days a week – visit its website for more details!
4. Crighton Theatre
The Crighton Theatre, situated in downtown Conroe, is an historic theater. This venue hosts stage plays, musicals, and other events all year long; tickets for these shows are available through its website.
Harry Crighton, an oil magnate and former mayor of the city, constructed this theatre in 1934. Afterward, he donated its property to the county in 1976 for use as a movie house until drive-ins and widescreen theaters became more prevalent.
This historic theatre offers box, orchestra and balcony seating with excellent acoustics that ensure an unobstructed view of the stage from all seats. Additionally, this venue hosts various music concerts and performances by Stage Right Productions, Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, and Sounds of Texas Music series.
5. Heritage Place Amphitheater
Heritage Place Amphitheater is an outdoor amphitheater that showcases concerts from artists of different genres. Additionally, this venue hosts other events including fine art exhibits, classic car and custom motorcycle shows, food vendors and other forms of entertainment. For an enjoyable concert-going experience with family or friends on The Lawn – outside food and beverages may be brought in while chairs or blankets may also be permitted during select shows – Heritage Place Amphitheater has something to offer all.
Chester Renaissance has commissioned a trompe-l’il mural depicting how an amphitheater would have appeared originally. With its painted sand-covered ground, recreation of arena walls and seating arrangements and depiction of central tethering stones, visitors are immersed into an immersive environment created through this mural designed with input from archaeologists.