Home to a beautiful namesake lake, Conroe, Texas is located 45 miles north of Houston and is the home of some great boating, fishing, and swimming, as well as some spectacular hunting and golfing if you’re more into staying on dry land. Although 21-mile Lake Conroe is one of the town’s largest attractions (with ample boat ramps and marinas), there are also many restaurants that line the shore, not to mention some scenic resorts and RV parks. Additionally, there are very affordable accommodations to suit all tourists’ budgets.
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Conroe, Texas: Home to Texas State Flag and State Seal Designer
Conroe’s Historic Significance
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Conroe also has 20 parks throughout its city limits, including playgrounds, picnic areas, and biking/hiking trails for the whole family to use. They also have well-maintained tennis and basketball courts for the sports buff. And if you’re into history, it might surprise you to know that the Texas state flag and the Texas state seal were both designed by a pioneer settler of Conroe, whose home can still be toured to this day. Now called the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, and a cornerstone of Heritage Place, it’s also a popular spot for festivals, concerts, and even weddings.
Local Stores, Antique Shops, and a Historic Theatre Still in Operation
And if you’re the type that likes to tour shops and pick up a little souvenir from each place you travel, you’ll find yourself in good company in Conroe. They have several local shops, including antique stores situated downtown, and for the performing arts enthusiast, the historic Crighton Theater, which at the time of your visit, may be featuring a live performance, is a historical must-see. You just never know what you’ll find in Conroe, but it won’t be bad to find yourself there, that’s for sure.