Enjoying Life in Conroe, Texas and Montgomery County
Conroe is a delightful blend of nature, history, the arts and recreation nestled in the beautiful Piney Woods of east Texas. Visitors find decision making the hardest part of their visit – so many places to see, so many things to do.
Should we spend the day relaxing on Lake Conroe or test our skills at one of the area’s premier golf courses, grab a backpack for the Sam Houston National Forest or a shopping bag for the outlet shops? How about a day at the beach just a short drive away to Galveston Island? There’s always something new to discover in Conroe and the surrounding area.
The Conroe area hosts a wide variety of traditional and unique festivals, fairs and events throughout the year from the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo to the annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in October. Each fall, Montgomery County steps back in time as home to the immensely popular Texas Renaissance Festival, depicting the life and times of King Henry VIII.
The Crighton Theatre, Conroe’s grande dame of the arts, stands today as a tribute to the dedication of a community proud of its heritage. The Crighton Community Playhouse presents a full season of amateur and professional productions, and you can enjoy concerts by the Conroe Symphony. Also located in downtown Conroe and offering year round theatre is the Owen Theatre, a live venue that is home to The Crighton Players.
The history of Montgomery County, Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag, is chronicled in the Heritage Museum featuring permanent and traveling exhibits. For further study, the new Montgomery County Central Library has a large collection of local history books and Texana and holds the fourth largest genealogical section in Texas.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, located in The Woodlands, is a uniquely styled amphitheater that provides the Houston region with an array of performing arts and contemporary entertainment in a setting of unparalleled beauty. As well, Conroe’s proximity to Houston makes it an easy drive to experience world-class ballet, symphony performances, opera, theater and professional sports.
Plus, one can have their pick of movie theaters, shopping and restaurants. Conroe boasts one of the largest outlet malls in the state, and just minutes away is the Woodlands Mall, the Portofino Shopping Center and Market Street with hundreds of stores to choose from.
Conroe’s close proximity to Houston avails Montgomery County residents of a wide diversity of internationally-renown museums, sporting and cultural events including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, the Menil Gallery, and highly-acclaimed and entertaining Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.