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Conroe, TX

Conroe is a daytrip full of all kinds of things – from exhilarating water fun to significant Texas history. Whether you’re looking to roam a lakefront playground, enjoy a getaway to the Piney Woods of East Texas or  learn about the beginnings of the Lone Star Flag, Conroe is the place for you!

CULTURE

Contrary to the what you may have learned from a certain amusement park, Texas had more than six flags before it settled on the Lone Star flag, and the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park is the perfect place to learn about all the flags in our history. This park features all 12 flags before Dr. Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery finally created the Lone Star Flag in 1839.

 For a history of Montgomery County, head to the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County in the 1924 Grogan/Cochran home. Learn more about famous Montgomery resident Dr. Charles B. Stewart who created the Lone Star flag and served as the first Secretary of State to the Republic of Texas, and try on period pioneer clothing in the Children’s Room.

Visit the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary that rescues wolves in Montgomery. You can learn all about these majestic creatures and even meet a few of them!

FOOD

In Historic Downtown, you’ll find the Red Brick Tavern that serves food just as legendary as the musicians that rock its stage. They specialize in revamping old favorites like BBQ Meatloaf topped with Yukon Potatoes and Pistachio Crusted Pork Chops, as well as delicious new creations like Pulled Pork Nachos and Bacon Fried Oysters.

If a day on the lake makes you crave fish, no need to hop in a boat and cast a line, head to Kuntry Katfish for the best fried catfish around. For 30 years the Vernon family has been serving up fried Southern fare and fish just like mama used to. Start with fried green tomatoes, and end with crispy fried catfish, frog legs and shrimp for one fantastic fried feast!

OUTDOORS

Conroe’s biggest attraction is the lake and an awesome way to explore it is on the only human-powered party boats in Texas at Dryft Cycleboats. Bring a beer, some grub and whatever else you need for a good time and hit the water. You can even dive in and turn this boat party into a swimming party!

If you want to look super cool and feel like a spaceman, head on over to Hydro Rockets where they’ll teach you to flyboard. This extreme water sport uses the water propulsion of a jet ski to make you fly through the air. It’s really easy to learn and your instructor will make sure you stay at a safe height. Soon, you’ll soaring high, diving like a dolphin and boarding like a pro!

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