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    Things to Do and See in Conroe

    About Conroe

    The city is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe. Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881. The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named “Conroe’s Switch”, the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.

    During the 1930s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.

    Things to Do & See | Places to Stay & Eat

    Things to Do and See

    Looking for things to do and places to see here? There are a number of activities and venues you will want to check out!

    Places to Stay

    Sometimes a short day trip becomes an extended day trip and you will want to find a place to stay nearby. Here are some of the local area lodging facilities.


    Places to Eat

    One of the joys of a day trip is checking out places to eat. Whether it is a local diner, a family restaurant or a national chain, we have you covered!