11 Best Things To Do In Tomball, Texas

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An excellent choice for a weekend getaway, this scenic town with an old-fashioned charm has plenty to offer all kinds of travellers. If you enjoy shopping, browse the wares in downtown Tomball’s clothing stores and antique shops. If you fancy an escape to the great outdoors, go exploring on the hiking trails in Burroughs Park or play a round on one of the dozens of nearby golf courses. There are also a variety of museums and a historic train depot that hosts numerous festivals all year round.

Once you’re done exploring the town and have worked up a giant appetite, Tomball has a number of scrumptious culinary options to choose from. Head over to The Whistle Stop Tea Room to sip on some amazing tea and lip-smacking sandwiches, homemade soups and a dessert case that’s worth the stop alone. Or, head to Mel’s Country Cafe, which serves amazing chicken-fried steak and hamburgers, both of which are considered tops by Texas Monthly. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in Tomball, Texas!

1. 1. Play a round of golf

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Tomball is just the destination for any golfer, with over thirty public and semi-private courses just a hop, skip and a jump away. The award-winning High Meadow Ranch Golf Club features a unique layout that offers golfers three sets of 6 holes, while the rolling fairways of Gleannloch Pines Golf Club resemble the golf courses of Ireland and Scotland. The strategically placed water hazards and sand bunkers at the Windrose Golf Club make for a rather interesting challenge, no matter what your skill level is.

High Meadow Ranch Golf Club

Address: 37300 Golf Club Trail, Magnolia, TX 77355

Contact Number: +1 281-356-7700

Website: High Meadow Ranch Golf Club

Gleannloch Pines Golf Club

Address: 19393 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Contact Number : +1 281-225-1200

Website: Gleannloch Pines Golf Club

Windrose Golf Club

Address: 6235 Pinelakes Blvd, Spring, TX 77379

Contact Number: +1 281-370-8900

Website: WindRose Golf Club

2. 2. Chill at Borrough Park

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Borrough Park is a 320 acre (130 hectare) park with lake-front views that offers a number of hiking and biking trails as well as some fishing opportunities. It houses a huge sports field, five playgrounds, a picnic area, over 8 miles (13 kilometres) of nature trails, an observation deck and a 7 acre (3 hectare) fishing lake. Unfortunately, swimming, boating, canoeing and kayaking are not allowed on the lake. The park also has a dog park and a barbecue pavilion with a seating capacity of 250 people.

Borrough Park

Address: 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball, Texas 77375

Contact Number: 281-353-8100

3. 3. Shop away for antiques and clothing

Antique Boutique
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A host of quaint shops and antique stores can be found in Tomball, each with an assortment of rare collectables that will allow you to make a one-of-a-kind addition to your existing collections. You will come across numerous art galleries on Commerce Street and Market Street, as well as a number of small restaurants serving up everything from barbecue and crepes to Tex-Mex favourites.

The Turquoise Door

What you’ll find: Accessories, Women’s Clothing, Home Decor

Address: 212 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375

Shabby Chic Texas

What you’ll find: Furniture

Address: 104 Commerce St Tomball, TX 77375

Birds of a Feather

What you’ll find: Antiques

Address: 406 W Main St Tomball, TX 77375

4. 4. Don't miss out on the historic Train Depot

Shields Depot (geograph 2473118)
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You can expect to catch some of Tomball’s annual events hosted at the Train Depot, such as the famous Tomball German Heritage Festival and the Tomball Texas Music Festival. Explore train-related memorabilia, art and antiques. There is a model railroad and tours are available on the weekends from noon to five. The premises also has a gazebo, which is a great place for a small picnic or just for photo opportunities.

Train Depot

Address: 201 S. Elm Street Tomball, TX 77375

Contact Number : +1 281-290-1400

5. 5. Visit the beautiful parks

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Make a trip to Spring Creek Park, a 114 acre (46 hectare) park with massive tall pines and open fields for Frisbee or picnics. The park has a lit basketball pavilion, an unlit softball area, two lit tennis courts, as well as a sand volleyball court and an archery range. There are three campsites, eight RV/camper hookups and one primitive camping area as well, with barbecue grills and washroom/shower facilities. Additionally, there are also nature trails and fishing opportunities.

Wendtwoods Park has a large pool, a play area for kids, a splash pad, basketball and tennis courts and some very beautiful gardens.

Spring Creek Park

Address: 15012 Brown Rd, Tomball, TX 77377

Wendtwoods Park

Address: 8950 Creekside Green Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77385

6. 6. Tomball Museum Center

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The museum houses a collection of beautifully restored homes and other buildings built by some of Tomball’s earliest residents. There is the Griffin Memorial House, built by early Texas lumberman Eugene Pilot in 1860 and also the 1895 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, both of which provide an up-close look at what life was like here for early settlers.

Tomball Museum Center

Address: 510 N Pine St, Tomball, TX 77375, USA

Contact Number : +1 281-255-2148

7. 7. Pick your own fresh fruit at Matt Family Orchard

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This 40 acre (16 hectare) farm, owned and operated by the Matt family, offers Asian dates, persimmons, pears, pumpkins, blackberries and blueberries, all of which can be picked on site. The fruit is sold by the pound, so fill your containers as high as you like. Locally produced honey and fruit spreads are also available at the farm store. Tours are available as well, but only by reservation.

Matt Family Orchard

Address: 21110 Bauer Hockley Rd, Tomball, TX 77377

Contact Number : +1 281-351-7676

Website: Matt Family Orchard

8. 8. Tejas Chocolate Craftory

Snow's BBQ Brisket and Ribs Lexington, TX
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While you can grab truffles and chocolates in some rather unique flavours like jalapeno fig and key lime pie, you can also enjoy smoked brisket and ribs by the pound. This place is so famous among the locals that they have had to shut down online and bulk orders because of the heavy demand they’re facing.

Tejas Chocolate Craftory

Address: 200 N Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375

Contact Number: +1 832-761-0670

Website: Tejas Chocolate Craftory

9. 9. Take the Mega Mel Challenge at Mel’s Country Cafe

9 inch Burger
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Try this greasy spoon’s crazy burger challenge; finish the burger plate featuring one and a half pounds of ground beef, a full pound of bacon, a quarter pound of cheese and all the trimmings in under two hours, without help and get your picture on the Wall of Fame as well as a t-shirt.

Mel’s Country Cafe

Address: 24814 Stanolind Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

Contact Number: 281-255-6357

Website: Mel’s Country Cafe

10. 10. Rob Fleming Aquatic Center

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The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center is a water park with a resort-style pool, a splash area and a host of fun slides. It houses an interactive play area with a 150-gallon (567 litre) dump bucket and a 500" long lazy river as well as a two-story flume slide. Located adjacent to the 72 acre (29 hectare) Lake Paloma, this is the place to be on a hot summer day.

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center

Address: 6535 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389

11. 11. Bouncin Bears Texas

Bouncing castle
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This is a great indoor play area for kids with a number of bounce houses and inflatable slides. They also host parties and events for kids.

Bouncin Bears Texas

Address: 6526 Farm to Market 2920, Spring, TX 77379

Website: Bouncin Bears Texas

Go Tomball!

Music concert
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If you’re fond of birds and other wildlife, consider visiting the Theis Attaway Park, which will give you plenty of opportunities to spot some rare fauna. Moreover, staying in Tomball also allows you to experience the best of the Houston area minus the hustle-bustle of the big city. So, what are you waiting for? Check out Tomball, Texas!

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