For families that are looking for a small town community with all of the big city amenities, Conroe, Texas is a place to go. It is located just 40 miles north of Houston with a population of 58,973, according to the 2011 U.S. Census estimate. Whether you are just visiting the area or considering a move there, Conroe offers plenty of fun family activities.
Bowling and Skating
AMF Woodlands Lanes is a good family destination, which provides a variety of entertainment for all ages. It has 40 lanes of bowling, billiard tables, video arcade games and plenty of food to go around. Rainbow Roller Rink is the place to go if your family enjoys roller skating. It has many events going on throughout the week including a family game night with fun games and prizes. Food and drinks are available at the snack bar.
Family Fun Centers
Conroe's Incredible Pizza Company is not just a place to eat pizza, although it does feature an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Your family can also putt around on the mini golf course, ride the bumper cars, play laser tag, race around in the go-karts and spend some time in the arcade with a chance to win prizes. You can also take the family to 7 Acre Wood, an outdoor fun park featuring a petting zoo the includes llamas, cows, chickens and baby goats. It also offers pony rides, a western-themed fort play area, a large playground and miniature golf.
The city of Conroe maintains 26 different parks with a variety of amenities ideal for family fun. Candy Cane Park is one of the more well-known parks complete with 24 acres of playgrounds, open playing fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a gazebo, pavilions and picnic areas. The largest park is Carl Barton Jr. Park with 201 acres of recreational space. It feature fishing ponds along with playgrounds, picnic tables, lots of grassy areas and walking trails. John Burge Park at Shadow Lakes has a public art space, a disc golf course and rolling landscape.
The Conroe Aquatic Center provides swimming fun all year round. It has two indoor pools, one for structured swimming programs, fitness and recreation, and the other primarily for diving and jumping, featuring various levels of diving boards and platforms. It also has an zero-depth entry outdoor pool with water slides, splash pads, water blasters, mini slides, play structures, swimming lanes and a giant splash bucket. It has plenty of space to suntan or picnic by the pool.
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