The Woodlands area is home to several amenities centered around outdoor fun, shopping and education for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.
Dosey Doe Big Barn
This music venue—a 177-year-old barn from Kentucky—offers live music on a daily basis ranging from country and rock to gospel music and jazz. Well-known for its coffee, the venue first opened in 2006 offering both dinner and a show.
25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands
Glade Arts Foundation
This fine arts center that opened in April features a museum and an art gallery, offers art classes on a weekly basis and hosts live performing arts events throughout the year.
2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands
iFly Indoor Skydiving
This facility uses a vertical wind tunnel to offer skydiving experiences for visitors of nearly all ages. iFly also offers education-focused field trips and group events.
26860 I-45 N., Oak Ridge North
This man-made lake runs through The Woodlands Town Center and features two boat houses that offer kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing throughout the year.
2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands
The Recreation Center
The center offers camps, social events and outdoor enrichment activities, and features archery.
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
The Woodlands Children’s Museum
This nonprofit organization hosts art, science and musical exhibits and activities for children.
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands
The Woodlands Waterway
The waterway is home to shopping and dining options as well as public art.
East of I-45 between Lake Woodlands Drive and Timberloch Place
Ice Rink At the Woodlands Town Center
This family-friendly ice rink is only available during the holiday season and features a large ice rink as well as areas for parties and concessions.
2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands • 281-419-5630
Off the beaten path
This local winery near Creekside Park Village boasts a variety of reds, whites, blends and ice wines, and hosts events throughout the year ranging from wine tastings and karaoke to bottle art and painting classes.
8311 Ginger Drive, Spring
Kanga’s Indoor Playcenter
This 12,000-square-foot play center is open for children ages 1-11 and features a multilevel indoor playground, a rock climbing wall, slides, a mechanical pirate ship ride, a merry-go-round, inflatables, ball pits and a cafe.
26803 Hanna Road, Oak Ridge North
W.G. Jones State Forest
Located off FM 1488, the W.G. Jones State Forest is one of the nation’s largest urban-managed state forests and one of only five state forests in Texas. Managed by the Texas A&M Forest Service, visitors can ride bikes and horses, bring leashed pets, go fishing and hiking, and bring a picnic to the natural amenity. In addition to a variety of plant and wildlife, the forest is also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Middle Lake Trail, Conroe