Local destinations in The Woodlands area: 14 places to visit and things to see

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Hughes Landing Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.
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Texas TreeVentures Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper
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George Mitchell Nature Preserve Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Riva Row Boat House Courtesy The Woodlands Township
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The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park Courtesy The Woodlands Township
The Woodlands area is home to a variety of shopping centers and entertainment options including an outdoor concert venue, township-run recreation centers as well as smaller family entertainment facilities.

Local destinations



Augusta Pines Golf Club

The semiprivate golf course offers 18 holes of golf and guest rates on 30 acres in Spring.

18 Augusta Pines Drive, Spring

281-290-1900

www.golfaugustapines.com

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Owned by the nonprofit The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, this outdoor amphitheater presents year-round live performances including touring artists, holiday events and performances by the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and •Houston Ballet.•2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

281-364-3010

www.woodlandscenter.org

George Mitchell Nature Preserve

The nature preserve can be accessed from a trailhead in the Village of Indian Springs, where visitors can explore hiking and biking trails on the Spring Creek Greenway. The 1,800-acre site includes two hiking trail loops and 3 miles of bike trails.

5171 Flintridge Drive, The Woodlands

281-210-3800

www.springcreekgreenway.org

Hughes Landing

Situated alongside Lake Woodlands, Hughes Landing offers dining and shopping options along Restaurant Row as well as the Hughes Landing Bandstand, where outdoor live music performances can be seen throughout the year.

Hughes Landing Boulevard, The Woodlands

281-210-3800

www.visitthewoodlands.com/listing/hughes-landing

Market Street

The mixed-use town center located off Six Pines Drive includes more than 100 dining and shopping locations as well as a Cinemark Theater and Hyatt Centric Hotel. The site underwent renovations throughout 2019 to add synthetic turf, new seating, new lighting systems and a water feature to its central park.

9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands

281-419-4774

www.shopatmarketstreet.com

The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park

One of two main recreation centers in The Woodlands, the facility has indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a fitness room, game room and space available for rental. The site also hosts summer Sunny Dayz Camp programs as well as dance, music, fitness and language classes for children and adults.

5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-210-3950

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

Located in the Creekside Park area, the recreation center has a number of outdoor programs in addition to indoor offerings. The facility also has an archery range, teepees and tree houses and it is adjacent to the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center pool.

6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-516-7348

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Riva Row Boat House

Kayaks, paddle boards and swan boats are available for rental on Lake Woodlands. The boat house charges for rentals by the hour, and hours of operation change seasonally.

2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands

281-210-3965

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/rivarowboathouse

The Woodlands Mall

The mall includes more than 160 stores and restaurants along The Woodlands Waterway.

1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

281-363-3363

www.thewoodlandsmall.com

Off the Beaten Path

The Game Preserve

The family entertainment venue offers classic arcade games and pinball, with day passes and memberships available.

473 Sawdust Road, Spring

281-353-5189

www.gamepreservehouston.com

Main Event Shenandoah

The entertainment center hosts events and parties as well as offering bowling, video games, laser tag, billiards, karaoke, miniature golf and other activities.

19441 I-45 S., Shenandoah

281-355-5511

www.mainevent.com

Texas TreeVentures

A new feature at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, Texas TreeVentures provides outdoor climbing and ropes courses among the trees.

6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

281-210-2048

www.texastreeventures.com

The Woodlands Farmers Market

The year-round farmers market at Grogan’s Mill Center is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon except for the Saturday before Christmas and New Year’s Day.

7 Switchbud Place, The Woodlands

www.grogansmill.org/fmabout

Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf

The venue offers miniature golf in an indoor environment with black-light illuminated decor as well as other gaming options for families and parties.

3091 College Park Drive, Ste. 270, The Woodlands

936-273-4569

www.shankzgolf.com

This article ran in the January 2020 edition of The Woodlands. Read the full e-edition here.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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