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Where To Go In The Woodlands

There are some amazing options when it comes to finding places to go in The Woodlands. Trying to decide where to eat in The Woodlands? Whether you are looking for a great pizza restaurant or a white table-cloth steakhouse, there is a constant rotation of  restaurants located throughout The Woodlands, from which to choose.
The Woodlands Texas Township is located less than 80 miles from the Gulf Coast (Galveston, Tx) and within minutes of the Sam Houston National Forest but, that's not the point. It's great to talk about how there are a multitude of things to do in The Woodlands but, you also need to know how to get there.
Where to Go in The Woodlands, TX pack the picnic basket and head out to one of the more than 200 parks in The Woodlands. Take Fido/Fida out to one of the five dog parks and let him or her romp around and make some new canine friends. Kids and adults alike can splash away the summer heat in one of the pools in The Woodlands, or the area splashpads & spraygrounds, and the so-called Rob Fleming waterpark in The Woodlands. Or maybe a more leisurely stroll or great place for a run is what you’re looking for; walk, jogging trail, or even bike along the various pathways in The Woodlands as well as the ‘Waterway Walk’ while taking in the music and lights along The Woodlands Waterway.

The Waterway

The Woodlands Waterway - Built in a similar fashion to the San Antonio River-walk, The Woodlands Waterway is lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants. Walking along the Waterway you might see ducks, egrets, turtles and of course wild fish, not to mention Japanese Koi in the Waterway Meditation Garden. The Woodlands Waterway provides pedestrian access between The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hotels, and restaurants. During cooler months, you might enjoy renting a Kayak, or a swan boat for some water-based exercise. Riva Rowe Boathouse, located at the dam between the upper and lower waterway offers a variety of kayak, and other watercraft rentals.

Movie Theaters

The Cinemark Movie Theater in The Woodlands is located near the Mall; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 on Lake Robbins Drive at Waterway Avenue. Additionally, recently added movie theaters like Xscape Theater on FM 1488, The Movie House at Creekside Park, Star Cinema Grill in Springwoods Village, and AMC Theater in Shenandoah are raising the bar. When it comes to interior design, seating, and audio quality. The Woodlands Movie Theaters now offer more luxurious seating and amenities designed to appeal to your cinematic senses and appetite.


Scattered among the village retail centers including Town Center and neighboring communities such as Shenandoah, Spring, and Oak Ridge North, are several Restaurants including Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe, Jasper's, and cold, Sweet Treats like (Fro-Yo), & Cold Stone Creamery, Red Lobster, Morton's Grill, Spring Creek Barbeque, Rico's Mexican Grill, Pallotta's Italian Grill, Perry's Steak House, Panera Bread and of course the usual assortment of drive-thru burger and taco fast food options. TWG has an extensive directory of Restaurants in The Woodlands sorted by various categories including cuisine type, village center location and more.

Public Art

The Woodlands Outdoor Art scene is comprised of some 55 sculptures, and 20 art benches.
The Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, provides a unique and accessible fine arts experience. Offering a hosted fine art gallery and antiquities, the curated museum-like exhibits showcases local and international artists alike. The acclaimed private and public art collections combined with non-profit programs delivered by the Glade Arts Foundation a (501(c)(3) focus on art education, scholarships and community based public art projects.

Locations Live Music Events The Woodlands Texas

Live Music

From any of the several local Bars to Township Music Events, to The Woodlands Pavilion, you can frequently find a live music presentation in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township's Live Music events are held at several locations in different villages across the master -planned community.

The Woodlands Texas Festivals


The Woodlands plays host to several festivals throughout the year. Town Green Park in Town Center is a frequent festival location, along with Northshore park, and Hughes Landing. The Children's Festival, Red Hot & Blue, and the Trick or Treat Trail just to name a few annual festivals.

The Woodlands Texas Festivals


Kids and adults alike can splash away the summer heat in one of the 13 pools in The Woodlands, or the area splashpads & spraygrounds, and Rob Fleming Waterpark in The Woodlands. Rob Fleming Swimming is the closest to a Splashtown as you are likely to get in The Woodlands.

Where are the public parks in The Woodlands Texas?

Public Parks

There are more than 200 public parks among the Villages in The Woodlands. The parks range in size from the smaller simple amenity parks with a pond, to the larger Village parks with pavilions, sports fields, play-sets, and more. You'll find a variety of public parks in every village for kids of all ages.

Places To Go

The Woodlands Texas Dog Park Locations

Dog Parks

There are currently five (5) dog-friendly parks throughout The Woodlands. Each offers plenty of room for your Fido or Fifi to run, play and socialize with other dogs from around the neighborhood.
Bear Branch, Cattail, Harper's Landing, Tamarac, and Terramont parks all include a dog friendly area.

The Woodlands Town Center

Town Center

Truly the heart of The Woodlands, Town Center encompasses the vast majority of dining, retail and entertainment complexes, well-placed commercial office space and beautiful, walk able landscapes. Town Center in The Woodlands is the 1,000-acre 'downtown' of The Woodlands and a regional destination for shopping, dining, commerce, urban living and entertainment.

Wheel Friendly Skate Parks The Woodlands Texas

Wheel Friendly

Each of the 9 Villages in The Woodlands feature a skateboard park. These Wheel Friendly Parks vary in size between the different locations. All of these 'skate-parks' are under the same set of rules set by The Woodlands Township.
Wheel-Friendly Parks (Parks for Skateboards, Skates and Bikes.) Wheel friendly areas are concrete based features including ramps, banks, pipes, bowls, walls, rails and jumps.

Frisbee Disc Golf Courses The Woodlands Texas

Frisbee Golf Courses

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf but, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is a "Pole Hole"®; an elevated metal basket.

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