Discover Things to do In Madisonville, Texas.
Madisonville is within driving distance of three cultural
and economic centers of Texas —Dallas/ Fort Worth, Bryan/
College Station and Houston.
While staying in one of Madisonville’s hotels or motels
situated minutes from Interstate 45, go fishing on Lake
Madison or go skydiving at the Madisonville Airport.
There’s no shortage of things to do within Madisonville,
but here are just a few.
The star of this business is the restrooms — huge,
bright and spotless. There are literally dozens and dozens
of gas pumps; more than any other station. The store is
the most amazing convenience store anywhere. Clean,
well lit, spacious and busy … there are many Buc-ee’s
brand products to temp you. Beaver Nuggets are a favorite. The employees are friendly and helpful. Buc-ee’s is located at 205 IH-45 in Madisonville.
Cemeteries in Madison County Texas
There are 61 cemeteries located in Madison County,
with 13 of them in the city of Madisonville. The
Madisonville Cemetery and West End Cemetery are the
resting place for over 3,000 of our local friends and beloved family members, with many gravesites dating back
to the early 1800’s
El Camino Trail
Lesser known but much older trails are the El Camino
Real De Los Tejas and the La Bahia Trail. The El Camino
Real was an East/West Corridor that connected West Texas
and New Mexico with Louisiana and the Mississippi River.
Portions of it survive in modern-day Madison County as
Old Spanish Road (OSR) and Highway 21.
Fishing is a great way to spend time unplugged,
outdoors and in nature. Madison County is home to 92
lakes, rivers and other fishing spots.
In the fall of 1966, a dream became reality for the people of Madison County when Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Parten (local civic leader, rancher, oil man and businessman) gave 400 shares of Union Oil of California stock to its citizens to purchase a building for the Madison County Library. On January 27, 1966, the Madison County Commissioners Court purchased the former Colonial Inn at 605 S. May.
The building would be renovated into a library, with $75,000 set aside by the bond election held on December 21, 1966. There was a strong feeling in the community that Madison County could no longer deny the citizens the benefits of a good public library, and that a good library containing books for people of all ages would be an investment for continuing community growth. On October 4, 1967, final approval was sent from Austin for the library. The agreement between the Texas State Library and the Madison County Library lists total estimated funds for the library at $110,000. This included the purchase price of the building, equipment, architects’ fees, supervision and inspection, construction contracts and contingency, and the purchase of 10,000 volumes to stock the library.
The Madison County Library was officially opened on April 27, 1969 and dedicated to Wayne Lafayette Parten. The Summer Reading Program, Story-time for toddlers and public access to computers and fax machines are some of the programs and services provided by the library.
The Oak Ridge Golf Course is a 9-hole course in Madisonville featuring 3,408 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.9 and has a slope rating of 125. Designed by Leon Howard, the Oak Ridge golf course opened in 1967 and is located at 2006 Country Club Lane FM 1452 in Madisonville, Texas. 936-348-6264.
Madison County Museum
The museum hosts changing exhibits including locally-made and antique quilts, an exhibition on WWll and contributions to the war effort by Madisonville citizens, and Madison County Christmas
through the years. The museum is located at 201 N Madison Street, Madisonville, 936-348-5230.
Nettles Country Store
Nettles Country Store has an unusual western flair, mixing western décor and western tack,
sometimes even integrating the two together. Nettles Country Store is home of the World’s Finest Hand-crafted Horse Saddle Stirrups. Nettles is located at 1087 Nettles Lane, Madisonville, 936-348-6541.
Lone Star Olive Ranch
Lone Star Olive Ranch is a family owned and operated olive business ideally located in Madisonville, approximately 95 miles north of downtown Houston and 140 miles south of the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth. They grow and produce 100% Texas extra virgin olive oil. They also provide olive orchard related services for orchard installation, consultation and management. They are all about the olive! Stop by at 856 FM 2289, Madisonville, 832-445-4130
Whether you’re a first-time skydiver or an experienced jumper, Texas Skydiving Company is dedicated to ensuring you have a world-class skydiving experience.
They offer tandem skydiving, learn to skydive training programs, and sport jumping in brand-new facilities designed to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. They are located at 2207 Airport Lane, Madisonville,