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The city of Madisonville boasts the kind of attractions that will make your trip to the heart of Texas memorable. With a stirrup maker and cutting horse training facility, a local burger chain, a gas station that has become a cultural phenomenon in the Lone Star State, and a local cafe serving ice cold sweet tea, you’ll be getting the full Texan experience. So kick your spurs up and head for these attractions in Madisonville. READ MORE
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Buc-ee’s MadisonvilleOn paper, Buc-ee’s is a gas station ... not a place usually thought of as a can’t-miss attraction. Yet folks drive miles out of their way just to stop here and pick up sugary Beaver Nuggets, a taco or burrito from the grill, some quirky Texas-style merchandise, and maybe even a barbecue pit or deer feeder. 205 IH-45 SouthMadisonville, TX 77864(936) 238-6390Lake Madison ParkThis 246-acre park encompasses lovely Lake Madison, which is stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish. Get your line out to them from the floating pier, or enjoy some of the other facilities, including playscapes, baseball fields with bleachers, basketball courts, nature trails, and a covered pavilion. 1215 E. CollardMadisonville, TX 77864Madison County MuseumLearn the history of Madison County, including the colorful background of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association. Past exhibits have included “The Greatest Generation,” offering looks at medals and artifacts from local World War II heroes, a quilt exhibit, and “Madison County Christmas Through the Years.” 201 North Madison StreetMadisonville, TX 77864(936) 348-5230Madisonville Splash ParkThe city’s new splash pad makes a great complement to the adjacent Lake Madison, serving as a free place for kids too young to swim to cool off on hot summer days. Open Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. Lake Madison1215 E. CollardMadisonville, TX 77864
Nettles CountryNettles Country is the home of Hall of Fame Cutting Horse trainer Ronnie Nettles. Watch Nettles and the dogs at work, or take a cutting horse lesson. The ranch is also the headquarters of Nettles Stirrups, which you can watch being made or buy in the gift shop, along with eclectic home decor and accessories. 1087 Nettles LaneMadisonville, TX 77864(936) 348-6541Oak Ridge Country ClubThe nine-hole Oak Ridge golf course in Madisonville offers just over 3,400 yards of play, a driving range, and low-priced green fees during the week. Special events in the clubhouse include Sunday lunch buffets and a Christmas-time holiday market. Open Tuesday through Sunday. 2006 Country Club LaneMadisonville, TX 77864(936) 348-6264Woodbine Hotel and RestaurantBuilt in 1904, the Woodbine is a Texas historic landmark that’s still welcoming guests for a stay in one of its eight suites, or a first-class meal in its restaurant. Though the rooms are updated with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, the hotel still retains its Victorian-era charm. According to popular belief, it also retains some unwanted guests; the hotel enjoys its fair share of ghost stories. 209 North Madison StreetMadisonville, TX 77864(936) 348-3333
The city of Madisonville boasts the kind of attractions that will make your trip to the heart of Texas memorable. With a stirrup maker and cutting horse training facility, a local burger chain, a gas station that has become a cultural phenomenon in the Lone Star State, and a local cafe serving ice cold sweet tea, you’ll be getting the full Texan experience. So kick your spurs up and head for these attractions in Madisonville.