Things to Do in Tomball, Texas

Less than an hour’s drive from Houston’s downtown district, Tomball, Texas is home to only about 12,000 residents—but it could hardly be a richer, more vibrant, or more popular destination. Regardless of the season, locals and visitors who Google “Tomball, Texas things to do” will find a long and interesting list of attractions, events, and activities to suit nearly every age and interest.

Tomball Festivals

In the Houston area and beyond, a Tomball festival is always a don’t-miss event. These award-winning fêtes take place from March through December:

Tomball Golf and Other Outdoor Recreation

If you’re in the mood for fresh air and a little exercise, Tomball boasts thirty-six golf courses and driving ranges. It also has parks and nature preserves for fishing, hiking, biking, boating, disc golf, paintball, and more. For those interested in history or all things spooky, the town has more than forty historic cemeteries to explore as well as haunted tours of downtown Tomball. There’s also the Kleb Woods Nature Center and Farm, which features hiking trails and camping and picnic sites.

Things to Eat

Tomball is famous for its Texas barbeque, country cooking, Baja-style food, ice cream and more. Make a reservation at one of its best restaurants, or pick and choose from a variety of eateries.

Indoor Activities


When the weather is less than hospitable, there are still an exceptional number of things to do indoors. The Tomball Museum Center is a great place to start: it features multiple restored buildings and museums. For kids and train enthusiasts, there’s the historic Railroad Depot and Museum, whose displays include both life-size and model trains.


Tomball’s historic downtown district is an excellent place to browse antique shops as well as boutiques and specialty stores.

Live Music

The greater Houston metro area is well known for its excellent live music shows and venues, including Tomball’s own Main Street Crossing. This unique nonprofit venue hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music in an intimate setting that also offers food and beverages.

If you’re a resident of or visitor to the Houston metro area, consider attending an event at Main Street Crossing. Main Street Crossing is a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!