Attractions in Madisonville

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.

Buc-ee’s Madisonville
On 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 South
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 238-6390


Fossil Tree Farm
Named for the petrified wood found and used on the property, Fossil Tree is a 162-acre working farm that invites you to stay in a log cabin and get away from it all. Paid farm visits are available, but if you’re staying, you’re welcome to explore the owners’ sustainable ranching operations. Plus you can go fishing, birding and wildlife viewing, kayaking, and biking on the grounds.
2448 Cannon Lane
Madisonville, TX 77864
(281) 705-4249

Lake Madison Park
This 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 East Collard
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-2748

Madison County Museum
Learn 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 Street
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-5230

Madisonville Splash Park
The 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 early September.
1215 East Collard
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-2748

Nettles Country
Nettles 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 Lane
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-6541

Oak Ridge Country Club
The 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 Lane
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-6264

TX Burger
Born right here in Madisonville in 1973 with the mission of delivering never-frozen burgers with exceptional service, Texas Burger uses all-natural beef patties produced by baseball legend and longtime rancher Nolan Ryan. Breakfast burritos, tacos, patty melts, and even “Bacon Maverick” burger round out your main course. For dessert, top it off with - what else? – a scoop of delicious Blue Bell ice cream. 
2902 East Main Street
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-2723

Walker’s Cafe
Walker’s is the place to go if you’re craving home-style food, from meatloaf to mashed potatoes and chicken ‘n’ dumplings. Follow up your main meal with a sweet-tooth-pleasing peach cobbler, some old-fashioned candy, or a fresh-baked cookie. Located on the downtown square, Walker’s is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, and all day on Friday. 
112 West Main
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-2672

Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant
Built 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 Street
Madisonville, TX 77864
(936) 348-3333

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