Tomball Things to Do

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    Historic Tomball Depot and Museum - FREE

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

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    The Tomball Railroad Depot was built in 1907 to support traffic on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. It was here the town's name was changed from "Peck" to "Tomball" after Congressman Thomas H. Ball. Today the depot houses a nice collection of artifacts and memorabilia about the railroad and its influence on the development of the town. The park area in front of the depot is a popular spot to bring the kids and for community functions. Hours are 1 PM to 5 PM on Sundays. Tours can be arranged during other hours (mostly for groups). Admission is FREE.

    Tomball Depot and Museum Tomball Depot and Museum Caboose
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    What is This???

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

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    As I was walking through the old part of Tomball I came across this thing outside a closed pizza place. It intrigued me as I am not sure what it is supposed to be. It looks to me like a joint in a top hat carrying a pizza (maybe he has the munchies?). What does it look like to you?

    Joint in a top hat?

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    Elmer L. Beckendorf Statue

    by Basaic Updated Mar 10, 2015

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    In the same little park as the Thomas H. Ball Statue is a statue dedicated to Elmer L. Beckendorf. Beckendorf left his beloved town to serve in World War 2. He returned after his service and bought into the family dairy. Beckendorf and his wife were very active in the community and were instrumental in establishing the area medical center, the YMCA, aiding the school district and many other community service organizations.

    Elmer L. Beckendorf Statue
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    Thomas H. Ball

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

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    There is a statue of the namesake of Tomball, Texas near the depot in a small park. Thomas Ball was an area congressman who was instrumental in the development of the port in Houston and an avid fan/supporter of the town of Tomball.

    Thomas H. Ball Statue
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    Main Street Crossing

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

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    This historic building was built in 1910 and was an IGA Grocery Store starting in 1919. Today it houses the Main Street Crossing, a restaurant and bar offering live music (mostly country and folk). The food tends toward typical bar food, burgers, pizza, salads. I did not try it but a couple of locals said it's good. They are also associated with a number of area churches. This appears to be the main place to hang out in Tomball.

    Main Street Crossing
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    Tomball

    by Basaic Written Feb 5, 2015

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    Tomball is a town of about 11,000 (up 21% since 2000) located at the intersection of Texas Highway 249 and Farm to Market Road 2920 in Harris County in the Northern Gulf Coast Section of Southeast Texas just 28 miles Northwest of Houston. Tomball would probably be just another suburb of Houston had it not incorporated in 1933, during the oil boom. The town was established around 1838 as “Peck” and was renamed in 1907 after Thomas Ball a Houston attorney and Congressman from Texas in the early 1900s. Many of the early settlers were from Germany and Tomball maintains a strong pride in its German heritage. Its location at the border between the Texas Hill Country and the flat coastal plains made it an ideal spot for shipping by rail. In the 1930s the area enjoyed an economic boom due to oil profits.

    There is a small heritage park (photo 2) and a Gazebo (photo 3) by City Hall.

    Tomball City Hall Heritage Park Gazebo
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    See a Movie at Santikos Theatres-Silverado

    by msbrandysue Written Jun 11, 2008

    This is my new favorite theatre! Why?

    1) They have a bar inside
    2) They have an ice cream bar inside
    3) They have unlimited drinks and icees in a do-it-yourself center
    4) The people are nice and respectful
    5) Not a lot of teenagers
    6) Management was very nice and gave free passes when waiting was needed
    7) They serve pizza just like they do popcorn

    From their website:

    Take your Movie Experience to the Ultimate Luxury Level

    Located on HWY 249 near Tomball, this Western themed entertainment complex has amenities galore for the whole family. Designed with comfort in mind, The Silverado offers plush seating and ample leg room in all 19 stadium seat auditoriums. Enjoy a sophisticated evening of fun and see why The Silverado IMAX is sure to become Houston's favorite theatre destination!

    The Silverado IMAX Houston offers

    19 screens with Digital Projection and Sound
    Digital 3D auditoriums
    Curved screens
    Exclusive! Reserved Seating for Hollywood IMAX films
    Full service restaurant
    Elegant Mezzanine Lounge
    Gelato and Coffee Bar
    State-of-the-art Gaming Gallery

    The Silverado IMAX also offers facilities for catered events, fundraisers, seminars and celebrations. Check out the Meetings & Events page for more information on Theatre Rental.

    Now hiring! For information please call (281) 290-0077.

    Movie Showtimes: (281) 290-0077
    Theatre Guest Services: (281) 290-0077
    *Box Office and Concessions Open 30 Min Prior to First Showtime of the Day

    From Outdoor In the lobby.....Bar upstairs Concessions Ice Cream Parlor

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    While driving in the Tomball...

    by wbozic Written Oct 4, 2002

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    While driving in the Tomball area, you should stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You'll be tempted to stare while driving which is dangerous as speeds are fast, except on Main Street (See Warnings)
    The land in and around Tomball was flat, open plains, just like the buffalo left it, but trees were planted in large numbers, so now the landscape in Tomball is woodlands. There is even a coummnity called THE WOODLANDS nearby. The trees are being cut in record numbers to make space for new communities & development, so stop and catch a glimpse now.

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    SPRING CREEK PARK--Tomball was...

    by wbozic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    SPRING CREEK PARK--Tomball was once a rural farming and ranching community but is quickly becoming the location for expensive subdivisions. Go to see Spring Creek Park to experience the natural beauty which captured the attention of developers.
    The park has sporting areas, like tennis and basketball, but the trees, flowers, birds, etc. are not to be missed.

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    Tomball Historic District

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

    Tomball has a nice historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. Not sure if they nicked the phone booth in photo 2 from the streets of London or what.

    Tomball Historic District Seen These?
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