Tomball Travel Guide

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Tomball Things to Do

  • Historic Tomball Depot and Museum - FREE

    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....

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  • What is This???

    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?

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  • Elmer L. Beckendorf Statue

    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...

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  • Thomas H. Ball

    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.

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  • Main Street Crossing

    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...

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  • Tomball Historic District

    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.

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  • Tomball

    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....

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  • See a Movie at Santikos...

    This is my new favorite theatre! Why?1) They have a bar inside2) They have an ice cream bar inside3) They have unlimited drinks and icees in a do-it-yourself center4) The people are nice and respectful5) Not a lot of teenagers6) Management was very nice and gave free passes when waiting was needed7) They serve pizza just like they do popcornFrom...

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  • While driving in the Tomball...

    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...

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Tomball Restaurants

  • Favorite Sandwich

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...

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  • Burgers and More

    Red Robin's is more famous for their stacked burgers than anything else... However, my mom and I go there for their salads and wraps. I have tried all of their wraps and hard time deciding which one to order each time I go...which is fairly often (sometimes up to once a week).It can be loud in there...Most of the waiters are high school or college...

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  • Whataburger, McDonalds,Burger...

    Whataburger, McDonalds,Burger King, Luby's, Popeye's, Blimpies, Wendy's and Subway, are all located near 'Four Corners'. You'll get the expected mass produced meal.All of these are very close.

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  • Goodsons Cafe

    Good wholesome food. This location is the latest. It is at the same location as the older & smaller place. This new building is bigger and has a nice wood interior. Prices are moderate. Chicken-fried Steak. This place was proclaimed and advertised as the best chicken-fried steak in Texas. Well, that's quite a statement. Surely, it is among the...

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  • Rancho Grande

    Fantastic Fajitas and Margaritas. This is a popluar place for people to go after work or for office parties. Fajitas!

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  • Mel's Burgers

    Homemade burgers in HUGE size and very low prices. This is a family run and operated restaurant somewhat out of the way from town. Portions are so large even football players can't finish. HUGE Hamburgers

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Tomball Local Customs

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    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2015

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    Tomball has a farmer's market almost every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Area farmer's bring fresh produce, natural food products, and more; and area artists and craftsmen bring their products too. This is more than just a market, though as it appears many from the town and the surrounding area use this as a way to see old friends and neighbors and socialize. Good place to meet the locals. It is located at 205 W. Main Street.

    Farmer's Market and Crafts Fair
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Arts and Culture

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Tomball Off The Beaten Path

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    by wbozic Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Confederate Powder Mill site.
    This monument is located in Spring Creek Park near the crater left by the explosion of the gunpowder plant. The plant operated from 1861 till the explosion in 1863. The crater is full of water and looks like an ideal swimming hole but it is fenced-off and NOT safe for swimming.

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Tomball Favorites

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    by wbozic Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit some of the fanastic restaurants!

    Fondest memory: Tomball was settled by German Lutherans and is a conservative, Christian community, which is expanding rapidly. Cattle and oil/natural gas are the big industries, although Compaq is also a major employer.
    Despite rapid growth, Tomball retains a quaint small town atmosphere.

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