Clarion Suites Near the Woodlands
18456 I-45 S.
Shenandoah, TX 77384
Phone: (936) 273-1500
Fax: (936) 273-2496
Arts & Museums
When you think of deep spiritual artistry, you might believe that you would have to venture to Europe to experience it. This California artist will capture your spirit and prove that is not the case. Known as the "Painter of Light," Thomas Kincade has done numerous nature paintings of lush gardens, charming cottages and inviting gateways. All are soft and soothing to the soul. His works include Rose Gate, Garden of Promise, Petals of Hope and many other famous collectible works. With a worldwide following and notable reputation, Mr. Kincade has established this signature gallery to display his idealist creations.
On the upper level of The Woodlands Mall, is a wonderland for kids in the form of the Woodlands Children's Museum. The exhibits and the several events that the Museum organizes, are expressly designed such as to educate children in an innovative and interactive manner. Unlike other museums which have a hands-off policy, this Museum invites children to explore different subjects, live animals, building blocks, colors and so on and learn through practical experience. Membership to the museum is available. The Museum is the perfect place to treat your kids after a hectic shopping spree in the Mall.
Fans of Old Town Spring usually find this museum very interesting. Situated in the heart of the beautiful village, it tracks the history of the former railroad boomtown of the 1800s that is now a prosperous tourist and shopping attraction. The periods covered include the German farming immigrant era, the railway and saloon days, the war and depression era and the 1980s tourism revival and boom. The story is told through writings, photographs and artifacts.
A collection of original historical documents, information on the impact of the lumber and oil industries on the area and the everyday lives of area residents, a replica of the office of Dr. C. B. Stewart, the first Secretary of State to the Republic of Texas, and a hands-on children's room with a log cabin and a turn of the century general store are just some of the items featured in exhibits in three permanent galleries concerning the history of Montgomery County.
Founded in the year 2008, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is an art gallery with a difference. The gallery promotes amalgamated artworks in different genres which are truly unique. For instance, the gallery hosts light themed paintings and other artworks. You will also get to check out some works that do not fit into the traditional definition of fine arts but are experimental in nature. Besides paintings, the place also hosts exhibits for mementos and sculptures as well as artistic events and youth programs. If you are interested in fine arts, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts reveals a different angle of the art world to you.
Although it sounds bizarre, National Museum of Funeral History actually provides an interesting look at the customs surrounding burial practices. View funeral memorabilia and artifacts that belonged to famous political and celebrity personalities in the "Funerals of the Famous" section of the museum. Equally intriguing is the coffin room that is filled with out-of-the-ordinary coffin themes, including giant fish, cars and a full-sized replica of King Tut's sarcophagus.
Houston is a city that offers a lot of free (and fun) attractions. This museum is located at the Police Academy on the spacious grounds of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and is a great place to spend an afternoon. Police uniforms from around the world are on display, along with a somewhat odd collection of various weapons seized from criminals. With the assistance of an officer, you can view the elaborate gun collection and see what riding in a police car is like. The police helicopter is always a big hit with people of all ages.