MARKEting and TOuriSM
Marketing & Tourism
Director of Marketing & Tourism
210 W. Cottonwood St. Madisonville, TX 77864
A Little Bit About Us.
Madisonville is a laid-back town that’s perfect for unwinding and de-stressing. With fewer than 5,000 residents, you will never have to content with big-city lines or traffic, regardless of what you decide to do.
Madisonville is conveniently located halfway between Houston and Dallas and about 40 miles northeast of College Station.
The city of Madisonville was named in honor of the fourth president, James Madison. However, Its nickname, “Mushroom Capital of Texas” derives from the presence of the Monterey Mushroom facility, and – as most people know it – its hosting of Texas’ biggest annual celebration of the mushroom.
Held annually in October, the mushroom festival kicks off with the Shiitake 5K Run/Walk in downtown Madisonville. Be sure and join in so you work up an appetite for all the food and drink there will be to enjoy throughout the day; From fajitas made with Monterey mushrooms to Texas wine and craft beers. There is also an auto showcase, art and photography exhibits, a kid’s zone, quilt show and live entertainment and so much more. By the end of the day, you will agree that Madisonville’s nickname is well deserved.
We have a lot to offer
Play on Lake Madison – At 75 acres, Lake Madison may not be the largest lake in Texas. However, it does offer more than its fair share of things to do in and around the water. If you’ve got a boat, get out in the water and fish for bass or catfish; lie on the deck and soak up the sun’s rays. The lake is located inside the larger Lake Madison Park, which has been updated throughout the years to make it one of the most fun places for kids and families in town. There are baseball and softball fields, walking trail, playscapes, basketball court, a fishing pier, grills for picnicking, a covered pavilion and more.
The Splash Park is adjacent to the lake, providing a safe place for youngsters to get wet and wild, while you relax in the shade. Located at 1215 E Collard Street, Madisonville, TX 77864 Phone: 936-348-9333
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”. Located at 201 N Madison Street, Madisonville, TX 77864 Phone: 936-348-5230
Fannin Oaks Country Club – The nine-hole golf course in Madisonville offers just over 3,400 yards of play, a driving range and low-priced green fees during the week. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Located at 2006 Country Club Lane, Madisonville, TX 77864 Phone: 936-348-6264
Lazy 8 Flight School – Madisonville now has a Flight School. At Lazy 8 they have the resources to take someone from their first lesson all the way to a career at the major airlines. Lazy 8 offers lessons at a more afforadable rate than the larger airports. In addition to flight training they offer Discovery flights as well as Scenic Flights. They are Located at 2207 Airport Lane, Madisonville, TX 77864 Phone: 936-285-6162
As drivers anywhere along Interstate 45 are no doubt well aware by now, Madisonville boasts a
Buc-ee’s location, stocked full of all the Beaver Nuggets and quirky Texas souvenirs your heart desires.
Don’t forget to check out the new Madisonville Christmas Company, located adjacent from Buc-ee’s. Come and enjoy Christmas all year long! In addition to all the Christmas decor and delight you could ever think of, grab a bite to eat or sit by the fire with friends and enjoy a drink in their large courtyard. Located at 3475 Hwy 21 East, Madisonville, TX 77864