Magnolia was settled in the 1840s as Minks Prairie and had its name shortened to Mink before 1850. When the International-Great Northern Railroad arrived in 1902, the sleepy community of about 25 people moved along the railroad line. The community became called Melton after one of the largest landholders in the area. By 1940, the community had grown to about 400 people. It grew again when people discovered the Magnolia oilfield about one mile east of town, and the Seely family of Galveston started the Magnolia Petroleum Company. Grogan-Cochran lumber camp was built about two miles southeast of the community.
The town is now a community of about 2,000 people. While it is only open on some Saturdays, the Magnolia Farmers & Artisans Market is a fantastic place to shop for local produce, meat, and handmade products. Learn how to make a great cocktail while tasting brews from around the world at Deacon Baldy's Bar & Food Trucks.
Texas Renaissance Festival – Step back into history at this large festival that occurs every weekend during October and November.
Mardi Gras on the Stroll- Head to Sullivan Park to watch the Mardi Gras Parade before participating in the Cajun food cookoff during this springtime festival.
Depot Day – Celebrate Magnolia's roots at this April festival that includes historical games and activities at the Magnolia Depot.
Magnolia Showdown BBQ Cookoff – Eat barbecue and participate in barbecue cooking contests at this October festival in Unity Park.
Hometown Christmas – Watch the Christmas parade and shop with downtown merchants during this festival on the second Saturday of December.
Head to Huntsville State Park, which offers over 21 miles of hiking trails under tall pine trees. It is easy to lose track of time when playing on Lake Raven as paddle boats and kayaks are available to rent, and you can fish and swim.
Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway consists of four units. Birch Creek and Nails Creek are great places to fish on the lake, and the Lake Somerville Trailway connects them. You do not need a fishing license to fish on the 11,000-acre lake in the state park, so bring your gear and try catching bass and catfish.
Plan a day of water fun at Lake Livingston State Park by renting a kayak or paddleboard. This lake is a fantastic place to go white bass fishing. Escape the summer heat by going for a swim.
Head to Magnolia Cemetery to see the Waiting on the Son statue. Teri McCauley created this beautiful statue depicting an angel from a dying cypress tree. The statue is the first of a series of planned statues commemorating this city as home to the Texas Renaissance Festival.
There are fantastic campgrounds in and near Conroe, Texas. Lake Conroe RV and Camping Resort is part of the Thousand Trails family and has over 350 campsites near Willis. Lake Conroe/Houston North KOA Holiday offers a stocked fishing pond, outdoor games, and a heated swimming pool with a hot tub near Montgomery. Leisure Lane RV Resorts offers campgrounds in The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, and Pinehurst, with each having its unique features.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Magnolia, TX, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Magnolia?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Magnolia from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Magnolia?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.