To give you a little history of Spring; the area was settled by German immigrants in 1840. The Wunsche family settled in the area and began farming the land. The area had a tremendous growth after the railroad was built through the town in 1871. The town served as a railroad center in the early 1900’s. A roundhouse was built and it was a major switchyard. The roundhouse was moved to Houston in 1923 and the Spring TX population began to decline. In the 1970’s the Houston suburbs started expanding to the north. At that time some of the old houses in Spring were restored and became stores. The Old Town Spring Association was formed to promote this unique village. Old Town Spring has become a tourist attraction with all kinds of unique specialty stores.
Many locals remember that one of the three Goodyear blimps, the airship America was based in Spring TX from 1969 to 1992 over where the Home Depot on I-45 is now located. It was designed and built by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron Ohio.
Old Town Spring is a restored railroad village of the early 1900s with some 150 shops featuring antiques, arts, crafts, clothing, and restaurants. It is open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. noon- 5 p.m. I-45 at Spring Cypress Road, Exit 70A, and one mile east. You can stroll along and find all kinds of restaurants and shops. You can even stop along the side and buy yourself a snow cone or you can stop to eat at one of the numerous Cafe’s. You won’t want to miss Wunsche Brothers. You can get a some of the local history about the Wunsche family. So does your doll need to go to the Doctor. Look no farther Old Town Spring has a Doll hospital.
Splash Town is an exceptional 46-acre water park in Spring. You can catch a wave in enormous wave pools and experience the waterfall on Shot Gun Falls or splash into the Blue Lagoon, a two-level activity pool. There’s something for everyone at the 46-acre park. Open daily June-Aug.; weekends in May and Sept. On northbound I-45 at Holzwarth Road., exit 68.
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