Places to Visit: Bryan/College Station, Texas

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Bryan/College Station are so close together one hardly notices when they cross the street and come in and out of each other.  Bryan, the older of the two cities, was founded in 1855  and named in honor of William Joel Bryan who was the nephew  of Stephen F. Austin.  College Station was named a city in 1938  but traces its history back to 1871 with the founding of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, ( now called Texas A & M University).

Bryan/College Station are two very busy cities alive with many college students and all the amenities one could want.  The cities are steeped  with history, museums, culture, libraries, and all the stores, hotels and restaurants one could want and is one of the fun places to visit in Texas.

When visiting the College Station area the first thing one will notice is that the colors of maroon and white are EVERYWHERE.  Maroon and white, of course, are the colors of Texas A & M and no matter where one goes they will see those colors along with the word “aggieland”.  Aggieland is on the water tower, many business signs and hanging somewhere in just about every restaurant in and around town.

When visiting the Bryan/College Station area the following are a few of the must see attractions:

Brazos Valley African American Museum

The Brazos Valley African American Museum highlights the history and heritage of African Americans in the Brazos Valley.

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History 

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History showcases exhibits on science, culture, natural history, including fossils antique farming an survey equipment.  The Discovery Room has live animals on display and interactive exhibits.

Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History

The Childrens Museum of Brazos Valley

The Childrens Museum of Brazos Valley provides hands on learning for children and adults in the realm of theater, commerce, medicine, nutrition, media and the arts.

George Bush Presidential Museum and Library

The George Bush Museum and Library  is dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibition of official records and memorabilia of George H.W. Bush.  The museum includes a section of the Berlin  Wall, replicas of Bush’s Oval Office and Camp David office, and a section devoted to First Lady Barbara Bush.

Gibbons Creek Reservoir

A reservoir, accessible on weekends for picnics, fishing and camping.

Lake Bryan

Lake Bryan offers miles of hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, swimming and a boat ramp.

Messina Hof Winery

Texas A & M University

Texas A&M, a world class educational institution, offers libraries, galleries, and museums.

Where to Eat in Bryan/College Station:

Bryan/CollegeStation offers an abundance of restaurants in every price range and every ethnic cuisine. Price range from very cheap to very high end. You will find some kind of restaurant on every corner so you will have no problem looking for your favorite.

When visiting Bryan/College Station nearby places to visit include Madisonville, Anderson, Hearne and Caldwell.

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