College Station, Texas

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Also known as Aggieland, College Station is the home of Texas A&M University, which provides athletics, art and entertainment popular with the surrounding community while maintaining its own community of close to 50,000 students. The campus hosts the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as football, basketball and baseball games that attract fans from all over the country.

In addition to the presidential library, the area offers the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Brazos Valley African American Museum, the Texas A&M Sports Museum, Museum of the American G.I., and the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. Beyond sports and museums, Bryan-College Station also offers wineries, outdoor recreation around Bryan Lake, historic downtown Bryan, and diverse food and nightlife.

College Station has dozens of parks with an abundance of green space and opportunities to hike, bike, fish, picnic, or play. A variety of athletic facilities or fields and swimming pools make for an active and family-friendly community. These public spaces host craft shows, dance and music festivals, fitness workshops, and benefits throughout the year.

Local seasonal events include the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in October with food, wine, art and music; Messina Hof’s annual Harvest Festival celebrating wine in July and August; and the Brazos Valley Farmers Market promoting local food and agriculture twice a week year-round. Find out more from locals' reviews here!

College Station, Texas is the friendliest small town! People wave and stop to let you in during "rush" hour traffic. One time my husband was going inside a convienent store and the teenager ahead of him held the door open for him and entered after my husband. A teenager!
Reviewed by wcreighton
on April 26, 2012
Love this place, provided a great home away from home while attending college!
Reviewed by Laura12
on April 26, 2012
True Texan & Aggie qualities of friendliness & helpfulness
Reviewed by marti128
on April 26, 2012
Welcome to Aggieland! Home of Texas A&M University. Everyone you meets greets you with "Howdy" The city is easy to get around and the George Bush Presidential Library is a must see!
Reviewed by Mrodgers
on April 26, 2012
College Station and Brazos County have been home to my family since they first came here in the late 1800s. Since then, we have maintained a presence here living, or working, or attending Texas A&M University. Through the years we've seen many changes as progress forges ahead. But for me, it's the little things that remain unchanged that make me feel most at home here. I can still visit the special little outcropping of trees at Brison Park where we played during the summer. The older neighborhoods still have a local charm all their own. All four houses I lived in as a child are still here and still maintain their integrity. I can still visit shops and parks that I visited as a child. And although some say we are a town without a downtown, I prefer to say that we have the biggest town square in the world .... Texas A&M. The only thing missing is not being able to ride my bike on the ramps at Kyle Field. But that's probably best at my age. Many of my classmates still reminisce about the College Station experience. To us, it was Camelot. In many ways, it still is.
Reviewed by lwink2
on April 26, 2012
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