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 is WAY bigger than it was when I was growing up there, but still has a small-town feel (and is, in fact, still a fairly small town) with more things to do and see. The George Bush Library is a must-attend, our Barbecue is outstanding, and if you miss Messina Hof Winery (technically in Bryan) you will regret it later. Of course, Texas A&M campus is our pride and joy, and a visit there is a definite must. I love visiting my hometown, and think that anyone would.
Reviewed by EBL666
on April 26, 2012
College Station is a great town to raise a family with lots of fun activities for kids, excellent schools and safe neighborhoods.
Reviewed by armoore70
on April 26, 2012
College Station, TX is the epitome of friendliness! Aside from the fact that everywhere you go you are greeted with a cheerful “Howdy,” the overall community feel is of good old southern charm. Gentlemen still open doors for ladies, people on the road wave as you let them merge into the lane, and business owners and employees are always happy when you stop by.
Reviewed by LOaggie05
on April 26, 2012
I have lived and worked in College Station for the past 14 years and have grown to love this town more and more each year. It is THE friendliest place in the USA.
Reviewed by ratamu02
on April 26, 2012
Where "HOWDY" is more than a greeting -- it's a genuine spirit no one forgets!
Reviewed by amyduffel
on April 26, 2012
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