The 10 Best Things to Do in College Station, United States

March 31, 2018 Jana Sager

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles (140 kilometers) northwest of Houston and 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 117,191 as of September 2017. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 14th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 255,589 people as of 2015.
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1. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

1000 George Bush Dr W, College Station, TX 77845-3906 +1 979-691-4000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 907 reviews

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research institution and academic environment dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibit of official records, personal papers and memorabilia from the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, with more than 43 million pages of official and personal papers, 2 million photos, 2,500 hours of videotape and 100,000 museum objects. Covering much of U.S. history since 1941, the library and museum features a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and precise replicas of President Bush's Oval Office, Camp David office and White House Situation Room. The museum also features a temporary exhibit gallery which lends to an ever-changing museum to visit. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Reviewed By SneakinDeacon - Southwest Virginia

I really love presidential history and have visited several of the Presidential Libraries and Museums. Eisenhower and Truman's were my favorites until I visited this this Museum. The staff is exceptional, from the security staff to the volunteers and docents, everyone wants to make sure you enjoy you visit and are more than willing to assist your. This museum like most Presidential Museums has a replica of the Oval Office. What sets this one apart is that visitors can actually go into the office and take photos. Museum Volunteers will even take your photo with your camera while you are sitting at the presidents desk. The events of 9-11 defined Presidents Bush's time in office and there are a number of exhibits and artifacts on display. This is an outstanding museum and if you find yourself in the College Station Area you should make time to visit. Personally I spend a little over 4-hours here and enjoyed every minute.

2. Kyle Field

Houston St, Texas A&M, College Station, TX +1 979-845-5129
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Kyle Field

Reviewed By GypsyInTheClouds

I really enjoyed my trip to Kyle Field. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the video screens. Food is outstanding. I highly recommend the pepperoni rolls. Wonderful staff. Be prepared for some walking. Uber is very good in College Station.

3. Bonfire Memorial

History Walk / Spirit Ring, College Station, TX 77840 +1 979-693-5562
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Bonfire Memorial

Reviewed By GypsyInTheClouds

As an Aggie (Former Student), I was really impressed with my first visit to the Bonfire Memorial. I had a tour guide with me and it was helpful. She pointed out many small nuances that reflected special things that made the memorial an outstanding tribute.

4. Museum of the American GI

19124 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845 +1 979-690-0501
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5 based on 49 reviews

Museum of the American GI

The Museum of the American G.I is a living history museum dedicated to preserving the equipment, uniforms and memories of all American Servicemen and women.

Reviewed By Shutter_Bug - Texas

My spouse loves military history so we drove the few stops south to visit. It's a lovely little history museum.

If you have any interest in military history and would love to see things like tanks and uniforms close up, it's definitely worth the visit. They also have a small gift shop.

We haven't yet visited for a reenactment or living history weekend, but I'm sure those are fantastic as well.

5. Santa's Wonderland

18898 State Highway 6 S, College Station, TX 77845 +1 979-690-7212
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4 based on 304 reviews

Santa's Wonderland

Open November 10th, 2017 thru January 8th, 2018! Come and experience the wonder of Christmas! Santa's Wonderland is a Texas Christmas Experience! Gather friends and family and celebrate the holidays with fun, food and activities. Take a hayride or horse drawn carriage through our Trail of Lights, visit Santa, roast marshmallows on open fire pits, watch a Christmas Movie in our Giant outdoor theater, visit the Petting Zoo, take a photo in our Giant Texas sized Snow Globe, take a ride on the West Pole Express, ride a Mechanical Bull, listen to live music on our main stage, munch on Texas vittles in Frostbite's Food Village ,sip at Wonderland Winery, & shop in our Christmas Trading Post! Have a Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all!

Reviewed By 175MOM - Texas

This was our 3rd visit. We were not planning on going this winter, but seeing they were open on Christmas day and it was a super-saver day, we thought why not. We got there before 7 PM and realized our mistake. There was a long line of cars trying to get to the paid parking lot. One of the free parking lot was full and we parked on the second lot. Then we saw long line of people waiting for shuttle bus. We guessed it would take 30 min to 1 hr to get on a bus. And we could not imagine how long we would have to wait for the hay ride. So we decided to leave. We totally underestimated how crowded this place could be on Christmas day.

We returned after New Year, on a weekday night. So glad we did, as the place was not busy at all, no wait for anything! It was a cold night, so that probably also helped.
We see they add something new every time we go there. This time we saw some new structures, the giant polar bear statures, and mechanical bull ride. The bull ride was fun for young and old. The lights display was beautiful and impressive as always. We love that their display keeps the Christmas spirits.
We had a chance to visit Houston Magical Lights this winter, and while their lights displays were amazing, that place was disorganized and the workers could not have been worse. The staff at Santa's Wonderland are nice and friendly. And this Wonderland has a magical Christmas feeling, even after Christmas.

I don't blame them for being busy on weekends and holidays. The food price is about what you would expect from an attraction like this. But the food quality could improve. They were out on a certain food item, and it seemed one of the food vendors were closed on the slow night we visited. Hard to eat when you have food allergies. The shops also have not changed over the years. We don't see anything special we have to buy there. Little disappointed with the Marshall Frostbite show. He came out, danced a little and then it was a picture time. I think he did more of a "show" last time we were there.

6. Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park

301 Olsen Blvd, College Station, TX 77845 +1 979-845-4810
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5 based on 29 reviews

Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park

Reviewed By LiveLoveTravelNow - Louisiana

Intimate college ballpark with some great student antics in the bleacher seats (202 to 204). Concessions and bathrooms are easily accessible to all seating areas. It was also nice to see the university employing students as hawkers during the game and not having to leave my seat to get Bluebell Ice Cream. Overall, this was a great college stadium experience.

7. Veteran's Park Loop

3103 Harvey Rd, In the Athletic grounds near S1-S6 softball fields, College Station, TX 77845-9414 +1 979-764-3486
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5 based on 15 reviews

Veteran's Park Loop

Reviewed By TAMAN1951

Great place to take a walk and reflect in the contribution made by our servicemen over the years

War is sad but the contribution of theses great guys is moving.

The park itself is very nice and very respectful.

I really enjoyed the time line in the side walk.

8. Reveille Gravesite

756 Houston ST, North side/Richardson Zone Plaza, College Station, TX 77843-0001
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Reveille Gravesite

Reviewed By dgbg100106 - Odenton, Maryland

This area at the North End of Kyle Field is where all the Reveille's are buried. They are buried facing the stadium and were given their very own scoreboard to watch their beloved Aggies play.

This area is beautifully maintained and you are asked to not walk on the grass on this memorial. Fresh flowers are placed on the memorial before each home game.

It is a nice visit and does not take much time, so stop by as you walk by for a game.

9. Lick Creek Trail

College Station, TX 77845
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Lick Creek Trail

Reviewed By Mike C - Bryan, Texas

Lick Creek Trail is a very nice getaway to get your walks in without the noise of traffic or restrictions of sidewalks, This land was formerly a farm that was given to the City of College Station, so it's like walking in the "back forty" of a country estate. I love going there and taking my camera for shots of plants or butterflies or bees or dragon flies. It even has a nice new facility for teaching about wild life along with restrooms. It's very nice. People who have well-trained and controlled dogs take them there as well and let them run freely. As long as they are good under command of the owners, I'm all for it. I've never had a problem with any of them.

10. Texas World Speedway

17529 State Highway 6 S, College Station, TX 77845-8465 +1 979-690-2500
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Texas World Speedway

Reviewed By Dr_C_and_E - Orange County, California

Tribute to the racing industry. Used to be a NASCAR track and now hosts smaller race events such as the Vintage Car Racing club style competitions. Participants and spectators all very friendly and approachable. And, of course, they love to talk about their cars. Great place to learn about automobile engines, antique race cars and a little history.

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