15 Best Things to Do in College Station

15 Best Things to Do in College Station

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Home to the infamous Texas A&M University- College Station might look like a quaint town of Texas- but don’t be fooled by the way it looks for College Town is filled with an ample lot of things for you to check out.

Having some of the best histories along with a lot of delicious restaurants- College Town might be a good place to check out for the next weekend.

Let us take a look at all the top 15 things to do in the gorgeous city of College Station-

Check out the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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For the first day of our trip to College Station- we shall be taking you to the prime attraction of the town.

This spot attracts locals and tourists every day and you shall always see a crowd in front of it. Fine, we will now be introducing you! Welcome to the iconic George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Town.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum used to be the personal library of the great George H.W. Bush who was the 41st President of the United States of America.

Also, it is a known fact that he was also buried right in this spot. You can find a lot of things about George H.W. Bush here. It has even a lot of his facts and documents where you can learn more about the great man.

Take a look at the Bonfire Memorial

Bonfire Memorial
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College Town is quite passionate about its football team. It is also related to one of the most tragic losses and rituals.

It is a well-known fact that the Aggie Bonfire is something that was done every time there was a match between the football team of the College Station and that of the University of Texas.

From the very beginning, it was an occasion of joy, but one day during the bonfire in 1999- a very tragic incident happened that lead to the bonfire never being constructed again.

12 people had died due to an accident that occurred for the bonfire was not built properly.

It is a very tragic venue today where people go to pay their respects to those poor 12 souls. Also, 12 stone arches stand in that place in memory of those kids who lost their lives.

Take a stroll around Research Park

Research Park
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Are you done with the library? We have a very peaceful spot to show you after that. Usually, the library takes half of your morning.

And, after getting breakfast- you can easily come to visit the Research Park if you want to enjoy some good scenes of College Town.

Also, the Research Park has a lake within it that is extremely picturesque. A lot of college students make their way around to enjoy the serene atmosphere.

It is extremely beautiful if you want to take an evening walk around. Want to enjoy a picnic? This is the spot in College Town for you and your friends to enjoy nature.

Catch a game at Kyle Field

Kyle Field
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Are you interested in football? Do chaotic matches in lively fields make your heart filled with joy? Welcome to the Kyle Field. One of the most popular spots in College Town, Kyle Field is the home turf of the football team of Texas A&M University.

Also, Kyle Field is a field open to the public inside the campus area of the university. Matches have been played here for a long time. It started almost back in 1904. But, a permanent stadium was only built in the year of 1927.

Kyle Field did not always use to be like this. But, after a lot of renovations and remodeling- you can now see one of the most beautiful football grounds in Texas. Also, this one is the largest in all of Texas.

Sip a few wines at Messina Hof

You know how much we love our vineyards on any trip! And, for that purpose- we shall be heading over to the most important vineyard in College Town. All our wine lovers- please pay attention for this is going to be quite a vintage ride!

Opening its gates to the public back in 1977, Messina Hof is favored by locals as well as tourists. The best part about the winery is their wine tasting, You get to indulge in a lot of good wines and have to judge them based on your taste buds.

There are a lot of wine tours that occur during weekends. So, do book yourself one if you want to drink like a maniac!

Also, there is a restaurant available onsite where you can order a lot of dishes that have their wine!

Get an idea about the history at the Museum of the American G.I.

Do you want to know more about the stories of the brave women and men who have served in the U.S. Military? Want to see their documents and belongings closely?

We shall now be taking you to the iconic Museum of the American G.I. The main objective of this museum is to preserve the rich heritage and the culture of the American Military.

You can get to see a lot of things in the permanent displays here. Get a closer look at all the uniforms they used to wear on their work!

You can also see a lot of vehicles that have been restored from the ruins of World War I. There is a lot of other equipment from the war here.

Say your prayings at St. Mary’s Catholic Center

Have you ever seen a church that is specifically for college students? Well, here in the unique town of College Station there is one!

Although the infamous St. Mary’s Catholic Center is not only for the students, it is a known fact that most of the visitors that this church gets are the students from the nearby colleges of town and some tourists. So, let us tell you more about this church.

You can attend the weekend masses as all are welcome to come here and get the blessings of the Lord. You can see a lot of students praying here for the church is very close to the universities. The ambiance is serene and beautiful as well.

Explore the nightlife of Northgate

Shops in Northgate
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College Station is home to one of the most popular universities in Texas. Such a town that houses colleges and universities is bound to have some of the best nightlife.

And, no doubt, the nightlife of College Town is remarkable too. The night is young here always. And, you can head out after midnight to have a taste of the remarkable nightlife.

Northgate is the space in town that has the highest number of hotels, bars, pubs, and restaurants all lined up on its every side.

Some of the best Texas food is available here. Want to get a taste of the spicy Mexican cuisine. You can find that here as well!

Benjamin Knox Gallery and Wine Depot is one of the largest galleries not only in College Town but in all of Texas. In this gallery, you get to treat your eyes with some artistic delights.

You can also find a lot of the original works of Benjamin Knox, the iconic artists. But, in the permanent collection- there are a lot of other pieces of fine arts too.

The best way to appreciate all those is to spend an afternoon here, walking around, and experiencing the fun. Do you know you can also sip on a wine or a beer while you admire the art? Here in this gallery, there are a lot of spirits available to lift yours.

Check out the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center

Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center
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Located inside the campus of the Texas A&M University, Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center is one of the finest museums that tell you more about the rich history of the Corps of Cadets of the university.

So, let’s head over to the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center for some more details now. There are more than 60 items displayed in the permanent collection.

They relay valuable information about the Corps of Cadets. There are also a lot of photographs and memorabilia in this museum. You can get to spend your time learning a lot of new thighs here.

Go on a tour of New Republic Brewing

You are in the amicable College Town. We would feel bad if you went back from your trip without having a few too many beers!

Well, college people know their beer! And, how would you feel if we told you that it is a local brewery that sells craft beer too? Come with us, and let’s head over to the iconic New Republic Brewing.

The taproom of the brewery is quite famous among locals and tourists for it has some of the best selections of craft beers. You can go on a tasting rage and choose from any one of the goodies to take that with you!

Taste the delicacies at C & J Barbeque

You had some of the best beers in town. But, a beer always demands some good foods to accompany along with it.

Now, if you are done drinking in the evening- how about you head over to a place that serves some good BBQ to fill up your tummy? Yes, a good BBQ is always welcomed in this household!

Did you know that this eatery once used to be a convenience store? Yes! When the owners Jo and Chip Manning first got hold of the place, they built it into a convenience store that sold cigarettes and beers along with some other essentials.

But, slowly- it came to their minds that they could set up a BBQ for the hungry students at an affordable rate. And, now it has turned into a deli-style restaurant since 1997, and no-one has even once complained about it!

Check out the local legend of Dixie Chicken

Dixie Chicken
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As you have seen by now- College Town is filled with delicious restaurants and food chains. And, since the town is filled with students- none of the places are too expensive for your taste.

But, the goodies they serve are of top quality and will make you drool, and leave you wanting for more.

Come on, let us head over to the Dixie Chicken if you want to eat some more lip-smacking meals. This restaurant serves the American favorites- greasy burgers and fries along with the crispy fried chicken.

The best part about this Dixie Chicken is that it has been here since the 1930s. Ever since it opened its doors- the locals have been loving it. And, now it is something special to even the foreigners.

Learn about the natural history at Brazos Valley Natural History Museum

Brazos Valley Natural History Museum
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Have you filled yourself up with the fried chicken and burgers now? Well, it is time to burn all those calories and learn something interesting at the same time.

Come on, follow us for we will be exploring the Brazos Valley Natural History Museum today!

One of the most popular places in College Station for the kids- Brazos Valley Natural History Museum is something you ought to check out with your family.

The place is quite interesting for it teaches you a lot about the local and natural history of College Town. Would you like to know what kinds of plants and minerals are found here?

Well, here at Brazos Valley Natural History Museum- you can get to know all there is to know about the local natural things of College Town.

Enjoy the Santa’s Wonderland

Who does not like the Christmas spirit? Everyone likes to enjoy the reds and whites of Christmas along with the soft sugar cookies and eggnogs.

The College Station is decorated in the best lights during the months from November to January. The town lits up in the lights of Christmas by a holiday fair.

Filled with shops that sell Christmas goodies, and food stalls whose aroma will make you drool- Santa’s Wonderland is indeed a piece of a miracle in the College Town.

The best part is the fair where it just feels magical and is filled with rides and lots of fun things to do, and delicious goodies to taste.

Did you know you can even ride a carriage with your loved ones? Romantic, isn’t it? Do try to visit Santa’s Wonderland if you happen to be in town at that time.

We, unfortunately, have to bid goodbye to this trip now. Until we meet again!