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College Station, Texas
College Station, Texas
614 Holleman Dr E, Suite 100
College Station, TX 77840
visitcs@cstx.gov
1-800-777-8292
visit.cstx.gov/

Things to Do in College Station

As many a student who is supposed to be studying has discovered, there’s a lot of fun and excitement to be had around College Station. With a world-famous school, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, outstanding restaurants, and fascinating museums, you will discover a bustling place that’s buzzing with activity.

If you’re searching for things to do in College Station, look no further. Read on and you’ll know everything you need to have a great time in Aggieland.


Meet the 12th Man

Texas A&M University is one of the Lone Star State’s premier academic institutions. It’s also one of the most welcoming schools to visit, even if your collegiate loyalties lie elsewhere. One of the best ways to get a crash course in the Aggie spirit is by visiting historic Kyle Field on the day of a football game. You’ll be able to see statues around the stadium commemorating famous Aggieland traditions, watch the Corps of Cadets parade, and make new friends while you’re greeted with a “Howdy!” more times than you can count.

A&M’s campus has a number of other things to see and do, such as the Bonfire Memorial, the student center, and several art galleries. But one of its biggest draws is a relatively new fixture on campus, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Among the more than 30 permanent exhibits are a replica of the “Bush 41” Oval Office, a mock Press Room, displays of gifts received from foreign heads of state, and a section of the Berlin Wall. Temporary exhibits and some of the best educational College Station events of the year mean there’s always something new to learn, see, or do at the Bush Library.


Eat like an Aggie

When in doubt, eat like an Aggie. College Station’s culinary scene is worth indulging in, and as such simply getting a bite to eat is one of the best things to do here. For breakfast, get in line at Hullabaloo Diner - made famous by its appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives - for a breakfast burrito or biscuits and gravy. At lunchtime, stop by Layne’s, a longtime Aggie favorite serving up crispy chicken fingers with a delicious secret sauce. Date night? No problem! Head to Sôlt for handcrafted cocktails on the patio or Porters Dining + Butcher for a mouth-watering steak! After the sun sets, cap off the day with a cold brew and a game of “42” at the legendary Dixie Chicken in Northgate.


Take in the Arts

The arts community is thriving in College Station thanks in part to the concerts, plays, art exhibits, film festivals, and other student-oriented cultural events at A&M. Professional artists are flourishing here as well, like “the Texas Aggie Artist” Benjamin Knox. Knox’s gallery inside the old train depot building is a fun place to not only browse his artwork but also enjoy a glass of wine in the relaxed atmosphere of the “Wine Depot.” Meanwhile, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presents five concerts per year, with two children’s concerts and a free show at the Bush Library on Independence Day. Though students were once part of the orchestra, today they are all professional and one of College Station’s best cultural fixtures.


Hit the Trails!

College Station boasts 54 developed parks and over 35 miles of walkable trails! That means there’s something to do outdoors for everyone. Wet a line at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, where the pond remains stocked year round with bass, catfish, and, in the winter months, rainbow trout! College Station is proud to offer a Fun For All Playground at Central Park, too!

During the summer, relax and take in a concert at the amphitheater at Wolf Pen Creek or learn about the native wildlife that calls College Station home at the Lick Creek Nature Center!

 

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College Station, Texas
College Station, Texas
614 Holleman Dr E, Suite 100
College Station, TX 77840
1-800-777-8292
visit.cstx.gov/

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