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 a very friendly town!
Reviewed by knottgj
on May 31, 2012
Most people are quite helpful to out of town guests. Hospitality shown to visitors is top notch! Small town feel with numerous amenities found in larger cities.
Reviewed by gingerurso
on May 31, 2012
Aggieland is so welcoming! Just walk on campus and you will hear several people say "Howdy!" College Station has that small town charm with some of the big city attractions!
Reviewed by hbratz
on May 31, 2012
Great place to raise your kids!!!
Reviewed by andrealauer04
on May 30, 2012
Moved here from Houston 13 years ago. It was the best move of our lives.
Reviewed by Pgabrl
on May 29, 2012
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