Things To Do Near our College Station, Texas HotelExpose yourself to a wide array of College Station, Texas things to do when you’re a guest at our extended-stay Bryan, TX area hotel. Attractions are plentiful and plenty of them are within close proximity, such as the George Bush Presidential Library, Reed Arena, and Texas World Speedway. Learn more about these and other sights to see in our eclectic neighborhood by reading the list below, or view a map of attractions.
Gorge Bush Presidential Library & Museum.Situated on 90 acres on the Texas A&M University campus, the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum is focused on the preserving the official records, personal papers, and memorabilia of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Exhibits include “The Longest Winter: Berlin and the Cold War” and “Barbara Bush: An Extraordinary Journey.” For more information, visit bushlibrary.tamu.edu.
Reed Arena.For concerts and basketball games in the College Station/Bryan, Texas area, Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University campus is the place to go. Seating in this top-of-the-line facility ranges from 2,500 to 12,500. Reed Arena is also home to commencement ceremonies as well as trade shows. For more information, visit reed.tamu.edu. [Top]
Texas World Speedway.Fulfill your need for speed at Texas World Speedway, which is known as “the world’s fastest speedway.” It received this motorsports moniker courtesy of Mario Andretti who set a world speed record in 1973 while participating in a qualifying race. In addition to world-class racing, Texas World Speedway is home to the Performance Driving School. For more information, visit www.texasworldspeedway.com.
Benjamin Knox Gallery.Texas A&M graduate and artist Benjamin Knox has been capturing the spirit of his alma mater and other colleges and universities across the United States via fine art and photography for the past two decades. Other works of art include landscapes and western themes. For more information, visit www.benjaminknox.com. [Top]
Kyle Field.The Texas A&M University football team has been playing at Kyle Field since the 1920s. To say the Aggies are hard to beat at home is a major understatement. They’ve won nearly 67% of their home games and, from 1990 to 1995, they won 31 straight at Kyle Field. At 82,600 seats, the stadium is the largest in Texas. For more information, visit www.aggieathletics.com/facilities/kylefield.html.
Brazos Center.Surrounded by serenity on 50 fabulous wooded acres, the 39,000-square-foot Brazos Center is an ideal place to hold trade shows, job fairs, and art-related events. A banquet facility is available for luncheons and receptions. The Brazos Flower sculpture outside building was commissioned for the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986. For more information, visit www.thebrazoscenter.com. [Top]
Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley.A hands-on museum of the finest caliber, the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley offers kids of all ages a fun educational experience. Interactive exhibits include the Valley Grocery, where fruits and vegetables are bought and sold, and the Dramatic Play Area, which is a great place to create stories through the use of puppets. For more information, visit www.mymuseum.com.
Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection.Explore more than one million preserved specimens, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. These incredible natural history collections are utilized for research by Texas A&M University faculty and graduate students, as well as scientists from around the globe. For more information, visit wfscnet.tamu.edu/tcwc/tcwc.htm. [Top]
Arts Center.The Arts Center is home to sculpture and paintings from local and regional artists, along with artifacts that date from as far back as the 11th century.
In addition, there’s 5,000 square feet of space for conferences and educational events. For more information, visit www.acbv.org.
Bonfire Memorial.Located on the Texas A&M campus, the Bonfire Memorial came into being to celebrate the university’s history and to honor those whose lives were lost in the unfortunate collapse of the 1999 Bonfire. The Memorial is comprised of three design elements, Tradition Plaza, History Walk, and Spirit Walk. For more information, visit www.tamu.edu/bonfirememorial/. [Top]
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