College Station Travel Guide

  • The Oval Office at the library
    The Oval Office at the library
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  • Williams Administration Building
    Williams Administration Building
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  • Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes
    Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes
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College Station Things to Do

  • Texas A&M University

    The museum’s exhibits reveal the unique influences and challenges that shaped George Bush’s life and presidency. We saw artifacts, films, photographs, documents, music, sound effects and interactive videos, this special museum experience encompassed U.S. history since 1941. We saw a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a slab of...

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  • Lick Creek Park

    This is more ON the beaten track I suppose. It's a State Park and absolutely brilliant for dog walking and birdwatching. We went for a good 3 hour walk and I played with and chased the dogs and hubby looked for birds. Good healthy excercise and the temperature was not too hot in March, around 73oF /21oC. It was also good for overactive...

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  • Bryan College Station

    The best place to begin your visit to College Station (or even nearby Bryan) is the College Station Visitors Center. They have maps and brochures to help you plan your visit and a knowledgable staff. When I visited there were three Texas A&M student there so you not only got the benefit of their knowledge of College Station but also the parts of...

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  • George Bush Presidential Library and...

    The museum’s exhibits reveal the unique influences and challenges that shaped George Bush’s life and presidency. We saw artifacts, films, photographs, documents, music, sound effects and interactive videos, this special museum experience encompassed U.S. history since 1941. We saw a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a 1947 Studebaker, a slab of...

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  • Human Genome Project

    A temporary display they had when I visited the Bush Library and Museum was a very interesting one on the Human Genome Project, which Bush was instrumental in supporting. I have always found genetics, and related fields, fascinating.

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  • Bush Library and Museum: Situation Room

    In times of crisis around the world, or when tensions were mounting, President Bush would meet with senior members of the intelligence community and senior military leaders in the Situation Room in the White House or a similar location. this is a recreation of the one in the White House.

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College Station Restaurants

  • Good Place for a Burger and a Beer

    Dixie Chicken is a restaurant that also is a bar with pool tables and music. The menu tends toward sandwiches, burgers and chicken along with bar type snacks, and a nice cold beer (or more). Hours are 10 AM to 2 AM daily with a happy hour from 4 PM to 8 PM Sunday through Thursday. Good Chicken Strips

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  • Decent Chinese Buffet

    The Great Wall is about what you expect from a Chinese Buffet. You get a wide selection of items but how fresh the items are depends on the time of day you visit. The busier they are the more often the food gets refreshed. Not bad if you understand that. Any seafood dish.

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  • Great Seafood

    $12 as of March 2013. Fish Daddy's has a nice atmosphere with dark wood, and a nice aquarium. They serve a variety of seafood and some other dishes. The menu was varied enough that it took me a while to decide. I finally opted for Blackened Catfish with red beans and rice and buttered corn. The portion for the fish was plentiful and the preparation...

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  • My Favorite Sandwich

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...

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  • T Jin China Diner

    This was easy to get to, plenty of parking and not too crowded. I love the opening shot, it's evening time, sun is just setting, you are entering the restaurant and feeling hungy, with the promise of being well fed...... what more could you ask for?I don't generally like American food, I find it to be bland in taste. Great effort is made to make it...

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  • Awful food, horrible service

    They give "special" treatment to "foreigners/ people of different colors/races/ethnicity". Apparently, they make special food for these people and treat them in the most derogatory manner. I would not recommend it to anyone who is even 1/12th non-white. Right from their drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert, everything was awful. Their so-famous...

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College Station Nightlife

  • Art, History, and Wine

    The Benjamin Knox Wine Depot is a combination art gallery for renowned Texas A&M Aggie artist, Benjamin Knox; historical restoration, and wine bar. Browse through the aristic creations of Benjamin Knox and look at the restored train depot (completed in 1900 and renovated in 1925), and have some cheese, pastries and delectable deserts. Take your...

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  • Another Shot Bar

    The Tipsy Turtle is another shot bar with daiquiris. Mostly go here to do some serious drinking. Best name; but probably my least favorite bar in Northgate.

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  • Very Nice Irish Pub

    If your pleasure runs more towards an Irish Pub then check out O'Bannon's. Hours are 2 PM to 2 AM Monday through Saturday and 7 PM to 2 AM on Sunday. Reportedly, the best selection of beers in town. Full range of other drinks too.

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  • Maybe the Best Bar in Town

    If you want to listen to country music and dance, then Daisy Dukes is always highly recommended by the locals. It is also reputed to have the best looking patrons (the women were quite cute) and be the best place to meet someone (maybe not for me I am well past college age). Still a fun place to go! Hours are 10 PM to 2 AM Thursdays and 8 PM to 2...

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  • Decent Shot Bar; Cute Ladies

    The Dry Bean Saloon is a shot bar associated with the Dixie Chicken Restaurant. Go here after eating and drink up! Don't miss bottle cap alley located between the two establishments and add your bottle caps to the collection. Here littering is not only tolerated but encouraged. The Dry Bean Saloon is known for attracting good-looking college...

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  • Carney's Pub

    I believe this place is still owned by the same guy who owns the Blarney Stone and is located right across the street from it. The bar features billiards, a large screen TV and an even more laid back atmosphere than the Blarney Stone. There is also good food and nightly drink specials, so stop on by for a drink.

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College Station Transportation

  • by agmoose02 Written Sep 19, 2006

    If you are in the College Station area, drunk and need a ride home or to your hotel room in the Bryan/College Station area, call Aggie CARPOOL. This volunteer organization offers free, safe, non judgemental rides to intoxicated persons. Rides are given by one male and one female volunteer to help make all patrons feel more comfortable. Hours are Thursday-Saturday 10PM - 3AM.

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College Station Local Customs

  • Gig 'em Aggies

    As many college and universities do, Texas A&M has quite a few traditions to uphold each year.Some traditions center on remembering the Aggie family:Silver Taps-a regular memorial service held as a final tribute to an Aggie studentMuster-an annual service held worldwide in remembrance of AggiesBonfire Memorial-A memorial for those Aggie students...

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  • Okay, here's some more...

    Okay, here's some more craziness...Reveille is the most revered dog on campus. Company E-2 has the privilege of taking care of Reveille. If she is sleeping on a cadet's bed, that cadet must sleep on the floor. Cadets address Reveille as 'Miss Rev, ma'am.' If she is in class and barks while the professor is teaching, the class is to be immediately...

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  • My biggest tip for non-Aggies...

    My biggest tip for non-Aggies is that if you don't bleed maroon-you are in the major minority here and don't mention it to anyone. They will raise their eyebrows and look down on you like you ran over their favorite pet. Their traditions are complicated, deep, and numerous (and a little scary). They even have a Traditions Council!

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College Station Warnings and Dangers

  • by agmoose02 Written Sep 19, 2006

    Be careful in College Station, do not speed and especially do not drink and drive. The police have practically nothing to do, since crime is extremely low in this town, so they concentrate on catching traffic and alcohol violators. There are traps everywhere in this town. If you are drunk, take a taxi, or if available call aggie car pool. The bars around town have the phone numbers available.

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College Station Off The Beaten Path

  • Travel in style

    This was the way to get around College Station! My godson, James, is now 16 and has a monster truck known as a Rumblebee.... it's big, yellow and very noisy. I drove it for a while, it's a powerful thing but you can't really go fast in it as it is top heavy!!!

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  • Travel in style

    This was the way to get around College Station! My godson, James, is now 16 and has a monster truck known as a Rumblebee.... it's big, yellow and very noisy. I drove it for a while, it's a powerful thing but you can't really go fast in it as it is top heavy!!!

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  • Lick Creek Park

    This is an undeveloped park consisting of 500 acres of post-oak savannah, bottomland forests and small wetland ecosystem near the creek. The only real development consists of a parking lot and some primitive trails criss crossing the park. The park is great for its diversity of wildlife and plants and its proximity on the outskirts of College...

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College Station Sports & Outdoors

  • aTm's Kyle Field

    Probably the most exciting thing to do in College Station happens roughly 6 or 7 times a year. It is watching 80,000 maroon clad fans squeeze into Kyle Field to watch their Texas A&M Aggies play college football. To put this in perspective, while I lived in Melbourne, Australia, two professional Australian Rules Football teams would average...

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  • aTm's Reed Arena

    One of the nicest new arenas in Texas is in College Station, and is home to the Texas A&M University Basketball teams. In January, I had the pleasure of attending a game in Reed Arena, and watched the Baylor Bears defeat the Texas A&M Aggies.This arena holds 10,000 plus, so it is also used for various other events such as concerts and other school...

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  • College Station

    College Station is a city of about 97,000 (up 40% since 2000) located along Texas Highway 6 and US Highway 190. The city is in the Brazos Valley in East Central Texas. College Station is located in the vicinity of San Antonio, Dallas and Houston; a very populous area. The city was established in 1860 and Texas A&M, from which the city gets its...

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  • Ask anyone... they all know...

    Ask anyone... they all know where to find the Academic Building on campus. From there you'll find the statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross (Sully) polished bright... and the flag pole where names are placed for Silver Taps every month. Also look for Sbisa, the Fish Pond (ask about post game yell practice), the YMCA building, Kyle Field, the statue of E...

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  • AdriannaTex's General Tip

    Living next to Kyle Field is a little surreal. I went to UCSD and we didn't have any school spirit. Now, I can't keep the school spirit out even if I close my doors, windows, and turn the t.v. volume up high! Actually, I like this part of A&M... the field is huge and it's neat to be so close. My house is right about here ----

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