Bryan and College Station are in Brazos County. The listing below contains attractions in Brazos County as well as the five counties surrounding it.
For more information about activities in Bryan, visit the Destination Bryan website.
The Aggieland Wild Animal Safari
Aggieland Safari is a family friendly drive-thru animal park. Come with the whole family to visit the zoo, feed animals and expand your knowledge of animals.
18975 Fm 974, Bryan, Texas 77808
Brazos Valley African American Museum
Visit the Brazos Valley African American Museum to explore and preserve the cultural history and heritage of the African American community
500 East Pruitt Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
Brazos Valley Bombers Baseball
Grab some tickets for the family to watch the Bombers play in Bryan! They also offer a baseball summer camp for children.
2200 Bomber Drive, Bryan, Texas 77801
Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market
Visit this year-round farmers’ market to support local businesses and produce.
500 North Main Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Visit the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for educational programs for children like nature camps and science exhibits.
3232 Briarcrest Drive Bryan, Texas 77802
Bryan Aquatic Center
The Bryan Aquatic Center features a pool, 175 foot waterslide and a baby area. They offer prenatal/postpartum water fitness class and spring and summer swim lessons from preschool to adult.
3100 Oakridge Drive Bryan, Texas 77802
950 North Earl Rudder Fwy, Bryan Texas 77808
Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
Visit the Children’s Museum for interactive exhibits for kids and seasonal events.
4114 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, Texas 77807
City of Bryan Parks and Recreation
There are 56 parks spread throughout the City of Bryan. Click on the link above to learn more about them.
Clara B. Mounce Library
This library has a specially designed children’s catalog to help children find books, a summer reading program and “story times” which feature guest reciting a book or tale.
201 East 26th Street Bryan, Texas 7803
Henderson Harbor Pool
Henderson Harbor Pool offers aquatic programs, lap swimming and swimming lessons as well as special programs.
1629 Mockingbird Road Bryan, Texas 77803
Looking for a high-energy activity? Visit Jumping World for its indoor trampoline lanes, dodgeball court and foam pits.
3143 Wildflower Dr #1000, Bryan, Texas 77802
Visit Lake Bryan to go fishing, boating, hiking or to enjoy the day in the water. Rent tent and RV camping sites as well as rent kayaks and paddleboats. There is an entry fee of $5 or an annual pass of $75.
8200 Sandy Point Road, Bryan, Texas 77807
Lake Walk is an emerging area in Bryan that hosts fitness activities and “The Local,” a weekly farmer’s market. The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley also hosts weekly story times for children to increase their literature skills.
3891 South Traditions Drive, Bryan, Texas 77807
Sadie Thomas Memorial Park
Sadie Thomas Memorial offers pavilions and barbecue grills as well as basketball courts, a baseball field and a swimming pool open during the summer.
129 Moss Street, Bryan, Texas 77803
Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park
Urban Air features high energy activities like indoor skydiving, go-karts, ropes course and more. For children 7 and under there is a designated trampoline area.
1758 Briarcrest Dr. Bryan, Texas 77802
Zoomz offers paintball and laser tag for private and walk-on events.
4766 Linda Ln, Bryan, Texas 77807
For more information about activities in College Station, see the Visit College Station website.
Adamson Lagoon is a family-oriented waterpark that features attractions like water slides, basketball and an Olympic-sized pool.
1900 Anderson College Station, Texas 77840
Brazo Valley Symphony Orchestra
Located at the Rudder Complex on campus, spend an evening with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra by attending their various concerts and special events.
750 William D. Fitch Parkway, Suite 430-B, College Station, Texas 77845
1401 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station, Texas 77845
Escape Room BCS
Want to challenge your problem-solving skills? Escape Room BCS offers team building through a series of physical adventure games to solve a series of puzzles.
907 Harvey Road, Suites A & B, College Station, Texas 77840
Fun for All Playground
Fun for All Playground offers a playground based on physical and cognitive development through various activities for ages 2-12.
1000 Krenek Tap Road, College Station, Texas 77845
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves to store records and artifacts of the 41st president of the United States, George H. W. Bush. The center also offers educational programs and museum exhibits.
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Grand Station Entertainment
Visit Grand Station Entertainment to bowl and play arcade games and laser tag with friends and family.
2400 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station, Texas 77840
Larry J. Ringer Library
This library has a specially designed children’s catalog to help children find books, a summer reading program and “story times” which feature a guest reciting a book or tale.
1818 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, College Station, TX 77845
Lick Creek Nature Center
The Lick Creek Nature Center offers five miles of trails for hiking, cycling and bird watching as well as a monarch butterfly garden. The facility also offers programs for all ages like youth and adult programs.
13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, Texas 77845
Lincoln Recreation Center
Operated by the City of College Station, the Lincoln Recreation Center offers a wide variety of amenities and services aimed at improving the quality of life of College Station residents.
1000 Eleanor Street, College Station, Texas 77840
Founded in 1972 through the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University, MSC OPAS offers theatre, music and dance performances.
401 Joe Routt Boulevard, College Station, Texas 77843
Padlock Escape Games
Padlock Escape Games provides team building through a series of physical adventure games consisting of deciphering clues and puzzles to solve the mystery of the room you are in.
707 South Texas Avenue, #102E, College Station, Texas 77840
Play Oasis is a family friendly indoor play space and party venue. In addition to the toys located throughout the space, they have a sand playroom and a creative painting room.
2551 Texas Avenue South, Suite E1, College Station, TX 77840
Open seasonally, Santa’s Wonderland provides fun activities for the whole family including meeting Santa Claus, ice skating, light displays and more.
18898 South Highway 6, College Station, Texas 77845
School of Rock
A leader in music education, the School of Rock continues to pave the way for music education to grow and adapt, teaching classically as well as through performance. In addition to rock music, the school teaches pop, blues, jazz, metal, country, songwriting, etc.
4001 State Highway 6, College Station, Texas 77845
Spirit Ice Arena
Visit Spirit Ice to brush up on your ice skating skills during public skating times or take one of their classes open to anyone ages three and up.
400 Holleman Drive East, College Station, Texas 77840
Star Cinema Grill
This Houston based dine-in-theater offers a unique movie-going experience with a full-service bar and menu.
1037 University Drive, College Station, Texas 77840
This paint-your-own pottery studio offers a selection of pottery to choose from as well as to-go options. Once your piece has been glazed, it will be ready to pick up in six days.
900 Harvey Road, Suite 5A, College Station, Texas 77840
Burleson County is located southwest of Bryan College Station and is home to the communities listed below. For more information about activities in Burleson County, visit the Burleson County website.
Caldwell is approximately 35 minutes from College Station by car.
Kingsbury Blueberry Farm
Kingsbury Blueberry Farm has 100 bushes with 4 varieties of organically grown blueberries available to pick for a small fee. This seasonal attraction is open in summer.
760 County Road 316, Caldwell, Texas 77836
Held the second Saturday in September, this festival celebrates the Czech heritage that the area is known for.
Downtown Caldwell, Texas 77836
Royalty Pecan Farms
Offers seasonal tours for visitors to see what happens on a true working pecan farm.
10600 State Highway 21 East, Caldwell, Texas 77836
Somerville is approximately 35 minutes from College Station by car.
Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway
This park is a part of the Texas State Parks system and is comprised of two parts. The park offers miles of hiking trails, fishing, boating and camping. A fishing license is not required of anyone who fishes from the pier or shoreline inside a state park.
Birch Creek Unit - 14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879
Nails Creek Unit - 6280 FM 180, Ledbetter, TX 78946
Grimes County is located east of Bryan/College Station and is home to the communities listed below. For more information about activities in Grimes County, visit the Grimes County Chamber of Commerce website.
Anderson is approximately 30 minutes from College Station by car.
Fanthrop Inn State Historic Site
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is a historic hotel owned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. They host events throughout the year.
579 South Main Street, Anderson, TX 77830
Madison County is located northeast of Bryan/College Station and is home to the communities listed below.
Madisonville is approximately 45 minutes from College Station by car.
Lake Madison Park
The park offers a splash pad, fishing pier, basketball court, baseball & softball fields, walking trail, soccer fields, playground equipment, sand volleyball, gaga pit, barbecue pits and restrooms.
1215 East Collard Street, Madisonville, Texas 77864
Madison County Museum
The museum houses the history of Madison County and its residents.
201 North Madison Street, Madisonville, Texas 77864
Texas Mushroom Festival
There are all kinds of activities to enjoy during the festival. Visit the fantastic auto show, spend some time in the Taste of Texas area and sample some of the finest craft beers and wines in Texas. As well as some amazing food throughout the festival grounds. The festival is held annually in October.
Downtown Madisonville, Texas 77864
Robertson County is located northwest of Bryan/College Station and is home to the communities listed below.
Bremond is approximately 50 minutes from College Station by car.
Bremond Polish Festival Days
Held in June, this event is an authentic Polish experience with lots of Polish music, food, culture, costumes and dancing all on Main Street in Downtown Bremond.
Downtown Bremond, Texas 76629
Franklin is approximately 40 minutes from College Station by car.
The Safari has a petting zoo and 100+ acre drive through animal adventure park.
4324 W Hwy 79 Franklin, Texas 77856
Hearne is approximately 25 minutes from College Station by car.
Camp Hearne World War II Historic Site and Exhibit
Camp Hearne was a World War II Prisoner of War Camp of mostly German soldiers. The camp occasionally hosts “living history’ events.
12424 Camp Hearne Road, Hearne, Texas 77859
The Hearne Depot is a railroad and local history museum. They hold events throughout the year.
139 West 9th Street, Hearne, TX 77859
Washington County is located southeast of Bryan/College Station and is home to the communities listed below. For more information about activities in Washington County, check out the Visit Brenham website.
Brenham is approximately 40 minutes from College Station by car.
Blue Bell Creameries
Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at the Ice Cream Parlor, shop in the Country Store and learn more about them in our Visitor Center. Visitors can also watch the ice cream making process.
1101 South Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833
With roots dating back to the German Volkfest in 1874, Brenham Maifest is the oldest festival in the State of Texas.
901 North Park, Brenham, Texas 77833
Texas Arts and Music Festival
The Arts and Music Festival presents a wide range of Texas arts and music by simultaneously showcasing Texas artists and musicians at various forums throughout the City of Brenham.
Downtown Brenham, Texas 77833
Washington County Fair
Held in September, the fair offers several days of exciting events such as a rodeo, carnival, live music and concerts, food, a variety of livestock shows, arts and crafts, special attractions, contests, commercial exhibits and more.
1305 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833
This venue is designed for individuals who are interested in playing yard ball. Think baseball, but on a smaller scale with wiffleballs. The venue has open and league games and can be reserved for parties. In addition to playing and watching yard ball, concessions are available.
1405 West Main, Brenham, Texas 77833
Chappell Hill is approximately 55 minutes from College Station by car.
Chappel Hill Bluebonnet Festival
Held in April, the festival welcomes visitors to Washington County to hunt for the state flower and enjoy the picturesque landscapes throughout the area.
Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival
Held in October, the festival attracts thousands of visitors from throughout Texas and provides an opportunity for festival goers to enjoy a family friendly festival complete with live music, hundreds of juried arts & craft vendors and activities for the entire family.
Independence is approximately 30 minutes from College Station by car. All historic sites listed below are managed by the Independence Visitor’s Center located at 10270 T.S. Saul Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. (979) 251-9227 Due to the age of the sites, many do not have addresses. A map of the sites can be found here.
Baylor University on Windmill Hill
Initially, Baylor opened its co-educational studies in Independence with 24 students at a temporary site on Academy Hill, with plans to build the University’s permanent home here on Windmill Hill. Rufus Burleson altered those plans when he assumed the Baylor presidency in 1851. Separating the sexes, Burleson moved the boys to Windmill Hill to what became the Male Campus and primary university facility while the girls remained at the Academy Hill location (now the site of Old Baylor Park).
John P. Coles Cabin and Independence Log Cabin
The Coles Cabin and the Log House, both predating 1845 when Texas became a state, are typical Texas pioneer houses. The Independence Historical Society offers free tours of both houses and Mound Hill Schoolhouse, also in Old Baylor Park, on selected March and April weekends.
Old Baylor Park and Baylor Female College
The columns in Old Baylor Park in Independence mark the location where Baylor University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world, opened its doors in 1846.
Sam Houston Homesite
In 1853, Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas, bought the house that was on this site, and moved his wife and growing family to Independence because of its “advantages in an Educational point of view.” The home on the site is a private residence.
Washington is approximately 30 minutes from College Station by car.
Barrington Plantation State Historical Site
Travel back in time to 1850 and explore the original home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas.
23400 Park Road 12, Washington, Texas 77880
Texas Independence Day
Hosted at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, this annual celebration on the weekend closest to March 2 features live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, firing demonstrations, historical encampments and commemorative programs. Guests will experience life in 1836 Texas visiting with reenactors; witnessing firing demonstrations in the Texas Army camps; watching cooking, weaving and period craft demonstrations; and walking the same trail as Texas’ forefathers and pioneer families. Texas musicians and actors provide musical and theatrical entertainment. A Kid Zone allows children to dress up in historical costumes. Sign a large-scale copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence and take photos near the Declaration.
Washington-on-the Brazos State Historic Site
The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. The expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and birdwatching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation offer visitors a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas' independence from Mexico. They host numerous events throughout the year.
23400 Park Road 12, Washington, Texas 77880