College Station is a city in Brazos County in Texas and is most famous for being the home of the Texas A&M University.
Due to the fact that the university has an emphasis on agriculture, students who attend are known as Aggies, and this has led to the university and College Station in general often being known as Aggieland.
Many of the sights here revolve around the university, and locals are hugely proud of their college traditions, many of which you can learn all about at one of the many museums situated around the campus.
Aside from museums, you will also find live music events, breweries, restaurants, memorials, and sporting venues all over Aggieland, and even if you are no longer at college yourself, it may be difficult not to get caught up in the student atmosphere of this vibrant city.
Let’s have a look at the best things to do in College Station:
1. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Located on the campus of Texas A&M University is the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Dedicated to the 41st President of the United States, this is a museum with a difference as you can expect a whole range of interesting presidential props and memorabilia including a reconstruction of the Oval Office.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are artifacts such as the Presidential Limousine, as well as a whole host of other memorabilia related to the life and work of George H.W Bush.
You can even find gems such as a chunk of the Berlin Wall and a selection of gifts that were given to the President by visiting dignitaries when he was in office.
The trip here is worth it for the photos alone as you are allowed to sit in the presidential chair in the Oval Office and imagine the real thing.
There are also guided or audio tours throughout the library and museum available for those who want to learn all about the historical background of many of the pieces on display.