Texas A and M University
as seen through Albritton Tower.
Located in area where Stephen F. Austin's
colonists settled between 1821-1831. Bryan formally
chartered in 1855. Economy long based on diversified
agriculture, enhanced by educational centers, including
Allen Academy and Texas A&M Univ.
College Station adjoins Bryan forming the urban center
of Brazos County. As its name implies, the city has
always received its sustenance from Texas A&M Univ.,
the state's first institution of higher education,
established in 1876. Hunting, fishing, and camping
popular almost year round at nearby streams and
woodlands. Wolf Pen Ampitheater, in center of College
Station, is surrounded by three acre lake, and features
big-name entertainers and free open-air concerts
throughout the year.
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History-
Natural history, archaeology, prehistory, other
collections. Open Sept.-May, Tues.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m.;
Jun.-Aug., Mon.-Sat. 8a.m.-5p.m. Brazos Center at 3232
Briarcrest Dr. in Bryan.
Messina Hof Wine Cellars-
Wine making traditions of Messina, Italy, and Hof,
Germany, are blended in the vineyards of this Texas
winery. Picnic facilities and fishing at lake on
property. Tours of winery (reservations required)
weekdays 1:00p.m., Sat. 10:30a.m., 12:30, 2:30, and
3:30p.m., and Sun.12:30 and 2:30p.m. Retail store and
tasting room open Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-5:30p.m., Sat.
10a.m.-5p.m., Sun. noon- 4p.m. On Wallis Road (next to
airport) south of Texas 21, six miles northeast of Bryan.
Texas A&M University-
Famed for military cadet corps and ROTC, whose
graduates served by the thousands in World Wars I and II,
Korea, Viet Nam, and Iraq. Noted for outstanding research
in agriculture, animal pathology, salt and fresh water
fisheries, engineering, and nuclear technology.
Information Center in Rudder Tower, open Mon.-Fri.
9a.m.-5p.m., provides information and maps for campus
"Albritton Bell Tower"; 49 bells cast in
France with total weight of 17 tons, with largest
weighing 6,500 pounds. Old Main Dr. and Wellborn Rd.,
"Art Exhibits": J. Wayne Stark University
Center Gallery, open Tues.-Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sat., Sun.
noon-6p.m. Forsyth Gallery, open Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-8p.m.;
Sat., Sun. noon-6p.m. Both galleries in Memorial Student
"Centennial Wood Carvings"; six walnut
hand-carved panels depicting history of the university
"Floral Test Garden" ; hundreds of varieties
of seeds and bulbs cultivated to test adaptability of
local climate. Houston and Jersey Sts.
"Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets
Center"; exhibits honoring the past, present, and
future of Texas A&M University and it's Corps of
Cadets; miniature canons, swords, guns, flags, library,
Hall of Honor, memorials, works of art, information
center, gift shop and more; includes Metzger-Sanders Gun
Collection with antique, historic firearms and weapons,
and the Sam Houston Sanders commemorative Colt