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, 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
"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., College Station.
"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 Center.
Carvings"; six walnut hand-carved panels depicting
history of the university since 1876.
"Floral Test Garden" ;
hundreds of varieties of seeds and bulbs cultivated to
test adaptability of local climate. Houston and Jersey
"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