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Entertainment, Arts & Culture

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The Brazos Valley is home to incredible entertainment, arts and culture for all tastes and ages.

Visit College Station and Destination Bryan are fantastic resources for delving even further into what's here. Plus, with our close proximity to Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, a quick trip out of town allows you the chance for even more fun.

Food
Diverse Dining Options

Whatever your tastebuds desire, the Brazos Valley has an eatery for you. From fine dining to casual comfort, there are a wide range of restaurants to set the mood you want. Texas is known for its barbeque and tex-mex, but any cuisine you are craving, we have it.

Music

Live music is a major part of life here. The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra delights audiences and regularly brings in heralded guest musicians. Brazos Valley Chorale brings 100 voices from college students to retirees in presenting a wide range of music. Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center Opera and Performing Arts Society (MSC OPAS) has offered five decades worth of entertainment, including major musical acts. Texas A&M's Department of Music Activities features more than 1,300 students in bands, orchestras and choral groups who perform regularly. And musicians from country to jazz to rock and roll to hip hop pack venues across the region with their performances. In early 2022, the City of Bryan was certified as a Music Friendly community by the Texas Music Office, a division of the Office of the Governor of Texas.

Music
Brazos Valley Symphony & Brazos Valley Chorale

The Brazos Valley Symphony's mission is to maintain a symphony with high artistic standards and promote the musical arts to our region. The Brazos Valley Chroale pursues its commitment to excellence in choral music of all types. In addition to each group's separate schedules, the two will come together to provide an exceptional performance.

Theater

From major stage performances through MSC OPAS to community theatre to ballet to youth plays, the Brazos Valley features a tremendous set of theatre groups. Texas A&M and Blinn College offer on-stage entertainment options, and locally-based performers have been wowing audiences for decades. You can learn more about many of them through the Brazos Valley Theatre Collective.

Museums

The region's biggest tourist attraction is the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum on the campus of Texas A&M. People from across the country and around the world visit the Brazos Valley to learn about the life of America's 41st president and his family. The A&M campus has other museums showcasing art and history. Off campus, museums for natural history, children, African American history, art and military history welcome guests year-round. Learn more about our museums through Yelp's listings.

Museums
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The records and artifacts of the 41st President of the United States are on display and preserved at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Located on the Texas A&M University campus, visitors can also pay their respects at the final resting places of President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush.

Historic Downtown Bryan

A Texas cultural district, the downtown portion of Bryan is a mix of retail shops, artwork and nightlife, and it has been growing quickly over the course of the 21st century. Beyond the shops, restaurants and galleries, the Queen Theatre and Palace Theater host movies, music and other events.

Historic Downtown Bryan
First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, Historic Downtown Bryan showcases live music, art, and shopping and dining options in a free, family friendly event throughout the district.

Parks and Recreation

The Brazos Valley is nationally recognized for its outdoor activities, and our community is committed to improving them even more. With more than 100 parks, year-round activities for residents of all ages and renowned golf courses, you can walk, run, relax and play in so many ways.

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Dynamic Development
Century Square

Century Square is an exciting mixed-use destination adjacent to Texas A&M University in College Station. The 60-acre development creates a dynamic community center where people congregate from across the region to experience a walkable, urban destination. The Midway leadership team is heavily comprised of former students of Texas A&M who are deeply engaged in the University’s culture and its vision for the growth of the Brazos Valley. The project features premier retail and restaurant establishments, entertainment venues, 60,000 SF of Class-A office, two full-service hotels, luxury apartment homes (100 Park), and an activated central gathering space. Century Square is currently in its first phase, with more to come.

Sports

Not only is Texas A&M University home to premier research and education opportunities, it also has amazing athletics. The Fightin' Texas Aggies compete in 20 varsity sports. While there aren't A&M sports over the summer, the action in the Brazos Valley doesn't stop. The Brazos Valley Bombers and Brazos Valley Cavalry FC feature up-and-coming athletes from across the country in baseball and soccer, respectively. Area high school students also provide excitement in numerous sports during the year.

Sports
Texas A&M Athletics

More than 100,000 loud, proud fans pack Kyle Field Saturdays in the fall to watch the most well-known squad at Texas A&M University, the football team. The men's and women's basketball teams bring fans out to Reed Arena, with the women winning the national championship in 2011. Aggie Track & Field and Equestrian are each multi-time national championship winners. Soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf...if you like sports, A&M has them.

Movies

If you want to check out the latest movie or a classic film on the big screen, the Brazos Valley has plenty of options. In College Station, the Cinemark theater features 18 screens, and Star Cinema Grill offers meals with major movies. Bryan has the 15-screen Premiere Cinemas which includes IMAX offerings. The historic Queen Theatre in Downtown Bryan features both first-run movies and classic films.

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Visit College Station
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Destination Bryan
Bryan's Tourism Website
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Downtown Bryan
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