Bryan is the seat of Brazos County and has a population of more than 76,000. It is centrally located in the Brazos Valley and boasts several attractions that you can visit with a bus rental in Bryan, Texas.
A bus rental in Bryan, Texas can help you tour the city in style and comfort. And, as an added bonus, you can even include College Station in your tours, and perhaps visit the campus of Texas A&M College.
You can certainly board a bus rental in Bryan, Texas and go to these attractions:
Visit the Brazos Valley African American Museum where you could see historical records and artifacts that touch on the African American people. Aside from the displays, you can also attend workshops and lectures and catch performances. Meanwhile, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History has exhibits touching on sculptures, antique farming equipment, fossils, and those related to plants, minerals, and animals in the Brazos Valley. Further, you have Carnegie Center of the Brazos Valley, where you have a top-notch library with an extensive holding of historical documents, rare books, periodicals and others. The library also has an extensive collection of genealogical records. And if you are traveling with kids, you can go to the Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley and let them enjoy the hands-on and interactive exhibits.
Visit the SEAD Gallery, which has juried exhibits from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and has several art shows. Or perhaps the Parker Astin Arts Center, where you can buy original artworks.
If you want to fully experience arts and culture in Bryan, then join the First Friday in Historic Downtown Bryan every month. You might also want to time your visit to coincide with these annual events: Texas Independence Day Celebrations at Washington-On-The-Brazos, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra's Derby Day, Art Step at First Friday, Bryan Blues Festival, Starlight Music Series, Fiestas Patrias, Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival, Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo, Texas Renaissance Festival, Christmas in the Park, and the Bryan Christmas Parade.
Eating is certainly a big part of any vacation. And Bryan, Texas has some great restaurants for you to try. Order the freshest and most delicious seafood and steaks at Christopher’s World Grille. Try the best Tex-Mex fare at Jesse’s Taqueria & Bakery, or get your favorite dishes at Madden’s Casual Gourmet.
Craving for Mexican food? Then go to Taqueria El Tio or La Carreta Mexican Grill. Or check out Fargo’s Pit BBQ for the best soul food and barbeque. Then, if you are looking for a simple hamburger, go to the Burger House. Or perhaps check out the Asian flavors at Kluay Kluay Thai Restaurant, Imperial Chinese & Sushi, Wokamole Healthy Cuisine, or Chef Cao's II. You can also get Italian food at Amico Rave Ristorante, or maybe Mediterranean food at Zand’s Persian Kebabs.
Meanwhile, if you want to go shopping, you can stroll down Downtown Bryan where you can visit several small local businesses and find one-of-a-kind treasures.
The Travis Bryan Municipal Golf Course has 18 holes of golf with a par of 70, course rating of 69.7 and slope rating of 110. Designed by Tripp Davis, the course was first opened in the 1920s. Meanwhile, the Miramont Country Club has more than 7,100 yards at the longest tees with a par of 72. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
You can also go to Briarcrest Country Club, Inc., which was designed by Dr. Marvin H. Ferguson. It was opened in the 1970s and has a par of 72, course rating of 72.3 and a slope rating of 125. Lastly, you can play at the Traditions Club at Texas A&M, where you have more than 7,250 yards at the longest tees and a par of 72. Jack Nicklaus designed this golf course, which was recently opened in 2004.
On top of these golf courses, there are also some sports venues that you could visit in Bryan. There is the Merrill Green Stadium and the Kyle Field for football games, the Reed Arena for basketball games, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, and American Momentum Bank Ballpark for baseball games, the Anderson Track and Field Complex, the Aggie Soccer Complex, the Bryan Regional Athletic Complex, and the Aggie Softball Complex for softball games, the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center and the Spirit Ice Arena for hockey games.
There are close to four dozen sites in the city that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so history buffs will surely have a field day touring these sites.
You can even have a themed history tour. For instance, you can tour all the nationally registered historic houses, which includes Dr. William Holt Oliver House, E. A. Kemp House, E. J. Blazek House, Edward J. Jenkins House, Eugene Edge House, J. M. Jones House, James O. Chance House, Minnie Zulch Zimmerman House, R. Q. Astin House, Roy C. Stone House, and the Walter J. Higgs House. You can also check out the houses at these addresses: 109 N. Sterling, 1401 Baker, 407 N. Parker, 600 N. Washington, 603 E. Thirty-first, and 604 E. Twenty-seventh. Or you can go to the historic sites in Allen Academy: Allen Academy Memorial Hall, Armstrong House and the R. O. Allen House.
Or you can check out the historic places of worship. The Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church was built in the 1910s and has a late gothic revival design, while the Saint Anthony's Catholic Church was built in the 1920s with a Romanesque revival architecture. You also have Temple Freda, which was built in the 1920s with a Greek revival and classical revival architecture designed by Green & Finger Company.
You may also want to see the historic commercial buildings such as Bryan Compress and Warehouse, First National Bank and Trust Building, First State Bank and Trust Building, Humpty Dumpty Store, and La Salle Hotel.
And if you want to save time, you can tour the East Side Historic District. Other historic sites you can visit are Allen Block, Bryan Municipal Building, CSPS Lodge-Griesser Bakery, Old Sinclair Station, and Parker Lumber Company Complex.
There are several parks that sports lovers would love, and there are those that have facilities for picnicking and relaxation. The Billie Madeley Park has jogging and hiking trails and a nature trail. Meanwhile, Ibarra Park features two playgrounds, picnic facilities, basketball court, softball and baseball backstop.
You might want to check out the city's biggest park, Henderson Park, and enjoy the picnic facilities, playgrounds, soccer fields, sand volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pools, athletic fields, skate park, swimming pool, horseshoe pit, and other amenities. Another park in Bryan that has a lot of amenities is Neal Park. You can come here and have a picnic, play at the playground, or learn at the outdoor classroom. You can also play tennis, soccer, football, sand volleyball, basketball, in-line hockey, or horseshoes here.
Further, you have the Sue Haswell Memorial Park. The park is among the oldest in the city and it is by far one of the most popular as well. Some of the attractions here are the Path of Presidents, Aquatic Liberty Garden, large picnic pavilions, horseshoe complex, picnic tables with BBQ grills, a swimming pool, and the playground.
Other parks that you can visit in Bryan are Allen Ridge Park, Astin Recreational Area, Austin’s Colony Park, Castle Heights Park, Garden Acres Park, Gloria Stephan Sale Park, Jane Long Park, Sam Rayburn Park, Symphony Park, Tanglewood Park, Tiffany Park, and Villa West Park, among many others.
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