Things To Do In Bryan, TX

  • Family-Friendly Fun at Santa’s Wonderland

    December 07

    Now in its twentieth year, Santa’s Wonderland is a College Station tradition and one of the biggest Christmas attractions in all of Texas. With dazzling decorations, rides, games, music, food, and shopping, there’s something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind holiday park, open now through January 17.

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  • First Fridays in Downtown Bryan

    November 09

    In 1867 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was finally extended to Bryan, making our sleepy town a new hub in the modernizing American landscape. Over a century-and-a-half later, Bryan has established itself as a vibrant pocket of authenticity amid an ever more homogenized and corporatized world.

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  • A Kid-Friendly Halloween

    October 08

    Fall is one of our favorite times of year at the Stella Hotel, and nothing cheers us more than the sight of little goblins and ghouls ready to gobble down their trick-or-treats. For any guests looking to scare up some family-friendly Halloween fun, we recommend the following activities.

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  • Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival

    Sip & Savor!

    September 08

    Grills will sizzle, wines will pour, and music will flow down the streets of Downtown Bryan, Texas during the eleventh annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival on Friday – Sunday, September 22-24, 2017. Texas Reds is a Downtown Bryan Association event and generously sponsored by the City of Bryan and Bryan Texas Utilities. 

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  • Hurricane Harvey Relief: Coming Together to Heal

    September 05

    Since being struck by Hurricane Harvey, Texas has suffered weather-related devastation and flooding more severe than any in the past 50 years. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, and hundreds of businesses across the state have sustained damaged.

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  • Saint Anthony's Catholic Church: An Architectural Wonder

    August 08

    One of the most diverse states in the union, Texas is home to many religious traditions, including Roman Catholicism, which continues to play a role in the lives of almost a fifth of Texas residents. If you enjoy impressive architecture, both interior and exterior, we recommend a trip over Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, just a short drive from the Stella Hotel. 

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  • A Midsummer New Year: New Student Conferences at Texas A&M University

    July 06

    At the Stella Hotel, we’re very proud of our rich Texas history and the many resources for exploring that history here in the Brazos Valley. But as vibrant and fascinating as the past was, the future promises to be even more thrilling. We know because every year thousands of bright, enthusiastic first-year students arrive from all over the world to attend Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s top institutions of higher learning.

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  • The Well-Mannered Alpacas of Bryan

    June 05

    In addition to its rich history and sublime Texas landscape, Bryan also has some downright quirky attractions. One of our favorites is the Royal Oaks Alpaca Farm, whose motto is “raising quality alpacas with manners.”

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  • Hershel's: Now Open at the Stella

    May 12

    “Take time to lose yourself in the hidden details. A little bit playful, a little bit mysterious.”

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  • Texas History is African-American History

    May 01

    Discussions of Texas history often center on the contributions of folks from European, Mexican, or Native American backgrounds. Less discussed are the many important contributions made by African Americans, which is why, in 2006, the Brazos Valley African American Museum, the first organization of its kind in the valley, opened its doors to the public with the goal of promoting the history and culture of persons of African descent in Brazos Valley.

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  • A Presidential Legacy

    April 04

    Dedicated to our eldest living President, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum affords visitors the opportunity to see what shaped the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, from his years as a WWII naval pilot to his studies at Yale University to his tenure as POTUS 41.

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  • Let the Show Begin

    March 07

    Enjoy an evening of music and drama at the acclaimed Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station. As the Brazos Valley’s premier musical theater group, the Theater Company has brought family-friendly entertainment to central Texas audiences for decades.

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  • A Day at the Museum

    February 05

    One of the great pleasures of visiting Bryan, Texas, is the opportunity to see and experience the wonders of nature first hand. In addition to the lush bike trails and clear, cool evenings perfect for stargazing, we recommend a trip to the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, where you can learn a bit about what makes our little area of the world so special.

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