Bryan Quick Guide
The city of Bryan is truly located "deep in the heart of Texas." And while Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are all within a 200-mile radius, Bryan proudly stands on its own as one of the most livable cities in the United States. Bryan has what locals call "The Good Life, Texas Style."
Bryan's economy is primarily driven by education, as Texas A&M University in nearby College Station employs some 19,000 from the area; and the Bryan Independent School District (Bryan ISD) employs another 2,000. Other major employers are in the health care services industry and government.
The City of Bryan Municipal Building is located at 300 S. Texas Ave. and is the headquarters for most city departments and offices. The city's police department is located across the street at 301 S. Texas Ave.; however, a new Justice Center is being built at the corner of 29th and Texas, and is slated to be completed by 2008.
Getting Around or Getting Away
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Where to Go in Bryan
While Bryan is centrally located between four major Texas cities, there are plenty of places to go locally for a fun time and a full itinerary.
For those who crave cultural pursuits, there are a number of museums in the Bryan-College Station area for you to visit, including the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, the Children's Museum of Brazos Valley and the Texas A&M Athletic Sports Museum.
Bryan-College Station is also home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The true history buff can travel the length of road from Bryan to Austin along what is called the "Presidential Corridor," which includes tour stops in smaller historic towns along the way to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin.
Things to Do in Bryan
Historic Downtown Bryan hosts monthly "First Friday" events, which feature artist demonstrations, carriage rides and entertainment. The Palace Theatre, Revolution Cafe and Bar, and 3rd Floor Cantina all feature venues for live entertainment.
And for something completely different, visit the Messina Hof Winery and Resort, participate in a wine tasting or two, and relax for a weekend at the Villa Bed & Breakfast, voted the most romantic hideaway in the United States.
Popular Bryan Attractions
- Brazos Valley African American Museum
- George Bush Presidential Library
- Messina Hof Winery and Resort
- Texas A&M Athletic Sports Museum