Ever wondered what it is like to live in College Station, TX? While you may spend most of your time in class or studying, there is tons around to explore in this area we call home!

Whether you’re from the area or a College Station newcomer, you’ll find something to love within steps of Cherry Street. Explore our town’s best and brightest local attractions, starting with these six things to do, see, and eat.

Dixie Chicken

It may have started as just a bar, all those years ago, but it has been much more than that to many aggies. For over 40 years, we’ve been on Northgate, celebrating the big wins, knocking back a few after a tough test, reminiscing and reconnecting with friends. We’ve been there for the awkward first dates, the 20 year wedding anniversaries, the nights to remember and the nights to forget!


The Backyard

The Backyard on Northgate takes pride in its uniquely laid-back environment and southern hospitality.

From the indoor gaming opportunities and multiple flat-screen TVs to the outdoor bar and spacious patios (equipped with hanging swing chairs!), The Backyard on Northgate is a perfect spot to watch the game, have a great time, and feel right at home!


Century Square

Century Square is an exciting mixed-use destination adjacent to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Redefining the Brazos Valley, the development creates a dynamic community center where people congregate from across the region to experience a walkable, urban destination. 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. 


Penny on Sully

It is said that Ross would help students with their homework, and when students would ask how they could repay him, Ross would reply with, “A penny for your thoughts.”

Students leave pennies (as well as assorted bills, gift cards, and other trinkets) at the base of Sully for good luck before taking their exams. The items are collected each semester and donated to a local charitable organization.


Bottle Cap Alley

In the alley on Northgate between the Dry Bean and the Dixie Chicken in College Station, Texas, a time-honored Texas A&M tradition glistens in the sun. Bottle Cap Alley, a sea of old bottle tops stretching between two of Aggieland's most beloved watering holes, is a College Station rite of passage.


Research Park

Located just north of the George Bush Presidential Library, this 40 acre park is a wonderful place for Aggies of all ages! The park includes several interconnected ponds, plenty of green space, over mile and a half of walking/running paths, and an 18 hole disk golf course. The park is home to many ducks and turtle residing at the ponds.

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