From museums to military-themed stays, outdoor activities and more, we have plenty of ways to honor our nation’s military and kick off your summer this Memorial Day weekend – right here in Bryan College Station.
Take a look, create your own itinerary and come visit us this Memorial Day!
Honor and Learn at Our Museums
Explore our country’s past at one of the top attractions in Texas at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. You’ll find artifacts, a photo-worthy Oval Office desk replica and even interactive displays like landing a plane on an aircraft carrier. You’ll also see a World War II Avenger Torpedo Bomber, a piece of the Berlin Wall and much more.
Active-duty military personnel and their families receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
At the Museum of the American G.I., learn about stories from World War I to Vietnam with fully restored uniforms, operational vehicles and more. Pay tribute to lives lost at the museum’s Vietnam Heroes Exhibit featuring hand-embossed dog tags representing every Texas serviceman who died or went missing during the Vietnam War.
2018 will be the inaugural year for the Texas Weekend of Remembrance at Veterans Park in College Station on May 25-27. Military members, veterans, their families and the general public are invited to gather to honor the memories of those lost while serving. Admission is free and the event will include a display of military vehicles, musical performances, children’s activities and more. Active military and veterans will also be invited to compete in 7-on-7 football and softball tournaments.
Ready to soak up some sunshine? The Veterans Park and Athletic Complex features a 12-acre memorial site and heritage trail with bronze sculptures honoring military veterans and lives lost in previous wars. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the trails, ball fields and play areas throughout the park.
For a bit of fun during the holiday weekend, don’t miss the Starlight Music Series at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, featuring tribute band Def Leggend on Sunday, May 27. Blankets, chairs and coolers are welcome. Food and drink vendors are also on-site for this night of music.
Bring your little ones and cool off at Tiffany Park’s splash pad. Enjoy tennis courts, horseshoe pits and even a lit sand volleyball court. It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer season.
Where to Stay
Step back in time for your stay at Cavalry Court featuring a retro military style from the 50's and 60's. This full-service, upscale boutique has 141 retro-inspired rooms along with outdoor fire pits, a pool reminiscent of the old watering hole, live music at the Canteen and plenty of Texas snacks too.
At The George, you’ll experience a refined, yet rustic stay with plenty of Texas pride. Named as a nod to the famous Georges throughout history, enjoy the oversized porch and rocking chairs, oversized swimming pool and admire the contemporary artwork throughout the hotel paying tribute to Southern hospitality and the city of College Station.
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