BCS Marino Road RV Park
"The Quiet and Peaceful Place to Stay!"
Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend!
The Bryan/College Station area has so many attractions that will make
your visit very enjoyable and informative. These are just a few of the
exciting and interesting places to visit while you are staying with us.
Texas A&M University
From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning, to a bustling
5,000-acre campus with a nationally recognized faculty, Texas A&M University is one of a select few
universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25 percent of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend college.
Here, 50,000-plus undergraduates and more than 9,000 graduate students have access to world-
class research programs and award-winning faculty. Texas A&M has two branch campuses, one in
Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on a ninety-acre site on the West
Campus of Texas A&M University. The Library and Museum is situated on a plaza adjoining the
Presidential Conference Center and the Texas A&M Academic Center. It operates under the
administration of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of
the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955.
The Brazos Valley Museum
The Museum’s current mission is to preserve and protect natural and cultural history, to stimulate its
understanding, and to encourage responsible stewardship of all natural and cultural resources. It
accomplishes this through:
1) the preservation of artifacts and natural specimens;
2) the presentation of exhibits and educational programming; and
3) cooperative partnerships with arts and cultural organizations, community oriented entities, and
academic institutions throughout the Brazos Valley.
Messina Hof Winery & Resort
Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is
rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven
generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany.
Stroll through the vineyard. Smell the roses. Sit by the waterfall. Relax with a glass of crisp Riesling or
rich Shiraz. Indulge in fresh vineyard cuisine. Linger over candlelit conversation. Enjoy a quiet
evening among friends or with the one you love.
We invite you on this journey and hope that we may share with you the romance and tradition of
Messina Hof here in the heart of Texas and agricultural center of the Brazos Valley.
Benjamin Knox Gallery
“My mission is to leave an indelible positive mark on society and the environment through art,
photography, literature, building design, music, and film.
There are four factors necessary for the continuous development and cohesion of the human race:
the first is education, the second is the understanding and appreciation of culture and heritage, the
third is the protection of human rights and freedom, and the fourth is the protection of our
environment and resources for future generations. As an artist, my focus is to make significant
creations that promote these four factors. Art transcends all boundaries. A beautiful painting, image,
or song can touch any human beings heart regardless of cultural boundaries and be a thread of peace
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
The 293-acre state historic site, maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife, is located on the original
townsite of Washington, a major political and commercial center in early Texas.
The site is comprised of three main attractions Independence Hall, Barrington Living History Farm,
administered by Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Star of the Republic Museum, administered by
Visitors are encouraged to begin at the state-of-the-art Visitors Center where the congenial and
knowledgeable Texas Parks and Wildlife staff can help you plan your visit and a variety of tour
options can be purchased. This facility is free to the public and is the best place to gather information
on the park amenities.
Historic Downtown Bryan
Downtown revitalization is economically sound and historically
Stroll through historic downtown Bryan to sample a colorful array of shops and stores. Stop by a
22,000 square foot historical building, lovingly renovated with glass doors, pine floors, bricked
archways, and fireplaces for an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind finds. Or browse other vibrant
craft and artisan shops throughout the area. We promise you’ll love downtown Bryan, Texas.
Enjoy The Charm And Grandeur Of Historic Downtown Bryan!
Gibbons Creek Reservoir
Ready to catch the big one? Come on over to Gibbons Creek Reservoir. Originally stocked by The
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1981, the Reservoir supports healthy populations of
largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and an assortment of bluegills and sunfish. A quarter million hybrid
Texas-Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1985, with 133,000 more added to the stock in
2002. With such a rich stocking history, the fish are biting. So come on over and bring your rod and
Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. The
extensive Lake Somerville Trailway links the Birch Creek unit to the Nails Creek unit. More than 20
miles of trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.
Water lovers can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and skiing on Lake Somerville.
Located at 8200 Sandy Point Road (FM 1687). From FM 2818 take FM 1687 west approximately 4
miles. Park entrance is on the right.
Two-lane ramp accommodates most boat types
Day use fee $5/vehicle
Open 6 am to 7:30 pm November 1-February, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Blue Bell Creamery
It all started on a hot summer day when local farmers decided to establish the Brenham Creamery
Company and make butter from excess cream brought in by area farmers. A few years later, the
creamery began making ice cream and delivering it to neighbors by horse and wagon. It was in 1930
that the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower.