Comfort Suites University Drive
907 E. University Drive
College Station, TX 77840
Phone: (979) 268-5500
Fax: (979) 268-5501
People of all ages flock to the old 1860s European settlement (Brenham) to visit this famous little creamery. Founded in the early 1900s, its reputation has grown over the years while its secrets have remained hidden behind the cool dairy walls. Named for the beautiful Texas state flower, the creamery makes some of the best ice creams ever produced. Take the guided tour and you will be able to verify that fact yourself. The gift shop is a fun place to shop, but the best part is the free scoop of your favorite blend. It is the perfect way to top off a day at this classic ice cream landmark.
The whole family will strike oil with a visit to this ranch. It is a great place to spend a relaxing and fun day. Small and large groups can enjoy pony rides, paddle boats, swimming, fishing, miniature golf, train rides and other outdoor activities in wide-open spaces. Kids will definitely love the petting zoo, stockyard maze, Indian village, milking cows and riding in hay wagons. Watch for seasonal events that include educational programs, hands-on projects and picnic parties.
Robin Hood and his merry men would be mighty proud of Texas. There are four major national forests flourishing across the state. This one is the largest with close to 17,000 wooded acres and it is only about a 90-minute drive outside of the city. Spanning across three counties, it features numerous lakes, hiking trails, magnolias, birds, wildlife and lots of recreation facilities. Outdoor types can fish, hike, bike or just enjoy the call of the wild. Solitude and adventure go hand in hand in the pine-filled woods.
The Huntsville State Park is a natural wonder sprawled over 2083 acres (843 hectares) and encompasses Lake Raven. Search for wildflowers and explore hidden trails amid tall pines. Head to the lake to swim, canoe or fish and camp here overnight at one of the campsites. This park is home to animals like opossums, white-tailed deer, fox squirrels and raccoons.