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Things to Do With Teens in the Brazos Valley

by Jane Rodda, studioD

Situated in the heart of Texas, the Brazos Valley consists of wide open spaces for outdoor fun, along with city attractions, particularly in the Home of the Texas A&M Aggies, the city of College Station. You will have plenty to do with your teens in this seven-county region, and you are just an hour north of all that Houston has to offer.

Live Theater

Teens may enjoy a night out to see a live stage performance. The Stage Center Theatre in Bryan has an ongoing calendar of performances of familiar stories and movies. Not all of the shows would appeal to teens, but some of them just might. Another option is the family-focused community theatre called The Theatre Company. Also in Bryan, all of the stage productions have families in mind with something for everyone. There are musicals, adaptations of favorite movies of the past and funny parodies.

Sports Activities

If you have teens who love to play sports, there are many venues in the area to have some athletic fun. The Spirit Ice Arena in College Station is an indoor ice skating facility providing open skating sessions, figure skating lessons, hockey classes and broomball sessions. In the city of Bryan you will find the Bryan Aquatic Center. There, your teen can enjoy all the swimming she needs. Have a diving competition with your teen, brave the 175-foot waterslide or just relax in the sun. In College Station, you can head over to the Brian Bachmann Community Park for tennis, basketball, softball, skateboarding and volleyball.

Game Centers

At Grand Station Entertainment in College Station, your teen can unwind with a game of bowling, have some laser tag fun, putt around on the mini golf course and play some video games. The facility offers a teen night providing unlimited everything for one price. There is a good chance that you have a teen who would jump at the chance to go paintballing. Zoomz Paintball in College Station has several outdoor courses, along with all of the gear your teen will need to have some fun with paintball guns.

Outdoor Adventure

Having some time in the great outdoors with your teen is an excellent way to spend time together. In the southern corner of the Brazos Valley is Somerville State Park. There you will be able to fish, boat, camp, hike, mountain bike, view wildlife and swim. The park also features picnic facilities, volleyball courts and basketball courts. Along the Brazos River is Washington State Park. It is not only an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors, but it also is the historic site where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836. Markers, artifacts and a museum are there for your teen to learn all about how Texas became a free state.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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