George Bush Presidential Library & Museum  (George Herbert Walker Bush ) 41st Pres of USA
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station Texas 77845 TEL: 979-691-4000
It is located about 95miles/150kms North of Houston 

Blue Bell's Original Creamery in Brenham, TX

Blue Bell From Houston, take Highway 290 West approximately 72 miles. Pass the old drive-in theatre and turn right on Loop 577. Go past the second stoplight and it's on the right. 800-327-8135

You can tour the creameries facility in Brenham, but be warned, no matter the time of year, the tours are in demand and arelimited to the first 800 visitors each week day. You'll certainly get a good taste of ice cream, but if you want more, you'll have to purchase it!

Brazos Bend State Park

21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461 

It's a little pricey because you pay per person to enter the park (get a state park pass if you plan to visit often).  There is always tons of wildlife to see - deer, racoons, armadillo, alligators.  That's right ALLIGATORS in the wild.  If you have never had the experience of seeing a gator up close its something you have to do.  If you have only a little time take one of the hikes around one of the two main lakes (you are more likely to see a gator there).  In the summer go early or late to avoid the heat (also the gators aren't very active when it's 100 outside).  The walk is super easy (amount mile around each lake) and is flat and graveled, with plenty of rest areas.  If your coming in the summer bring a bottle of water.

Pack a picnic lunch as the state park is out in the middle of no where.  There are plenty of picnic areas.  If you aren't from the south beware of fire ants (eat at a table).  Be sure to stop by the visitors center.  The staff is always friendly and knowledgable.  If it isn't very busy ask if you can pet one of the baby alligators normally on display (they are rescued from nest that are in danger and the gators will later be released to the wild when they are a bit bigger). 

Camping facilities are nice.  Bathroom facilities are about what you would expect at a state park (if you are fussy about bathrooms use the one at the visitors center they tend to be a little nicer than those in the picnic areas).