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Armand Bayou Nature Center

#1 of 14 things to do in Pasadena Features Animals
8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507-1818
+1 281-474-2551
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They offer so many programs, especially to kids. The summer and winter camps are well organized... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Ann G
via mobile
Better than I thought--great, in fact

Inexpensive, accessible, educational, and fun. Bison, history, marshes, snakes (saw 2 in the wild... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Ed B
Smyrna, GA, United States
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Not-for-profit wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve on the southeast side of Houston.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507-1818
+1 281-474-2551

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

They offer so many programs, especially to kids. The summer and winter camps are well organized. Good place to learn about local plants and animals.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Inexpensive, accessible, educational, and fun. Bison, history, marshes, snakes (saw 2 in the wild), turtles (saw many), lizards (saw several), alligators (didn't see any), beautiful trees, flowers, vintage farmhouse (didn't go in), many birds. Beautiful, informational, relaxing place. We--3 older adults, 1 younger (40s) adult...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

For more than 20 years, I'd passed by this area with no idea it was a nature refuge. I moved off to central Texas where birding and an appreciation for nature blossomed. In discovering many wonderful places during that time it was when I moved...More

Thank Aj G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Now this rating is relative to all of the natural areas, nature centers, arboretums and forests I have been to within 1 hour of Houston, TX. It is based on wildlife sightings, size, scenery, etc. ---- This is a fee-based site. They are closed on...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Should you need to get away from the hectic life of daily living this is the place to go. Come to the Bayou to let it all go. In your mind that is! Walk down one of the many walkways. Stop for a few minutes...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the Houston area for 14 years and had never heard of this center. I had a guest visiting and they read about it. We really enjoyed the trails. Be sure to bring your own water as they don't sell any. Wear hiking...More

Thank LuxuryLisaHouston
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Armand bayou is great space to take the kids out or yourself for a walk to get some fresh air and exercise. There is an amazing array of wildlife and vegetation in the middle of the city. We live nearby and like to visit to...More

Thank Txtnk
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I brought my kids here for a nature walk, and we had a great time. We didn't walk as far as planned, but that's because the kids kept stopping to pick stuff up and touch everything. They loved learning about nature, and the gardens were...More

Thank AnneViolette
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A wonderful natural place with deer, snakes and gators. Peaceful walking trails filled with the wonders of nature as it once was in this land. We have been members since 2001. The board walk and exhibit buildings are wheelchair accessible but the trails are not.

Thank Dale P
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely park near the Armand Bayou nature center. The nature center park closed before 6 and so i got to find this park which was just a mile away and was a hidden treasure.

Thank texanindiaguy
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aimee r
It's Feb and thinking of going out....do we need to worry about mosquitos?
14 February 2016|
Response from capitolhill_1401 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there a few weeks ago it was mosquito-free.