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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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Nature is all around you

Great place for hiking and walking enthusiasts. Three trails, each a little over a mile. Real bison... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Riverview, Florida
great refuge for nature in the city

This place has so much potential but seems to not want to be a better place than it is. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug H
Dickinson, Texas, United States
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Not-for-profit wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve on the southeast side of Houston.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • 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 2 days ago

Great place for hiking and walking enthusiasts. Three trails, each a little over a mile. Real bison on the property. Refurbished 1850 farm, buildings, and wind mill. check out the birthing center. Many beautiful birds, reptiles, animals for the whole family to learn about. Don't...More

Thank 2bucketgirls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has so much potential but seems to not want to be a better place than it is. It is truly beautiful but most of the beauty is not accessible to the person because the trails do not walk along the bayou by the...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Maybe I was expecting too much. Took the trails, but there really isn't that much to see. The "farm" was nice to tour although the farm house only allows you in three rooms.

Thank Cynthia B
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 14 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 1 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
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aimee r
14 February 2016|
Response from capitolhill_1401 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there a few weeks ago it was mosquito-free.