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Brazos Bend State Park

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Address: 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461
Phone Number: 409-553-5101
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: A 4,897-acre park reserve that offers visitors glimpses of a variety of...
A 4,897-acre park reserve that offers visitors glimpses of a variety of animal species including birds, alligators, deer, bobcats and raccoons.
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Fun adventure for the kids

We took our grandsons, ages 7 and 5, to visit the park. We started at the nature center and the attendants there had a baby alligator out of the tank and the children were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We took our grandsons, ages 7 and 5, to visit the park. We started at the nature center and the attendants there had a baby alligator out of the tank and the children were allowed to pet it. Another attendant had a very small non-venomous snake that they could get up close and personal with. There was plenty to see... More 

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Philadelphia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon in early April at park - three adults, one 10 year-old child and one 45 pound bird. It is hard to say who enjoyed it most. I will say that the gators lay every where and unleashed dogs or wandering young children should be carefully considered (if it were me avoided at all costs). We also... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a great experience. Walking by alligators, so close. The park has hides. Lots of lovely birds and turtles. We walked quite a distance. There was a visitors centre where we saw snakes , stroked baby crocs and saw a lot of the history of the park. There is camping facilities within the park. Cabin's to rent out. Fishing. Young... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The alligators are incredible and close up. The only thing between you and them is space. Great place to visit and camp..

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Sweetwater
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I wish we had time for more than just a day trip to Brazos Bend State Park. It is amazing! We started off by walking the trail around 40 Acre Lake and saw 9 Alligators, numerous species of birds, and even some fish jump. Two alligators were laying almost on the trail and we were careful not to disturb them,... More 

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Duncan B.C.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed a great cool early spring day out. One hour south of Houston. Perhaps there are 15 good level kilometers of level walking trails. Turtles, and birds abound. We were amazed by the varietu of herons, egrets, ducks, geese and ibis. There arehawks and eagles and many others. Iy was not the best day for alligators but we saw... More 

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Sweeny, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is such a beautiful place with a lot of scenic walking and bike trails throughout the park. I have seen all kinds of wildlife while on the trails, as well as in the open areas of the park. Springtime is a great time to visit because of the newly hatched baby alligators along the trails. This is a great... More 

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cold front is moving through Texas as we tour the Texas coast. My husband wants to see alligators but we only have a couple of days left before heading home. I was not sure the weather was warm enough for alligators. I researched online and found this state park. We arrived at 4 pm and decided to walk the 1.2... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I chose to do something different for Valentine's Day so I read the reviews and thought it be interesting to hike, horse back ride, and maybe camp out. As luck would have it, we got off to a late start and didn't get to horse back ride but I really enjoyed the scenery, the gators were out, and the weather... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drive about an hour to get to this park and it is well worth it. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day there! Last time we went we drove to the second parking area and walked around the little lake area--we counted 22 alligators!! Our family loves this park.

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