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“Beautiful adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507
281 474 2551
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Not-for-profit wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve on the southeast side of Houston.
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Interesting exhibits, nature walk, and farm house from the 1800's. Knowledgeable staff gave suggestions for other sites to see in the surrounding area. Very nice.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A Special Spot on the Bayou”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lots to do here, lovely place to enjoy nature and the bayou, boats and Kayaks to rent, truly back to nature. A rare respite near the busy big city of Houston, highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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Pasadena, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Peaceful Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It has been a few years since I have had the time to go back. I went often a few years back and it is a very enjoyable serene setting. Picnic ares, lots of Geese and Ducks and very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Good family spot to visit.

Visited August 2012
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League City, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Awesome outdoors experience in the middle of town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The fact that this place is in the center of town is amazing. We saw turtles and birds in the trails and many more in cages along the boardwalk. There are 3 trails for those who like to hike/walk, canoe tours, an 1800s farm that you can tour on the weekends, and more! Admission is super cheap! You could spend all day looking at nature.

Visited July 2013
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Friendswood, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice in some spots, spotty in others”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a nature center. They are designed to be natural, and to work for the animals, rather than to be easy or comfy for people. It was tough to get them to let us use the restroom, even with a very charming potty-training preschooler in tow. However, they do have very good educational programming and some unusual captive raptors. Admission is quite reasonable and of course included in their educational program fees. Their gift shop, while small, is just right - lots of reasonably-priced items in a big range of price points, with good, non-cheesy ties to the site and appeal to kids and adults.

Visited February 2013
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