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Armand Bayou Nature Center

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First day in Houston

We visited as our First birding acclimatisation day in Houston. We had a great day at this lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Kayak and Canoe close to home

This is a great place to drop a kayak or canoe in the water. One direction takes you out towards... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Crosby, Texas
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Not-for-profit wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve on the southeast side of Houston.
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8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507-1818
+1 281-474-2551
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as our First birding acclimatisation day in Houston. We had a great day at this lovely reserve. There are some short loops and also slightly longer hikes which kept us busy birdwatching all day. We stayed 6 hours and enjoyed the walks as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is a great place to drop a kayak or canoe in the water. One direction takes you out towards Clear Lake and has a couple of really good spots to drop a line and do some fishing. Another direction takes you up stream into...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Went with a group of friends to the Owl Prowl. Although the owls disappointed by failing to make an appearance, their evasiveness did nothing the dampen our enjoyment of a night hike thru the woods. It was a beautiful weekend (Saturday after Thanksgiving) so perhaps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We had such a blissful experience at Ecotots learning about spiders, we will be returning with friends.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Nice place to get some great graduation photo's. The pier was very nice, enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Park, and parking were free.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Swarms of mosquitoes attack from all directions. There are repellent resistant mosquitoes in such quantities that we did not last long there. September 2018. We did not observe any of the supposed wildlife at the nature center that were not in cages.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Our guide Kevin is very knowledgeable and thorough, told great stories about the history of Armand Bayou, we visited the nature center after the canoe trip and it was wonderful!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I took my 3 grandkids (10, 13, 15) on the Breakfast on the Bayou pontoon tour, it was great, we all thoroughly enjoyed our time, spotted a dozen or so alligators, fish, numerous birds. Conservationist and boat captain Mike was so knowledgeable, his firstmate Lou...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawn P
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Captain Mike and Nature Guide Lou, aboard the quiet electric powered pontoon, guided us for 90 minutes on the bayou, which is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. It is also part of the Texas Coastal Preserve Program of the Texas Parks and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1Sam39
Reviewed August 13, 2018

5 friends and I took the 6:30 pm evening cruise on the pontoon boat. Very impressed with the knowledge share by the boat's captain and mate. Covered a wide variety of flora information. Spotted 12 alligators (18"- 13') Lots of egrets and some herons. Gar...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 14, 2016|
Response from ryanbR1318JS | Reviewed this property |
When we were there a few weeks ago it was mosquito-free.