Bayou Wildlife Zoo, Alvin

3.8
#8 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas Gulf Coast
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  • This place is a real zoo. No concrete, staged displays, nor pristine animals. These animals were closer to their natural habitat. It was raining lightly that day we were there, so yes, some of the ani...  more »
  • Grat place for kids, so many animals. the best thing is that you can feed some of the animals that was a challenge for kids :) I definitely recommend this zoo. if we come back one day, we see again .....  more »
  • I visited the other day, and was so happy to see that my favorite place to take young kids is still open, still absolutely full of animals and fun and adventures! This is a totally unknown gem in the ...  more »
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  • Awesome place. Not at all like a big city zoo. And I'm not an animal person (2 of my kids are). When you first drive in you can feed all kinds of animals from your car. Then when you park and enter the pavilion area there are dear running around with you (they beg for food). You can walk to different areas and see different animals in fenced areas closer to the pavilions. Then there is a tram ride and you see all manner of animals who come up to the tram that you can feed. On the tram ride you realize the place is much bigger than you expected and has many more animals than you expected. And there are pony rides.
  • This is a great place. I took my family of four there to spend a Saturday afternoon and the kids loved it. You pay one price to get in and everything else is included (except for the animal food). The tram ride was pretty neat and you can get up close to a lot of interesting animals.
  • The place could use some sprucing up, but otherwise a very fun zoo. Super cool to get cuddles from a whitetail deer! I'm told its for sale. It would be very sad to see it close.
  • My kids loved it they had so much fun that I struggle to get them in the car 😁, definitely going back soon and recommend it
  • Visited the park and was disappointed in how most of the animals looked. The giraffes and goats hooves were HORRIBLE and the enclosures didn't look like upkeep was being done. The ponies they were using for pony rides were heavily breathing because of the heat and we're made to stand tied for hours and I noticed one didn't have any water! I saw the caretaker and she was sitting in the shade, talking on her phone. I told her the water was empty and she just laughed and said "yeah, he knocks it over." Well, figure something else out then!! Tie a bucket up or something. DO NOT JUST NOT GIVE THEM WATER!! The staff was nice and the tram ride was fun. We did get to stop and feed some of the animals. But the overall health of the animals is a concern. The amount of money they rake in every year doesn't seem to be going to help the animals or the upkeep of the fences, etc.

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