Bayou Wildlife Zoo, Alvin

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#8 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas Gulf Coast
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  • October 3, 2017
    Allot of animal's , great for kid's & adult's, train ride is cool , you can buy animal food , they come to the train & will eat out of your hand, big variety of animal';s there, very cool place  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We all enjoyed the tram ride it was very informative and several animals approached us for the food we purchased prior to the start of our ride. They were all well taken care of ..  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It's been a few years since I have been. Took my grandson when he was 6 we had a super time. This is not a drive your own car through you ride a open air I guess you would call it a tram do sorts. The...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    We went here for a field trip. It's a great place to bring the family, but it is AWFUL for multiple, large groups! It's more of a farm, than a formal zoo. 1) The place is small. You're done after about 90 minutes - unless you count the additional 90 minutes spent waiting to take the train! 3) The food area is RIGHT next to the petting zoo, so in addition to the stench, our kids' lunches were covered in flies. There were so many flies, some kids would not eat. The goats got out twice and headed straight for the lunch table. So we were stuck fighting flies AND goats at lunch. 3) The petting zoo doesn't have a path or trail, so you walk in the yard full of manure! (See earlier reference to flies and stench.)
  • May 6, 2017
    Parking was a bit difficult, but we came early on Saturday and it was a nice day. We bought 2 buckets and ended up with 1 bucket full. Our tram driver was really nice, but she didn't stop enough for us to enjoy the animals more. It wasn't packed, and there was no tram behind it. So it wasn't like we were in a rush. It was a nice park, the animals are sweet. Lots of flies, so eating lunch was a bit tough. The petting zoo is right next to the giraffes and the pony rides were free for our kids. Overall, the experience was fun; but I would have enjoy it much more if we could spend more time in the tram, because we could only ride once.
  • June 6, 2017
    This place used to be great! One of the BEST hangout spots and really affordable. When the owner retired and sold the zoo, things went down hill. You now can't drive your car for example through the area and feed the animals, instead you have to ride the tram and many times don't experience anything... Prices on tickets went up, and animals look not only unhealthy but also sad. Save your money, this guy must sell this place to a new owner and fire all staff!
  • June 8, 2017
    It's a small "backyard" zoo that offers a tram ride through fairly open grounds that hosts a variety of close-up animal encounters involving many types of bovine, deer and large, flightless birds. The park offers inexpensive food bowls that the animals are happy to eat out of though you must remind your small children to hold the bowls with both hands to avoid spilling/dropping because the animals can get greedy (especially the ostriches). While they are home to a rhinoceros, giraffes, lemurs and many others not listed these animals are placed in their own enclosures and may not be seen as well as others. The zoo offers other amenities like a petting zoo, pony rides and a gift shop that were not experienced personally during my visit. Overall, a nice experience that is sure to put a smile on any animal lover's face. The only issue we ran into was the inability to pay with a debit/credit card.
  • March 27, 2017
    The park itself was very nice. We had fun on the safari ride, petting zoo, and with the horses. The only problem I had is with the parking. The parking area is all gravel and the large trams that provide the tours drive through the parking lot. When we returned to the car, we found a rock had shattered my back windshield. The owner refused to acknowledge that one of his trams may have caused the damage. He went on to ask me 'how I would like it if I had to sleep at there are night to keep people from shooting his animals' and that 'life isn't fair'. I will never return.

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