Trip Planner:   USA  /  Texas  /  Texas Gulf Coast  /  Houston  /  Miscellaneous  /  Waugh Drive Bat Colony

Waugh Drive Bat Colony, Houston

(4.5/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
Waugh Drive Bat Colony is located in Houston. Arrange your visit to Waugh Drive Bat Colony and discover more family-friendly attractions in Houston using our Houston itinerary builder.
Create a full Houston itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Houston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Houston by other users

11 days in Texas BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Houston BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Park City, Nashville & Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Texas BY A USER FROM KUWAIT May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Houston, Austin & San Antonio BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO July, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Havana, Freeport & Houston BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Houston, Manila & Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Come to the bridge right before the sun sets - you can see many bats flying out from the bridge into the sky. I visited in January and had a good experience watching them - something you definitely do...  more »
  • My fiancĂ© has lived in Houston roughly 39-years. I just moved here this year and coaxed him into doing it. He'd always wanted to just hadn't made it downtown to do it. We are both SO GLAD we went. Nat...  more »
  • Interesting is all I can say. First of all no parking. Everything I read said plenty of free parking but not yet. It was all under construction as best I could tell. Plus if you do not know the addres...  more »
Google
  • For many, little is known about bats. However, Google dusk times and come early to watch the bats take flight. And there are charts with tons of info to better understand bats in general. The smell of bats are not for everyone, but it's not as bad as one would think. Happy looking to the sky....
  • Great and easy activity to do with visitors. This is a unique site. There are not a lot of easy parking spots available, but street parking can be had fairly easily.
  • 250k bats! Very cool. Once they emerge it can take 10-20 minutes for all to leave. Go get some mosquitos!
  • Interesting piece of nature at Buffalo Bayou. Make sure to get there 20-30 minutes before sunset. You'll see a vortex of bats fly out all at once from under the Waugh Bridge. It's a pretty impressive sight. Keep an eye out for hawks and other birds that prey on the bats.
  • Very disappointed. First of all don't forget that since they live there they also potty there. Strong urine smell. It was almost dark when they emerged so all of the traffic on the bridge had there headlights on and the only reason that I saw them was because there eyes reflected when I took pictures. I'll just say that the dandelion fountain was the highlight of the outing.