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Waugh Drive Bat Colony, Houston

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  • Honestly, I am only writing this because of the scathing review offered by someone earlier. It's one thing to be disappointed, but what I experienced was nothing like that. I wonder if they even went ...  more »
  • At first you smell the sweetness in the air - no, it's not the flowers or trees. And it's not hte urine from homeless people...Matter of fact we never saw homeless people along this beautiful river pa...  more »
  • Even the disappointment! Did you wake up this morning thinking: "Gee, I wish I could see a lot of bats today?" Do you like waiting? What if you're waiting a crowded area? How about a having locals ins...  more »
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  • One of Houston's best free activities to bring guests and travelers to. Good to arrive about 20-30 mins before sunset. You can view from the bank and under the bridge but if you want to take video, I would suggest setting up on the bridge
  • Having lived in houston for almost 20 years I always took my out of town guests to Austin to show the bat colony under the bridge over there. Never knew that we have a huge colony right here in Houston. Awesome and wish someone would rent night vision goggles to see in the dark.
  • This is one of the coolest little gathering spots in Houston - and it happens every day at sunset. The Waugh bridge has the largest colony of Mexican Fruit Bats in North America living under it. Every evening at sunset, millions of bats fly out to feed in one of greatest shows in nature. Grab a snack or a beer and join the hundred or so onlookers that gather here every evening.
  • Took my son to see this and it is an awesome sight. The bats begin circling before they flood out from under the bridge. The whole event lasts about an hour and it's worth watching.
  • 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....