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Waugh Drive Bat Colony, Houston

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4.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • 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...  read more »
  • We went for an early evening stroll on the Buffalo Bayou walkway, and joined about 6 other people at a seating area about 75 yards east of the bridge. Some people had binoculars, others had parked the...  read more »
  • Going at dusk to see the bats fly out is an amazing sight! Can't believe how many there are and how long it goes on as the fill the sky. I love that the city built a viewing platform for this popular ...  read more »
  • Nice experience but no parking. Had to park several blocks away, but it's a park and was willing to walk anyways. Lighting is good and wasn't hard to see the bats. Smell wasn't that bad either.
  • 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 cool experience everyone in Houston should have at least once in their life. If you're watching from the South side of the Bayou, the incline is a bit steep so be careful not to fall or twist your ankle as you walk down to the trail below the road. The smell is rather overwhelming the closer you get to the underside of the bridge, but that's to be expected wherever millions of bats home every day.
  • One of my favorite places in Houston to go. Wander around the park until sunset and witness the bats take off. Witness Hawks eating the bats. Clouds of them! It's not Austin, but I don't have to drive nearly as far either.
  • Great attraction! So many bats flying around you'll get a good view no matter which side or location around the bridge you are. Obviously the same is intense but that is part of it...
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