Armand Bayou Nature Center, Pasadena

4.5
The mission of Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is twofold:

To preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats with which we have been entrusted.

To provide opportunities for people to experience the Armand Bayou habitats and the importance of preserving these vanishing habitats.

Through preservation and education, ABNC strives to "Reconnect People with Nature".

ABNC is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S. ABNC contains 2500 acres of the natural wetlands forest, prairie and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. ABNC is home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. ABNC offers hiking trails, exhibits, field trips, Scout programs, birding, a historic farm and fun for all.
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  • We visited as our First birding acclimatisation day in Houston. We had a great day at this lovely reserve. There are some short loops and also slightly longer hikes which kept us busy birdwatching all...  more »
  • This is a great place to drop a kayak or canoe in the water. One direction takes you out towards Clear Lake and has a couple of really good spots to drop a line and do some fishing. Another direction ...  more »
  • Went with a group of friends to the Owl Prowl. Although the owls disappointed by failing to make an appearance, their evasiveness did nothing the dampen our enjoyment of a night hike thru the woods. I...  more »
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  • Great educational programs for kids... The curriculum is thorough and well-researched and the organization/administration is solid. Walking trails are maintained and offer a woodland escape from the surrounding (sub) urban environment. We've seen an armadillo, alligators, countless turtles and water smaller, several deer, and one copperhead on our adventures.
  • It was big and beautiful!! After awhile it got hot and my legs were so so sooo tiered. But amazing views and they had a lot of cool animals and activities!!! Recommend for kids who have a ton of energy and that loves animals and the out doors!!!
  • Very nice outdoors area in Pasadena. It's a little bit out of the way, but worth the drive. Really liked the traditional blacksmithing setup.
  • This place is a quiet break from the noisy city. They have three trails to hike that have a nice view of the bayou generally half way through. They also have a few other fun things to check out. It's only 4$ per person to get in and even cheaper for children I believe. This place is a great place to bring your children to burn off some energy.
  • great walking trail. nice place for an evening stroll. when it's cool out and the musquitos aren't a bother would recommend to any nature enthusiasts
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