We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 5050 Fm 517 Rd, Alvin, TX 77511-1828
Phone Number:
+1 281-337-6376
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Fun, especially for kids!

Arrived early so no parking issues. Friendly folks work there, but the place needs a little TLC. Animals were well taken care of and there were plenty to see. Buy a bucket of food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Traveling_Girrrrrl
,
Houston, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 138: English reviews
Pearland, Texas
Level Contributor
45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic place to visit. The kids really enjoyed letting the animals eat from the bowls we had. The ostriches were their favorite. My advice is to take a lunch and spend several hours.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rick N
houston
Level Contributor
64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of a group and received a discounted rate which was a really good deal. Driving in, you could tell you're about to experience something amazing and unlike anything you would ever encounter in a normal zoo. There were llamas and emus walking on the street and I had to honk at them to move so... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank yellowrose1288
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a safari ride where you see many animal some come up to the tram to feed, there is also a petting zoo you can feed and pet the animals, there is also a pony ride. There is a large area that you can have a picnic in. You must bring your own food for humans to eat, no... More 

Helpful?
Thank bjjsnoop3
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early so no parking issues. Friendly folks work there, but the place needs a little TLC. Animals were well taken care of and there were plenty to see. Buy a bucket of food so that you can feed them as they come right up to the vehicle. A little pricey and our tour guide was recovering from laryngitis, so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

No parking hassles. Up close visits with animals. Tram ride with food for animals, picnic tables and no crowds. Great place for families.

Helpful?
Thank Patti L
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The place is really run down,animals are awesome but the place needs to have some more TLC. Owner is not friendly. Cost is high for experience.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sunonda W
Mentor, Ohio
Level Contributor
129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a great time feeding animals and taking the tour of the property. The tour guide was knowledgeable. This is a good activity with kids on a pretty day. There are no concessions so definitely pack a lunch. 1 bucket of food for 2 kids or 1 family is plenty, the buckets are really big.

Helpful?
Thank HG30
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
127 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes coming in. We parked and walked up to the crowded barn area to wait for a tram. I walked into the barn to have a look around and was immediately turned off by a woman standing in front of a NO SMOKING sign, smoking a cigarette. I pointed out the sign and she snapped back at... More 

Helpful?
Thank lovnlivnnalaska
Houston, TX
Level Contributor
86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a very rustic zoo.. rusty metal fences with tilting poles contain animals in mostly defoliated land. The 'trams rides' are jeeps pulling horse trailers, the barns are likely 40+ years old and they don't take credit cards. The plusses: animals do appear to be well kept, the 'feed the animals' bowls are enormous and there are good staff... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RogerTheChipGuy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Hard to decide who is friendly the animals or the staff. Spotless restrooms, clean healthy environment for all the animals and you can pet and feed almost all of them. Staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and you can tell they love the animals they care for. I really love taking out of town guests... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa W

Travellers who viewed Bayou Wildlife Zoo also viewed

Alvin, Texas Gulf Coast
Alvin, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Bayou Wildlife Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bayou Wildlife Zoo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bayou Wildlife Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?