Things to Do In Alvin TX

A little hidden gem nestled between Houston and Galveston provides all the small hometown feels with big Texas heart. The idea that something off-the-beaten-path does exist here in our little town. When you are not enjoying time at HarBet Lodge, on the Ranch, or animal therapy at the Veterinary clinic, here are the best things to do in Alvin, TX. 


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Bob Briscoe Park / Disc Golf

Enjoy the fully-lit disc golf course at night or during the day. A round of disc golf is fun for the entire family. 

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Coplin Bee Farm

Visit Coplin Bee Farm for a honey-tasting experience. Take some of the best Texas honey home with you.

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Brazos Bend State Park

With 37 miles of trails, the park offers incredible nature. Hike, bike, geocache, picnic, or even ride your horse. Caution: alligators are in the park.

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55 acres of land to hike, picnic, canoe, fish, or go bird watching. The park is the only stand of native pine trees in Brazoria County.

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Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

20 species of birds, 95 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 130 species of butterflies and dragonflies inhabit this diverse estuary. 

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Alvin Historical Museum

Step back in time and take in World War I and World War II memorabilia, area history, Nolan Ryan, and Republic of Texas currency.

Alvin Skate-N-Party

Roller skating is alive and well in Alvin. Rent some skates and have a blast making memories on the skating rink.

Alvin Bowling Company

Get your bowling shoes on and take your shot at getting a strike or spare on the lanes at our local bowling alley.  Fun for all!

Bayou City Adventures

Take a kayak tour or rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board for your own adventure on the waters around Alvin. 

Goats on the Bayou Farm

Visit Bayou Farm to see the goats or take a goat yoga class. Alvin Goat Yoga is certified by the original Goat Yoga brand.

Where to Go

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Froberg’s Farm

Pick your own fresh flowers and fruit from the farm. A small entrance charge to get a bucket, and you purchase your goods. A fun way to spend an afternoon.

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Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Take the 80-acre tram ride, see the famous Texas Longhorns, encounter kangaroos, and meet the giraffes in the big red barn at this family-friendly spot. 

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Jim’s Jungle Exotic Petting Zoo

A mobile petting zoo. If our large animals are not enough, a visit from exotic animals, including a lemur named Gizmo, could be in order. 

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Stanton’s Shopping Center

A family-owned shop experience with groceries, a restaurant, and hardware. For the beef lovers and grill lovers, it is heaven!

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Alvin Antique Center & Marketplace

A blast from the past with antique shopping in 55,000 square feet for a nostalgic gift or fun time reminiscing. Boutique items as well.

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Kemah Boardwalk

Amusement rides, restaurants, seaside festivals, and charming shops will provide the fun for a family-filled adventure day. 

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Space Center Houston

Houston, we have lift-off! The official visitor center and science museum of NASA is something for all. The wonder of space is invigorating only minutes from the Alvin, Texas skies.

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Haak Winery and Vineyards

Award-winning wine only minutes away. Enjoy tastings and tours by reservation at this local winery. One of the first wineries in the country to cultivate Blanc du Bois.

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Frontier Days (April)

Alvin’s annual fun festival with a parade, beer garden, food, live music, dancing, mini golf, kiddy train rides, car and bike show, and so much more! Join the fun!

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Alvin Music Festival

Held in March, this festival is all about live music and food. It is big Texas fun and worth a visit to Alvin for some down-home entertainment.