What to do and see in Alvin, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Alvin is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and Brazoria County. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 24,236. Alvin's claim to fame is Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who moved with his family to the city in 1947 as an infant and lived there until he moved to Round Rock in 2003. The Nolan Ryan Museum is in the Nolan Ryan Foundation and Exhibit Center on the campus of Alvin Community College.
Restaurants in Alvin

1. Froberg's Farm

11875 Texas 6, Alvin, TX +1 281-585-3531
Excellent
73%
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22%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Froberg's Farm

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Reviewed By jimp472017 - Pearland, Texas

Froberg's Farm has great strawberries (go when you can pick your own), wonderful selection of fruits and vegetables, many homemade items like pies and then there is the sausage man! Great meat in Greek's Smokehouse too!

2. iLovekickboxing Friendswood

305 W Parkwood Ave, Suite #405, Friendswood, TX 77546-5424 +1 281-819-4333
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5 based on 36 reviews

iLovekickboxing Friendswood

Reviewed By angelaeckles - Gonzales, Louisiana

I was looking for a workout my husband and I could do together and this is definitely it! From the moment we walked through the doors, you could tell the instructors genuinely care and are supportive. The instructors make it a point to know who every person in class is. If they haven't seen you in a while, they will check on you. It's nice to be held accountable! They have a HIIT warmup which is challenging yet beneficial and then we get some bag work after stretching and finish with partner workouts. The instructors help teach you technique and areas to work on! It's very high energy with upbeat music and even better instructors! We are so happy with our decision to join the ILoveKickboxing-Gonzales family!

3. Bayou Wildlife Zoo

5050 Fm 517 Rd, Alvin, TX 77511-1828 +1 281-337-6376
Excellent
43%
Good
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Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4 based on 162 reviews

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

Reviewed By Colleen C

This place is a real zoo. No concrete, staged displays, nor pristine animals. These animals were closer to their natural habitat. It was raining lightly that day we were there, so yes, some of the animals were caked with mud. However, in the real world, animals are caked in mud when it has been raining. These animals were calm when approached and gentle.
If you are expecting a clean, modern day concrete environment, then go to the Houston Zoo.

When we arrived there was a deer that calmly walked around and greeted you. Our two-year-old grandson petted him, then after the tram ride, he went on a pony ride.

This is a great place to go and experience animals in nature.

There is no restaurant so take a lunch, sit at the picnic tables, enjoy the day. The deer will walk around to your table, check out what you’re eating, it’s a wonderful experience for children and adults alike.

4. Alvin Antique Center & Marketplace

2500 S. Loop 35, Alvin, TX 77511 +1 281-388-0537
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Alvin Antique Center & Marketplace

Reviewed By PattieNeh

What a neat place! Like a time capsule. Very neat place with loads of items priced right for the taking.. We only got thru half of it there was so much to see. We will be back again..

And the oldies music playing was the perfect feel.

Love this place!

5. Nolan Ryan Center

Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX +1 281-388-1134
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Nolan Ryan Center

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

An incredible athlete and person, Nolan Ryan's life and career is wonderfully documented in the Nolan Ryan Center on the campus of Alvin Community College. Proceeds from the center and museum fund the Nolan Ryan Foundation which supports youth, education and community development. The local YMCA was funded by the Foundation among other projects. The museum is a treasure of arifacts such as uniforms, baseballs, awards, cards. photos, score cards, wedding invitation and photos and childhood pictures. They have a scouting report filled out when he was in high school which was very interesting.They have a small theatre where a video illustrating Nolan's character and history towards success is shown. Kiosks are setup showing highlights of Ryan's career as a Met, Angel, Astro and Ranger. A display shows each of the career record 5,714 strikeouts and who they were against was very interesting to me. The center is interactive and probably one of the best interactions is the simulator which allows you to experience a Nolan Ryan pitch. You but your face in the catcher's mask and hand over the glove to experience a variety of pitches. The fastball is impressive. For an adult fee of $5, students and seniors $2.50 and children under 6 free it's a great bargin for baseball fans and your helping the Nolan Ryan Foundation do great work. We need more great American stories like the Nolan Ryan story.

6. Camp Mohawk County Park

110 County Road 193, Alvin, TX 77511-9257 +1 877-226-7664
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Camp Mohawk County Park

Reviewed By biketourings - League City, Texas

Camp Mohawk offers a very nice setting for group activities providing dormitories, cabins for rent and a minimum of two campsite spaces must be purchased as the park caters specifically for group events and activities for overnight guests. The park also offers day use rentals of their Pavilions for groups as well. Volleyball, horseshoe pits, basketball are just a few of the fun activities provided at the park as well as a playground for children.

Anyone can visit the park during regular hours for excellent bird watching, photography, picnics or barbecues. Located near Chocolate Bayou there are canoe, kayaking and fishing opportunities. Visit their website for more information.

7. Marguerite Rogers House Museum

113 E Dumble St, Alvin, TX 77511-3510 +1 281-585-2803
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Marguerite Rogers House Museum

Reviewed By BrendaH40 - Alvin, Texas

My Teenage Daughter and Myself went to the museum and the house. The museum was doing a exibit on the rodeo, it was fun to see old Alvin (my children grew up in this area but we had never been to the museum). The house was great they had a collection of old quilts and other sewn items; it was fun to see them and the lady that showed us around was wonderful. Make sure if you go they show you the garage (that was my daughters favorite part.

8. Alvin Skate N Party

1701 W Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511-1385 +1 281-756-0507
Alvin Skate N Party

Offering people in the the Houston Area an afternoon of family fun and roller skating. Skate Mates available for rent for children who need them. Over 1000 birthday parties a year. Private Parties and Fundraiser options available.

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