Alvin, Texas was originally called “Morgan” in honor of Alvin, Morgan, the first resident of the settlement in the 19th-century. However, they subsequently changed it to his first name after the residents found that another place was already called Morgan. Despite the name change, the town continues to immerse itself in its historic past, as evident by its different attractions.
1. Try out different outdoor activities at Resoft Park
Resoft is a must-see destination for those who are looking for adventure while in Alvin. The 80-acre (32 hectare) park features several outdoor activities, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and fishing. Those who are looking for quiet, relaxing activities can have a picnic here, as there are barbecue pits set up for them to cook their food. Pet lovers would also be delighted that they can bring their furry friends here, so long as they are kept on a leash while in the park. Special events can be hosted in Resoft, as it is home to five rentable pavilions and a large multi-stage playground.
Address: CR 281 and Hwy 35 Alvin, TX
Opening Hours: 8am to dusk
Contact: +1 9798641541
Website: Resoft Park
2. Get close to the wildlife in Bayou Wildlife Zoo
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You don’t need to be in Africa to go on a safari, because in Bayou Wildlife Zoo, you can see various kinds of wildlife from across the world while sitting in a tram. A guide accompanies each tour group to provide them with information about the various animals housed within the facility. Once you are done with the tram ride, you can explore the other parts of the park on your own, such as the monkey islands and the alligator ponds. A picnic area can also be found there for those who want to bring their own meals to the venue.
Bayou Wildlife Zoo
Address: 5050 FM 517 Road, Alvin, TX
Price: 20 USD plus tax for adults; 10 USD plus tax for children (ages 2-11)
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm daily from March to August; 10 am - 3 pm Tuesdays to Sundays from August to end of February
Duration: The tram ride takes about 45 minutes. However, visitors can also explore the other attractions within the park, such as the alligator pond and monkey island
Contact: +1 2813376376
Website: Bayou Wildlife Zoo
3. Pick fresh fruits and veggies in Froberg’s Farm
Fans of healthy eating may very well see Froberg’s Farm as their own version of Disneyland. Here, they will be able to literally have their pick of vegetables, and even strawberries. The farm also sells nuts and fruits, as well as ready-to-eat food such as pies. Froberg’s Farm is not just about food, it’s also about fun. Inside the vicinity is a corn maze to get lost in. During fall, the venue offers fun autumn activities, including pumpkin picking and a fall festival.
Address: 11875 Texas 6, Alvin, TX
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 7 am – 6pm; Saturdays to Sundays, 9 am – 6pm
Contact: +1 2815853531
Website: Froberg’s Farm
4. Take a ride on the Christmas Train
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If you happen to find your way to Alvin during December, make sure to catch a ride on The Christmas Train, which travels through various gingerbread villages, snowy areas populated by penguins, and storybook illustrations. You don’t need to be a child to feel warm and fuzzy inside while riding the train, as all ages are welcome here. You can enjoy delicious snacks while here, such as pizza, popcorn, and funnel cakes.
The Christmas Train
Address: Victory Camp, Alvin, TX
Price: Admission is free. However, train rides cost about 10 USD
Opening Hours: Schedule may change annually
Website: The Christmas Train
5. Explore Alvin’s history through the Marguerite Rogers House Museum and Alvin Historical Museum
Travel back in time to the 1900s by visiting Marguerite Rogers House Museum, a restored Victorian cottage with all the furnishings from that period kept intact. Do note that tours are by appointment only, so be sure to contact the Alvin Museum Society before visiting this to book your reservation.
The Alvin Historical Museum, meanwhile, features 20 permanent exhibits on the history of Alvin, starting from the prehistoric era. It welcomes temporary exhibits, so visitors can expect something new every time they visit here. The structure is an exhibit in itself, as it used to be the post office before it was converted into a museum.
Marguerite Rogers House Museum
Address: 113 East Dumble, Alvin, TX
Contact: +1 2813314469
Website: Marguerite Rogers House Museum
Alvin Historical Museum
Address: 300 W. Sealy, Alvin, TX
Contact: +1 2813314469
Price: 3 USD admission fee for adults; children 12 years and below are free
Opening Hours: Schedule changes annually
Website: Alvin Historical Museum
6. Check out antique curios at the Alvin Antique Center
If you are a fan of antiques, be sure to drop by Alvin Antique Center, a mall that exclusively deals antiques. From knick-knacks to furniture to even clothing, the venue is filled to the brim with interesting curios from yesteryear.
Alvin Antique Center
Address: 2500 S. Loop 35, Alvin, TX
Contact: +1 2813880537
Website: Alvin Antique Center
7. Drop by Stanton’s General Store
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If your love for history and antiques has not yet been satisfied, drop by Stanton’s General Store, which was established in 1922. Today, it functions as a one-stop shop where people can buy souvenirs, groceries, farm supplies, livestock, and food.
Stanton’s General Store
Address: 219 N Taylor, Alvin, TX
Contact: +1 2813314491
8. Visit the Confederate Cemetery
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The War saw many casualties for both the Confederate and Union sides. Pay respects to the dead and honor the war veterans by visiting the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.
Address: Bypass 35 and FM 517, Alvin, TX
9. Take the time to smell the flowers at Shimek’s Gardens
Shimek’s Gardens is an award-winning garden that is home to over 850 species of blooms. Spend a restful day strolling around the area simply appreciating the beauty of nature and the hard work put in to landscape the property.
Address: 3122 County Road, Alvin, TX
Access: Shimek’s Gardens is approximately .5 miles (8 km) from the corner of CR XXX and Davis Bend Road
Contact: +1 2813314395
Website: Shimek’s Gardens
10. Taste local wine vintages at Haak Vineyards & Winery
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Haak Vineyards & Winery offers visitors a taste of Texas wine vintages. Tours and tastings of their premium wines are offered daily. Aside from this, the establishment is home to a gift shop.
Haak Vineyards & Winery
Address: 6310 Avenue T., Santa, TX
Access: Haak Vineyards & Winery is located 1.8 miles (2.8 km) south of State Highway 6 between Alvin and Galveston
Contact: +1 4099251401
Website: Haak Vineyards & Winery
Blast from the past
Alvin is the perfect destination for those who want to travel back in time to the good ol’ days when life was simpler and more relaxed. Spend your vacation in this town for a stress-free holiday!
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