Tucked between the hustle and bustle of Houston, and the sandy beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast, lies Alvin. Conveniently located, Alvin offers visitors big city attractions with small-town hospitality. Less than an hour’s drive from Space Center Houston, downtown Houston and Galveston, Alvin is the perfect place for your next stay.
Step back in time and learn about the city’s history by visiting the museums and historical sites. One historical site is the Slover – Rogers Cottage, built in 1909. A restored Victorian cottage featuring original furniture pieces, the Slover-Rogers Cottage is revered as a “must see.” The cottage was crafted over an eight-year period by a Civil War veteran to show his skills in Victorian construction, with gingerbread, two turrets, massive pocket doors, and a bow knot fence. It is a place of remembrance for old, as well as a place of discovery for the young.
If you enjoy the outdoors, Alvin offers a variety of activities for family and friends to enjoy out in the sun. One of the most popular attractions here in Alvin is Froberg’s Farms. Throughout the year, visitors to the farm can enjoy homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as homemade pies, jellies, preserves, and many other sweets found in the farm store. Froberg’s Farms also offers pick your own berries during their strawberry and blackberry seasons, as well as pick your own sunflowers and zinnias. It’s offers the perfect place for family photos and fun.
Another attraction in this area is Bayou Wildlife Zoo. The zoo is about 80 acres, and they have knowledgeable guides who enjoy educating guests about animals from all over the world. Bayou Wildlife Zoo offers a guided tour on a safari tram that allows visitors to see everything the zoo has to offer without trekking through the vast premises on foot. Each ride lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes, and you will see many types of deer, antelopes, buffalos, camels, zebras, and other exotic animals. Visitors can also tour Addie Lou’s barnyard to learn about the unique animals that have been rescued or nursed by the zoo. Guests can also feed the animals as well as check out the petting zoo to get a chance to love on some cute critters.
For those that are more active and have some time to enjoy a free round of disc golf can check out Bob Briscoe Park and Disc Golf Course. Bob Briscoe Park spreads across a large area of 42 acres and is immersed in nature. There are 18 holes with a par of 58 on the disc golf course. This intermediate-level course is the only night lit disc golf course with its own dedicated lighting for the course.
If you consider yourself a foodie you can go to VisitAlvin.com to learn about the Alvin Foodie Trail, and what restaurants are currently participating. Everyone loves delicious food, good drinks, and a fun atmosphere so we make sure that every restaurant on the Alvin Foodie offers all three. If you are interested in a good drink, then you need to check out Persedo Spirits Gentle Ben Tasting room. Persedo Spirits offers a spirit tasting experience that you can’t find anywhere else with Persedo’s C.R.A.F.T. system. With a technique unlike any other, Persedo delivers the highest quality spirits by removing inferior alcohols and creating desired esters without the loss of volume from ever-extended barrel time. Guests can stop by their tasting room, Gentle Ben, to experience the one–on–one comparison tasting of how Persedo Spirits system works.
Go to www.VisitAlvin.com to learn about everything Alvin has to offer.