Take time to enjoy the long Memorial Day Weekend in the Alvin area with a variety of fun things to do. Check out these last-minute attractions and experiences to have the best weekend possible. Then go to the PLAY page to learn about all the attractions Alvin has to offer.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

At Bayou Wildlife Zoo you can get up close and see over 500 different animals from over 19 different countries. You can feed different animals while traveling through 80 acres of safari-like adventure. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy the day at the zoo either by feeding the animals, riding the tram, or stopping by the petting zoo. Guests can also stop by Addie Lou’s barn to see the more unique animals are rescues like the fennec fox, Cheddi the capybara, and Rudolph the Kangaroo. Addie Lou’s barn allows guests to learn the importance of these animals in the wild, as well as stressing the fact that these are rescue animals. Bayou Wildlife Zoo is open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Fridays, and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday to Sunday. Check out their Facebook page to learn more: Bayou Wildlife Zoo 

Haak Vineyards & Winery 

Looking for a place to sit back and relax while enjoying a glass of wine, check out Haak Vineyards & Winery, which is a short drive outside of Alvin. What began as a hobby soon turned into a great passion for both the novice winemakers. Haak became one of the first wineries in the country to cultivate Blanc du Bois and this foresight has proven positive as the winery has produced numerous medal-winning wines from the Blanc du Bois grapes. Today, the winery consists of more than 25,000 sq. ft., including an 1,800 sq. ft. cellar, which is used for storing and aging wines in oak barrels. Artwork throughout the winery is reminiscent of Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal with many angels watching over and protecting the vines and grapes. The winery has grown into a destination for many locals and a major tourist attraction. Check out their Facebook page to learn more about possible events happening during Memorial Day Weekend: Haak Vineyards & Winery

Nolan Ryan Exhibit at the Alvin Historical Museum 

Guests can stop by the Alvin Historical Museum to not only learn about the history of the Alvin area, but also to check out the one of a kind Nolan Ryan Exhibit. The collection consists of items that didn’t make the move to the Baseball Hall of Fame Musuem in Waco, and the Ryan family wanted to make sure the exhibit had access to some never-before-seen artifacts. There are baseball items like the jersey Nolan wore in his final game, gifts he received for winning the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets, and the home plate he pitched to in Little League. The exhibit also details his early life in Alvin, his time in the military, and even his famous training regimen that kept Ryan playing baseball into his 40s. The exhibit offers a unique insight into Ryan’s life here in Alvin, and how it shaped him into the man he is today. Stay up to date on all new exhibits coming into the museum on their Facebook page: Alvin Historical Museum

Goats on the Bayou Farm

Take time to relax with friends through Yoga and goats. The farm sits on 3-acres of waterfront property known as the Chocolate Bayou. It’s a beautiful and therapeutic oasis away from the hustle and bustle. The farm offers everything you’ll need to disconnect from stress and focus on happy vibes! Those who are not into yoga, but love animals and nature can book a Goat Happy Hour Experience. It’s all about getting outdoors, surrounding yourself with loving therapy animals, and disconnecting from stress with friends.  Learn more on their Facebook page: Goat Yoga – Alvin, TX

Camp Mohawk County Park 

Camp Mohawk is a 55-acre day-use park with overnight facilities in a wooded setting along Chocolate Bayou between Angleton and Alvin.  The camp features self-contained cabins that are the perfect getaway for the whole family. There are also tent camping areas, covered pavilions, and picnic areas with grills. Plus, a three-acre lake with a canoe launching area, playground, basketball court, and baseball field. Hikers or bird watchers can enjoy the extended trail system.
Natural attractions at Camp Mohawk include the only stand of native pine trees in Brazoria County, a guide for identifying tree species along the trails, bird watching, nature viewing, and fishing.  Learn more on their Facebook page: Brazoria County Park

No matter how you spend your Memorial Day weekend, we encourage you to take a look around the Visit Alvin website to learn about all the amazing things you can do in Alvin to help plan your next adventure.