Some describe Armand Bayou simply as a 2500-acre preserve on the western shore of Galveston Bay. Others call it one of the last undisturbed bayous in Texas. For those who love nature and care about our planet, it's truly a national treasure. It is the only remnant of this region's original eco-systems: coastal tallgrass prairie, bottomland forest and bayou.
A rich diversity of plant life has taken root here, including precious bottomland hardwoods. Hundreds of species of wildlife thrive in the narrow wooded streams and scattered lakes, ponds and marshes. Armand Bayou also is a breeding and nursery ground for many finfish and shellfish and a haven for rarely seen species such as bobcats and owls.
Armand Bayou is considered a very environmentally significant area. In fact, it's been designated as one of only four Texas Coastal Preserves. Come and visit over five miles of primitive trails, a 500-foot teaching boardwalk and numerous displays and demonstrations available for the public to enjoy. Visit Armand Bayou, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. There is a fee for admission.
Find more by contact the center at: Armand Bayou Nature Center 8500 Bay Area Boulevard Pasadena, TX 77507 Phone: 281-474-2551 Nature Center Website
Our city has a fascinating story to tell. Pasadena has come a long way from our roots as a small agricultural outpost just over a century ago.
Today, visitors and Pasadenans can get a glimpse of the city’s rich history by visiting Heritage Park and Museum. Guests can tour the historic 1908 Pomeroy House and the 1905 Strawberry House, and view distinctive antiques and memorabilia from the area’s first settlers. Besides more Pasadena history, it contains helpful information about area highlights and attractions.
Heritage Park and Museum is open for free tours Tuesday-Friday (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), and Saturday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or by reservation for your special event, group meeting, or very large tour group. We have handicap access.
Learn more by contact the museum at: Heritage Park and Museum 204 Main (corner of Main and Eagle) Pasadena, Texas 77506 Phone: 713-472-0565 Email the Park and Museum
Each year, about the time strawberries ripen in Texas, the San Jacinto Day Foundation holds its annual Strawberry Festival to commemorate the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto.
Year after year, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival is a favorite spring tradition for the city once known as the "Strawberry Capital of the South." The event offers festival seekers a wide variety of activities and entertainment including:
Arts and crafts
Strawberry eating contest
The world's largest strawberry shortcake
And much more that draws a crowd of over 58,000 people from throughout Southeast Texas and beyond
All proceeds generated from the Pasadena Strawberry Festival fund scholarships for local youth, books for college libraries and various community projects that help the Foundation's mission to preserve and promote the study of Texas history. Find out more at the Strawberry Festival website.
You can contact the festival at: The San Jacinto Day Foundation 7603 Red Bluff Road Pasadena, TX 77507 Phone: 281-991-9500 Fax: 281-991-8880