Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is offering new Early Fall Saturday Morning Tram Tours to get you out into nature! The Nature Tram tours are operated in partnership with the environmental education organization Valley Nature Center, located in Weslaco, TX.
The refuge Visitor Center hours on Saturdays are 8:00am to 4:00pm, and the Tram Tour starts at 9:30am. Come see the natural wonders of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge while riding our famous Nature Tram and connecting with the wild side of nature!!
Let the tour guides carry you through some of the Valley’s last remaining native habitat from the comforts of the open-air tram. Spanish moss covered trees soon great you as you start the tour and the habitat changes as you travel the seven mile trail. Explore the short trail on foot leading to the old Santa Ana NWR’s old cemetery and learn about the history of the families and the land. The guides will point out South Texas specialty birds including Green Jays, Great Kiskadees, and Plain Chachalacas. With a little luck, you might even catch a rare glimpse of a Bobcat or one of the many other wild animals that call this refuge home. Stay after the Nature Tram tour and take short walk out on the trails to our 40 ft. Hawk Tower which gives a great view of the entire refuge!
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 8:00am to 4:00pm every day. The Nature Tram will run on all Saturdays at 9:30am from September through October and prices are $4.00-adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.00 children (plus a $3.00 per car refuge entry fee). We also offer butterfly/dragonfly, nature and wildlife photography walks!
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is located on Military Highway, south of Alamo, Texas. To get more information about the walks or the Nature Tram Tours call (956) 784-7500.
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