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Matagorda County Birding Nature Center

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Address: Bay City, TX 77414
Phone Number: 979-245-3336
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Very beautiful and surprisingly large facility

I've been here several times wince moving to Bay City. Always I've had the place to myself so it is a poorly utilized place though it deserves a lot more attention form the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
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Bay City, Texas
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Bay City, Texas
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I've been here several times wince moving to Bay City. Always I've had the place to myself so it is a poorly utilized place though it deserves a lot more attention form the community. What it does have is great attention from whoever keep it up because the grounds are beautiful, well laid out, and always well kept. It's a... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you're a person who likes to go Birding or even like Botany/Gardens..this is a very pleasant and designed well Nature Center. There are paved paths for easy walking, well marked signage, and in April the birding is great. Also, if you are handicapped or elderly and have a difficult time walking distance, they have Golf Carts available for only... More 

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2 Thank AKBoots1944
Geneva, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Matagorda has many birds. The center has very nice trails and wonderful knowledgeable guides. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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2 Thank Jo P
Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

They offer bird walks and have a very large 1200 acre sanctuary for he herons, sandpipers and spoonbills.

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1 Thank Mark1959
Wylie, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed visiting the birding center. The staff there was very polite and very knowledgeable about the area the animals there.

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2 Thank Beatriz G
Dallas, TX
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358 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I visited the nature center early in the morning and, although I'm not a birder, I really enjoyed my walk. The center is very well maintained and includes a number of different environments, wetlands, thicket, streams and ponds, flower gardens, and has many benches for sitting and bird-watching. I surprised a deer as I walked down one of the many... More 

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3 Thank texasrepublichistory
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It's a pretty park! I had a Nutria come up to me and it was surprisingly cute. There are a lot of turtles and sea birds, beautiful gardens, and flowers. It's only 5$ per car load or 3$ a person. I ran into some staff and they were friendly and told me a lot about the animals and area. I... More 

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1 Thank Crystal H
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a local birding center and although very pleasant, didn't live up to our expectations. Much of that could be that we had visited the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge the day before and it was magnificent. This was just okay and a nice way to spend a couple of hours if you are in the vicinity. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

There is plenty of shade! We went when it was about 95 degrees out, and it was still pretty cool. There are plenty of birds to see (we surprised a few), and the scenery is gorgeous. It was definitely a pleasant surprise!

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1 Thank Morgan B
Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

You can rent a golf cart or just walk the trails. You are sure to see some interesting birds, and possibly deer. There is a lot to discover in this park. The office at the front has lots of information to help identify the flora and fauna in the park.

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