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Matagorda County Birding Nature Center

PO Box 2212, Bay City, TX 77414
979-245-3336
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Bay City
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Dallas, TX
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227 reviews 227 reviews
74 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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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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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Bay City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cuero TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We enjoyed the day with our grandsons. We all enjoyed it very much. Very scenic with the river there. Quiet and serene and the walk was so exhilarating. Good place to take your kids.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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152 reviews 152 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Went for our first time today, I really enjoyed walking around and checking out the gardens although they were a lot smaller than I had pictured, and seeing the wetlands. The river is nice too, they have a nice place where you can get close to the water and an observation deck where you can look over the river. I... More

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Bay City, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Been several times in different seasons - we are locals - had a good time. For being right off the highway it is quiet, and anwonderful place to see nature. Frogs turtles dozens of song birds - and we think we saw a baby gator too. Lots of evidense of deer - but we were walking through in the middle... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Visited this area on a pleasant January day which was warm and sunny. Hardly anyone at the beach and enjoyed a long beach walk.

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