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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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Address: South Padre Island, TX
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird...
This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
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Small boardwalk

This is the free version of the birding center and it's next door. Not as well maintained though. Lots of wildlife and less crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Nate K
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the free version of the birding center and it's next door. Not as well maintained though. Lots of wildlife and less crowds.

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

we combined the trail and nature center in one day. Easy paths to follow and we saw a lot. The information on the trail was helpful.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Love seeing the different species of birds in the Laguna. A nice walk with a peaceful setting. Located at the northern tip of the island and very easy to get to next to the convention center.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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186 reviews 186 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nature lovers and especially bird watchers paradise. Many types of birds that are not seen in other areas of the country in one habitat. If you are lucky you might see a gator.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lots of birds and saw gators in the pond. Nice blinds for easy viewing of the birds without disturbing them. Paved walks for easy walking. Saw many Harrier raptors.

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Galena, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Take your time on a pretty day and walk the cat walk over the water and you will see birds you've probably never seen along with alligators, turtles and fish.

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neverneverland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We saw all sorts of birds and 2 gators peaking out of the water at us! SO FUN! The nature trail is long, and it was hot, but there is shaded seating if you get tired along the way!

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Boerne, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A lovely place to take your time and walk along the nature trail. Lots of bird watching. The museum on the second floor was quite impressive too. We ended up staying there a lot longer than we thought which was a pleasant surprise.

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Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Starting at the convention center this is a free, quicker version of the Birding and Nature Center boardwalk experience. It's not a substitute for visiting the Center but is a nice addition.

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent two nights watching the sunset and seeing the birds come in to roost from this trail. Along with all of the birds, we also saw some small crabs scurrying across the boardwalk.

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