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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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An accidental find

We found this place by accident when we visited Sea Turtle Inc. It was well worth the visit. It's a beautiful bird sanctuary. It's quiet and clean. We stayed about 2.5 hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice to see, about 1.5 mile walk around it. Saw lots of species of birds, alligator was cool too! The butterfly garden was beautiful!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I cannot say that I enjoyed this very much. The birds that were to "appear" were not around during the 30 minute walk-about. The bay was beautiful, though. They have an upstairs museum which was alright.

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Cimarron, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The boardwalk is nice and you do see lots of birds. However I wish they were open later in day as it gets very hot!

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We found this place by accident when we visited Sea Turtle Inc. It was well worth the visit. It's a beautiful bird sanctuary. It's quiet and clean. We stayed about 2.5 hours. There's a boardwalk that takes you around the sanctuary, a small butterfly garden, a small museum inside, and a gift shop. It gave you a sense of being... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to explore the bay, up-close and see the many birds that call the South Padre area home; then this is the place to visit. The nature walk is fun, and kids can grab a scavenger list of birds to find. Price was $5.00 per adult. Do climb up to the observatory. The view is great. Butterfly garden... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I brought our 3 year old and 28 month old children here and we had a very good time. Both enjoyed seeing all the birds and fish jumping from the water. My wife and I enjoyed the scenic views of the bay and the animals too. My 3 year old got very excited with the alligator we... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I always look for the alligators, different birds, and I love the butterflies. The gift shop is great and they have a wonderful video by Richard Moore, a wonderful local nature reporter.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The nature center was amazing. It had different animals that you can see from any part of the center. You also see different kind of birds and different animals that you don't see on the beach. (Hint: they actually have a alligator) so make sure you check out this awesome place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The facility is beautiful with a lot of informative educational exhibits. The jewel of this place are the wildlife grounds and the birdwatching. We spend about two hours just enjoying the wildlife along their extensive boardwalks and bird blinds. Beyond birds you can also see fish and reptiles. We loved our time there, definitely a must-do for SPI.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a cool place...Kids loved it and the museum upstairs was really cool too! I highly suggest buying a bag of fish food. The kids loved throwing the fish food!

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Additional Information about South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Address: Address: 6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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