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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-6801
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Shreveport
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was a hidden jewel in South Padre Island. We really enjoyed our visit to this place. The birds, fish and other wildlife and flowers were amazing! I really enjoyed watching the many varieties of birds. The walkways were so nice and everything was so well-kept. The staff were also very friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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Round Rock, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful facility! We asked the girl at the front desk what we could see and do at the center. Her response was " see birds". LOL. It is more than that! The main building has three floors. The first floor has a gift shop and and auditorium where you can watch an educational video. The second floor has a museum... More

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great place to visit..... BEWARE THEY CLOSE AT 5PM.... so to the reviewer who said, "its a great place to watch sun sets" is full of it. They must have jumped over the fence to do it and bec of that review I did not get to see any of the grounds because the lock everything walk way up at... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a wonderful place...low key... Great going out at sunsets if you can get in. If you like nature and calm without getting your shoes dirty, it's worth going.

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Cambridge, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We wanted to see the alligator so we had to pay to get in. It was nice and relaxing for me and my husband.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We didn't see many birds and the wetlands were dry but we enjoyed being there. We did see an alligator moving her eggs to her nest.

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Cambridge,England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Clean,informative visitor centre with great boardwalks to the edge of the lagoon across water and vegetation full of fish and birdlife

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful reserve with nature surrounding you. Educational and fun for people of all ages~ great family time. They have many areas to explore and pictures along the way to help you identify anything you might see.

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Levis, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

To complete our visit to South Padre Island, we're going back here to walk the boardwalk one more time. Great value for the $$ paid. We really enjoyed everything we saw, but it's likely not the best for smaller children who won't appreciate just looking at the birds, fish, crabs and vegetation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Learned so much about birding in south Texas . Beautiful boardwalks. Nicest gift shop on island. Take your binoculars and camera. One of a kind experience my whole family enjoyed.

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