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Address: 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
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Nice marine paintings

Visited whaling wall with an 8 year old girl and it was a fun experience. We both enjoyed the huge life sized paintings of whales, fish, turtles, etc. Our 8 year old loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Diane M
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Austin
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nothing there to see. The wall has whales painted around and there is a small display inside that tells you about the history of the island. But that was that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop before departing SPI on Friday June 12. The wall is cool if you are into murals. It's pretty basic, but it does make for a nice backdrop for a family photo or group pic. We literally went there just to take family pics but it was so hot that it wasn't even enjoyable (5 kids... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Large murals like this are seen all over big cities. This doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary.

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Austin
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited whaling wall with an 8 year old girl and it was a fun experience. We both enjoyed the huge life sized paintings of whales, fish, turtles, etc. Our 8 year old loved posing in front of the painted animals and they made great photos:-)

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Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you like Murals and/ or Whales, this is great! They had some scaffolding around the building, probably so they can touch some things up. Either way is was fun to see!

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Galion, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This wall art is very, very good and should not be missed. It is free and should be viewed from several different spots. I understand that the artist is trying to paint walls in most of the United States. There is nothing to dislike about this excellent art work. I understand that it has been touched up by local artist... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Very neat place to take a picture by, but that's about it. You could walk the trails at the convention center, but we had just walked the trails at the nature center.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice to take a picture by - wouldn't consider it an attraction, kids thought it was cool. I don't think trip advisor should list this as an attraction, it's the same thing as a sculpture in a park

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New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a good drive by attraction....the building is beautifully done but that is all there is to see there

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Port Isabel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When you look at the Wailing Wall the painting shows a lot of activity and it is the entry to a great birding and butterfly area with lots of trees and shrubs planted for various people from the area with their stories shown

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