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Address: 6617 Padre Blvd., P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-761-4511
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Description: Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed...
Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!
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Must visit while here!

This is a rescue center for sea turtles. It has a bunch of sea turtles that you can get right up next to and even feed if you get there at the right time. We actually adopted one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a rescue center for sea turtles. It has a bunch of sea turtles that you can get right up next to and even feed if you get there at the right time. We actually adopted one of the hatchlings. This is a great place for adults and kids alike!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We really liked this place. We were eager to donate money once we saw how important donations are. This is a great place to swing by and check out. We learned some things we didn't know about Sea Turtles. Go check it out if you're in town!

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Tow, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Been there three times. Docents and volunteers are so dedicated. Glad they are taking care of these beautiful creatures.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A good place to sea turtles up close and learn about them. It's small but it is run purely on donations and they do good work.

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Every time we go to see the turtles we love it even more. Our family has been here several times and each time has been a wonderful experience :)

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

went to the museum and saw the cutest sea turtles!!! They just brought 1 in a day before we got there. She had fishing line around her fin. So the fixed her up and monitored her.. It was very informative.. Hopefully they will grow and be a bigger museum.. Was a great hour we spent there!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's a small $3 donation for a great cause. 15 min educational talk very interesting and informative. Quite a few turtles in rehab even one with a prosthesis! Only takes about 15-20 min. There is alot of interns standing by answering questions and providing information. Worth a quick stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although it is a small place and can be seen and toured in 15-20 minutes, it is worth the trip for families with children under the age of 11 as they can learn about conservation programs.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was quite an experience, to say the least. I had never seen a sea turtle, much less be that close to these rescued turtles.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a small building, but they pack a lot of educational opportunity into it. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable- there is just so much to see! It was a great experience for all, we especially liked reading each turtle's story. There is no fee to get in, but they do ask for a donation.

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