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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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Great. Educational.

Good place for adults and children. Learn about turtles and the environment. Exhibits are clear and thorough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2013
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good place for adults and children. Learn about turtles and the environment. Exhibits are clear and thorough.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a free adventure for you and your family. It is amazing to see all the turtles! We even got to feed one. It was a great learning experience as well. You can donate a few $$ when you leave but, no one will ask for the donation.

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Progreso, texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

we go to the beach very often, since we live close enough, and this is a must even to the locals. my son already knows where it is located every time we pass by it. we enjoy the turtles that are being rescued. we always try to purchase something from the gfit shop since the proceeds go back into sea... More 

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

we have been stopping in to the turtle rescue for years. lots of fun. they have expanded and added a small area for presentations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Awesome experience, amazing up close turtle interaction, be sure to get there when they're doing demonstrations but even I you miss this the kids (and you) will enjoy watching these massive creatures swim around, defiently worth the stop

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very educational with close up views of rehabbing turtles. A must for all when you go to South Padre.

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Weatherford, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Open to the air but under a large roof this sea turtle rescue, rehab, and education center is really cool. They have a live feed from their website that you can look at the turtles in real time. That will give you a good idea of what's inside. But the tanks and the facility is fantastic. The sea turtles will... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Family loved the exhibit, especially the lettuce eating turtle. Looking forward to visiting again. Appreciated the staff that took the time to talk to us about their rehabilitation work with the turtles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We got there when they opened at 10am. For what seemed like the first half hour or so, it was a sales pitch trying to get everyone to buy their membership. Nothing wrong with that, just odd timing we thought. They do good things though and I'm glad they do what the do and the girls loved the turtles.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We visited Sea Turtle Inc on the recommendation of friends that have visited before. It's small and unassuming from the road but inside are magical tanks with turtles so close they can and do sometimes splash you. The work being done at the center is incredible We learned a lot in a very short time. And the gift shop had... More 

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