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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-852-2100
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A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the...

A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching.

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nice place to go for nature

Was an enjoyable experience strolling through the garden as well as seeing their rescue animals that they have brought back to health. Very pretty place to be!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the gardens not expecting all the birds and wildlife. Pleasantly surprised to be able to buy sunflower seed to feed to the birds. Excellent care of animals and helpful staff. Still were plenty of flowers and things to see, plus a playground and nature walk. Definitely worth the drive and would recommend!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was an enjoyable experience strolling through the garden as well as seeing their rescue animals that they have brought back to health. Very pretty place to be!!

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Thank MAhari2015
Abilene, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you reach the attraction, you are surprised that it exists in such a suburban environment. 500 yards in any direction of the boundaries, there are regular residences. However, the wildlife and gardens are worth the drive and the long walk.

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Thank Richard M
Kingston, New York
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We came with our two kids. We all had a great time. It was cold and wet during our visit but we found the property's attractions nice. We'll have to visit in the warm season when everything is in full bloom. The animal handler was superb. He truly has the animals in his care at heart. He let our kids... More 

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Kansas City
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were not sure what we would find but needed to kill some time and didn't want to pay a fortune for an outing. It was a little off the beaten path but we found it just fine. It really is not all that large but had beautiful plants and some animals which my daughter enjoyed as well as the... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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272 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is an enjoyable place to visit for an hour or two, depending upon your interests and expectations. You might be disappointed if you are expecting displays on par with facilities that are connected to state/national park services or that are subsidized by other large, public or private benefactors. This facility seems like a suburban garden center owned by someone... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

we took my mom to the gardens for her birthday, she loved it, she loves plants and gardening. There were so many different types of plants and the birds were amazing, we loved the lay out and the staff were very friendly, they answered every question and were helpful. It is a very friendly family atmosphere, they were setting up... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Wonderful place to visit. We go there every time we are in Corpus Christi. This place is not government funded and survives on donations. It is a place that children and all age adults would enjoy. They continue to expand and provide more to see and experience.

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Katy, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Not a lot of birds or flowers outdoor (wrong season). Got to interact with a few parrots, probably the best of the experience.

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Thank Egil S
Cypress, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special. There is a fee to enter. I expected something more of an arboretum. It's really just a giant garden. Our kids were not impressed

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