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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes...
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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Very nice but smaller than I thought

I was expecting greenhouse exhibits as I am from the midwest and our botanical gardens are much larger. then I realized the climate does not need greenhouses for the most part. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great for all ages. Gardens are beautiful. Exhibits are very nice. An extra treat was getting to hold the snakes in the reptile room and being able to purchase sunflower seeds to feed the many birds on the property.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was expecting greenhouse exhibits as I am from the midwest and our botanical gardens are much larger. then I realized the climate does not need greenhouses for the most part. I liked the birds also but it was smaller than expected.

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Bella Vista AR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mosquitoes Oh My - they have a problem - this is more of a garden center than a botanical garden - and the mosquitoes are horrendous. And if it rains watch out! No were to walk Not worth the drive for tourist, but a great garden center for locals

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great fun and beauty in the rose garden and all around good place for professional pictures. Always fun to feed the turtles as well! (bring some organic lettuce or you will have to pay 1$ for 1 leaf)

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Dumas, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love just walking and taking time to smell the roses....the kids loved running and smelling the flowers....place is amazing....made my green thumbs green with envy.....is a very nice place to spend a quite morning or afternoon....

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I went April 8, 2015, my first visit and not my last. The grounds were very clean. They have a new bldg. that has nothing but Orchids, beautiful Orchids. They have big bird cages along the first part of the garden pathways that have Parrots from around the world. In the visitor center you can buy a bag of popcorn... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We should have kept on going with what we saw from the road and the reviews online, but we decided to stop. Aside from the beautiful birds that were displayed as you entered, the rest of the gardens were terrible. There was nothing to see! Oh, the butterfly garden was nice.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the flowers are gorgeous! don't go during the "winter" season as the flowers aren't in bloom....Go early in the morning before it gets too warm....I believe they open at 10am....Very relaxing!

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Rock Falls, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center while we were vacationing in Port Aranas, Tx. It was a really nice day the day we went, and many of the trees and flowers were in bloom. I got to feed a parrot and then got to hold one too. They have many parrots and exotic birds, you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is an unassuming looking place from the road but do stop and spend some time here. Inside we had close encounters with the well cared for exotic birds, local, friendly snakes and an iguana who loved having his neck rubbed. Outside there are multiple gardens and play areas. Then on to nature walks by the ponds and through coastal... More 

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