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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-852-2100
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dime Box, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
55 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a great time here on our visit with a variety of coastal plants and wildlife. The fee was $7 - very reasonable and had a gift shop as well. The place has a beautiful selection of orchids, metal sculptures, animals, birds and plants for us to enjoy. Our walk lasted maybe 2 hours and was well worth the... More 

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This gardens and nature center were well worth the admission fee! It was such a pretty day to stroll through the grounds! As an added bonus a local metals artist had a multitude of sculptures on display, making you pause to look at them and enjoy the surroundings! We had a great time!

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Unfortunately we visited on a rainy day so we were not able to all of the areas since the water puddles were too deep to maneuver around. Loved chatting with the parrots and other colorful birds. We will have to go back when the Orchid Conservatory and greenhouse is completed.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice selection of plants. Was surprised at the amount of exotic birds there too. Also had a small room with reptiles. They also had metal sculptures throughout the grounds. Could have spent longer there, but our kids were ready to leave.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful environment. Go by yourself for a quiet walk through the gardens, or take your kids for butterfly release days! Ask a horticulturist about your favorite plants. Talk to the parrots and other animals. They even have a gazebo for weddings or a peaceful memorial service. You name it. And keep in mind that a couple times a year... More 

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Corpus Christi
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We recently visited the Botanical Gardens with our son and his family to take some family photos among the beautiful flowers. I was surprised by how much more there was to see and do than just admire the plants. Walking trails, creative sculptures, colorful parrots, hummingbirds, turtles and plenty of amazing areas to serve as backdrops for our photo shoot... More 

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grandmahenry
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81 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The sculptures - all made from found scrap metal - were amazing! The gift shop had some interesting things. The plumeria were truly magnificent. even the end of season roses were lovely. I have never seen so many hummingbirds anywhere ever, it was great! The butterfly garden had some beautiful butterflies, which I was lucky enough to photograph, and feeding... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took the grandkids and worried that it would be boring, but we had a good time. Besides the beautiful flowers, there were butterflies, birds and a place where they had reptiles. The kids were able to touch the snakes! We went early in the morning before it got too hot.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is another place in Corpus Christi that is very interesting and a pleasure to visit. Surprisingly, the play area for children is just delightful! besides that area, the butterfly garden and caged birds guarantee a fun trip for all.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

MOSQUITOS! That's my only gripe - I forgot bug spray. And we went around 2 p.m. and it was HOT! There were lots of beautiful plants and blooms (wish they were labeled more consistently) and we loved the butterfly house. My son enjoyed the playground quite a bit (the treehouse sits on a 400-year-old stump!).

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