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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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Katy, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful surprise this place was. I read some bad reviews on it, but come on people they can't control when the flowers bloom and the weather. It was a rainy weekend and some parts of their trail was flooded, but there was plenty other stuff to look at. Bring bug spray, they have some in the gift shop... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

They have a butterfly exhibit that has millions of butterflies in it and it's amazing! They also have several places for the kiddos to hike and play, very family friendly, my kids loved it. And if you get a chance meet the Red Parrot in the back, he's super friendly and I hate birds but I wanted to take him... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a surprise! The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The reptiles and birds are a great addition and their enclosures are clean and well kept up. Make sure you bring some money for seeds for the birds and greens for the tortoises. Also, bring your sunscreen, bug spray and walking shoes for the nature trail. Great for kids as... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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