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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-6801
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
“Good Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

well worth the visit saw lots of birds and fish in the water nice walk along the board walk missed the aligators but otherwise it was agreat place to visit

Visited February 2013
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brookline, MA
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“More habitat destruction”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This so-called birding center is a monument to artificiality and the current idea that a lot of glitz equals education. All the pretty diaramas and stuffed things and colorful exhibits are stomach-turning and unreal, phony and absurd. The fact that the idiotic building is there at all is simply mindblowing, as it tore up more habitat as did the convention center and electric company both of which should have been sacrificed to wildlife. The boardwalk is a delight still, however. The Texas coast is a mess and continues to be demolished by oil refineries and condominiums, so it is truly pathetic that a presumably environmentally aware group should erect this monstrosity.

Visited February 2013
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Meridian, Idaho
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worthwhile way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Leisurely way to pass the afternoon. Modest entry fee ($4 for seniors). It was fun to try to spot the fifteen different wildlife described on the handout and then check them off. We were able to spot ten of the fifteen, including the alligator. Nice boardwalks make it an easy walk.

Visited February 2013
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Louisville, ky
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Having stayed our 2nd winter, we didnt visit the first time. We picked a beautiful day to go and thorou ghly enjoyed our tour. It was fun watching birds in their natural habitat and so relaxing taking our time in this excellent facility. Did you know their were alligators? I didnt, what a nice surprise.

Visited January 2013
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Texas
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth your time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Fun for the family. The boardwalk is a mile and the wetlands are just beautiful! There is a print out of common birds and it is so much fun to walk around and check them off as you spot them. :D

Visited February 2013
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