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“Don't Miss This Attraction” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-6801
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Leonard, Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is like being in an outside zoo. Very nice and clean. Very interesting. Always lots of birds to see. Don't miss it. Its $5.

Visited February 2013
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Southern MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“If you enjoy birds, then this is for you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We enjoyed a short video on turtles in the birding center before heading out to the boardwalk outside. Then we visited the museum upstairs. What a joyful afternoon spent here with my two children.

Visited March 2013
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bring your camera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A must see while on the island. Self guided tour with an abundance of wildlife. Bring a hat, binoculars,a camera and good walking shoes.

Visited March 2013
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Carrollton, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Birds, crocodiles and butterflies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great boardwalks around the bay area with several shaded stops. It can get crowded on a nice day. Plant to spend at least an hour wandering the paths. The day we were there two crocodiles had taken up residence on the shore to sun themselves. Make sure to stop at the Convention Center garden area. If flowers are blooming, butterflies are everywhere.

Visited February 2013
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must see if in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The tourist center has lots to look at and there are 2 great videos to watch on how they release the baby sea turtles. It's a 10 minute drive around the area, well worth the time.

Visited February 2013
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