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“Wonderful place to see the turtles” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Turtle, Inc.

Sea Turtle, Inc.
6617 Padre Blvd., P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-4511
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Type: Islands, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Who is your favorite turtle?Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- 80% goes to help sea turtles locally, and 20% funds other sea turtle projects around the world. For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!
Miami
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to see the turtles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Loved knowing there is a place turtles can be rehabilitated after injury or shock due to cold weather

Visited March 2014
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Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Doing a great job with very little..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Really a hole in the wall place, but very well cared for sea turtles in various stages of recovery, or if they are un-releasable this is their home until a zoo might take them. The info sessions I believe start on the hour and are very informative. For a suggested donation of $2 for kids and $3 for adults, this is a great educational short outing for the young and older. Hopefully they receive better funding so their new home can be built!!

Visited March 2014
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Warsaw, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“So interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was well worth the stop, only try to plan to get there for the informational sessions, we walked in half way thru not knowing about it. The things they do to rehab the turtles is amazing! Make sure the outside temperature is over 55 so the tanks will be open.

Visited March 2014
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Although obviously in need of more funding and a nicer facility, the staff are very dedicated to their mission. The lecture talk was well done, interesting, and informative for adults and kids alike.

Visited February 2014
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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Cheap Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Informativer and neat to see turles of all sizes up close. Has a neat gift shop and turlte ICU. $10 for a familt of four. Girls enjoyed reading stories of each turtles story of being rescued and their recovery.

Visited March 2014
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