I had a wonderful time walking around the gardens. Be sure to walk the trails that go out to the wetlands. Many people don't realize they are there. The water level is very low now due to the drought. You will need bioculars to see any of the waterbirds. This is a great place to take children. It is best to go early in the morning before the temperature gets hot. General admission is only $7 or $6 for military and seniors. I would recommend taking a wildflower guidebook for use along the nature trails. If you take children, be sure to educate them about the possiblity of coming across a rattlesnake. I didn't see or hear any but the habitat is perfect for them. It is easy to find, just take 286 (CrossTown) south until you get to 2444 where you will make a left turn, the center is several miles down 2444.
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