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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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Nature at its best!

Allow yourself time. When you get there you pay using a machine, then trade your tickets for a wristband with a human. They must have their reasons, I guess. Very reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jacqueline C
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Schertz, Texas
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Schertz, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow yourself time. When you get there you pay using a machine, then trade your tickets for a wristband with a human. They must have their reasons, I guess. Very reasonable price. I recommend that you first take the elevator or stairs to the top of the tower to get an overall layout and look. On your way down, visit... More 

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Thank Jacqueline C
Kansas City
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good short-time distraction if you are looking for a natural thing to do. It is NOT a zoo--go in with an open mind and allow the sea breeze to lift your mood while you look for wildlife.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, 11 yr old son and I toured the Center in July when on South Padre for vacation. This is a lovely, fairly recently built birding center. There is an automated kiosk to pay admission which is $6 for adults, $5 teens and $4 children, children under 4 yrs are free with an adult. It is open 9-5 and... More 

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Thank Linda D
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery was amazing, my 6 year old really enjoyed having such close access to all of the different birds, fish, crabs, butterflies, etc. Loved the aerial view fro.the 3rd floor tower!

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Thank Roxanne B
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly situated and beautiful building...staff were friendly and knowledgable and advised us to come back to view the sunset. Nice walkway that can accommodate all (wheelchairs). Highly recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great exhibition of local gulf Coast birds! They have a area to walk to view birds if you are lucky also a pokeman stop. Lol. Kids loved it.

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Texas
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved being able to place all of the animals I saw. Definitely very informative. I learned a lot about the wildlife and what the islands part in it was.

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Thank Mayra C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids love the birds and they even got to see alligators. We purchased some feed at the gift shop and the kids enjoyed feeding the birds and seeing the many species of birds.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time! This organization has done a lot of work to re-create the natural environments for a number of birds and butterflies. I know they had alligators, but we didn't spot one. They tend to keep out of sight. They provided a list of birds to keep and eye out in a sort of bird hunt (check... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The was a great place to stop in and tour! We saw several of the birds & fish. Got a kick out of the 2 pigeons following us the entire time on the boardwalk around. The view was so beautiful from the top of Nature Center.

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