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South Padre Island Convention Centre

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Fun place to view nature and wade into the bay

Fun place to view nature and wade into the bay. Boardwalks allow easy strolls to view birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
South Padre Island, Texas
Free bird sighting boardwalk

This boardwalk is alongside the one at the Birding Center, but it is free. It goes through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte D
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The South Padre Island Convention Centre's 45,000 square feet of meeting space can be utilized in a variety of configurations. Primary facilities include 22,500 square feet of exhibit hall space with a clear ceiling height of 36 feet for concerts...more
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7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7720
+1 956-761-3000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to view nature and wade into the bay. Boardwalks allow easy strolls to view birds, alligators and fish. On the norhside of the center, you can wade into the bay to catch hermit crabs (catch and release) and see small fish and occasionally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boardwalk is alongside the one at the Birding Center, but it is free. It goes through the same habitats, but isn't as long or as well maintained as next door. Nevertheless, it took us closer to the roseate spoonbills that we'd seen the previous...More

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a good place to see the sunset over the bay. You will also see a lot of different birds and possibly an alligator.

Thank DougTX1
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Adjacent to the birding centre, the convention centre also has a boardwalk. It’s not as long, but seemed to pass thru an area that had more warbler varieties. They also have feeding areas at the back to attract orioles. Maybe it was timing, but saw...More

Thank laxjunkies
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Love to check out the garden and the water feature, got to see several different warblers. Blooms galore and hummers buzzing by peaceful and lovely.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Nice facility, clean and good parking. Has an excellent walk behind the building that takes you around the water, lots of birds and great views.

Thank Ellen H
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The Convention Center grounds are something we enjoyed. The Whale Wall paintings were very good, and a great place to take small group pictures. There is a walking trail through a memorial garden that had beautiful flowering plants/shrubs and places to sit and relax or...More

Thank Delighted33
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Lots of vendors with lots of goodies...food, clothes, art...good way to spend the afternoon! well worth the minimal fee!

Thank Donna R
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing kites. Some coordinated to music. Next door to convention center. Free. Bring chairs. Vendors selling t-shirts, hats, some food.

Thank SeeingTheWorld701
Reviewed January 16, 2018

We enjoyed walking the boardwalk to see the myriad of birds in their natural habitat. Saw many types of birds. We had also walked the nearby Padre Island Birding boardwalk. I would recommend doing both - you get a different view and see some different...More

Thank Gina A
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