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South Padre Island Convention Centre

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Address: 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7720
Phone Number: +1 956-761-3000
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The South Padre Island Convention Centre's 45,000 square feet of meeting...

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, large meetings and sporting events; a 2,633 sq. ft. modern, media-oriented conference auditorium for 250; and 9,000 square feet of meeting rooms in various sizes. A large central lobby will also house exhibits and functions. A large terrace adjoins the lobby and a formal entry court provides covered arrival and waiting areas for people parking in the paved areas for 500 cars.

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good bird watching around the outside of the convention center and on the boardwalk. sometimes the bathrooms are not open if nothing is going on in the convention center

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
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Pearland, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrible just becasue we did not find it :((( The Convention Center will lead you to a trail that will give you a view of the bay. Otherwise, there's not much to see.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

good bird watching around the outside of the convention center and on the boardwalk. sometimes the bathrooms are not open if nothing is going on in the convention center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Our confence was held here. There were also two more events going on at the same time. I like that even though so many events were going on at the same place, it was very well handled. It was like you didn't even know other events were going on there.

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Sherman, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a nice, large facility with big clean bathrooms. We attended a convention at this location and it was really nice with lots of room.

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

On Labor Day weekend I attended the RGV Hunting and Fishing Expo here. Since this was the first time this expo was here, there weren't a lot of vendors. I guess that was good since the place is pretty small.

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place to hold the convention. They were very accommodating and professional. Our every need was met with no hesitation. This convention center is highly recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Always have to go to the visitors center to find out what to do on the island. Museum artifacts were cool.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Even though we are at the end of May for migration season, many warblers, Orioles and herons are still being seen. This is a good place place to view fish,lizards and alligators also.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Once you leave the hotel, head to the sanctuary. A place where the activity of people enjoying beach fun is drowned out by the serenity of natures call, its many species of birds and reptiles, living life as it should be, among its plants, its water, its air, as well as with the humans who care so lovingly for it... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

I have traveled from Utah to South Padre four times in the past year and a half to watch the bird migrations. The Convention Center is the best place in Texas to see such a variety of birds. They have nice grounds, a water feature, and a boardwalk to watch a large variety of birds. Spring migration is especially busy.

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