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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-852-2100
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the...

A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching.

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A pleasant surprise

It wasn't the big butterfly house & botanical garden of metropolitan areas, but it was a pleasant surprise to get out on their trails and see the animals and plants so unique to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sonya B
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been to the botanical gardens in so long! I was very pleased with the amount of work that had been put into it! Absolutely Beautiful!

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Thank RickDoug4
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn't the big butterfly house & botanical garden of metropolitan areas, but it was a pleasant surprise to get out on their trails and see the animals and plants so unique to the area. The staff showed great care for the plants, animals, and patrons. We learned something and enjoyed our experience. Two hours was sufficient and it felt... More 

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Thank Sonya B
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical gardens were great, lots of Elizabeth Thornton cultivar plumerias and others in bloom, scenic walks, birds, turtles, orchids. This is also an event center. Enjoyed the visit and would like to go back!

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Thank zinniaqueen
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting garden exhibits but no butterflies in the butterfly house and the overriding memory is of a turtle living in a very small tank which was totally inadequate.

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Thank Phillip M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and so many birds! It's definitely had a lot of improvements. Take your time but beat the heat. Make an early visit . The staff is friendly and informative. The reptile room was the students favorite . I hope they get a bigger tank for the snapping turtle though. We got to hold the boa constrictor against my... More 

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Thank Denys W
Lyford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting Corpus Christi for over 15 years & have passed this place countless times but finally ton the time to visit it. We enjoy gardens & walking so this ended up being a great outing. I have a 9 & 1 year old. We were accompanied by other children, ages 10 & 5. All had fun. It was... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of South Texas, housing thousands of plants and a growing collection of animals. The variety of gardens is eye catching. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy!

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Thank brentrourk
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most enjoyed was the butterfly exhibit with my granddaughters. Gardens are quite beautiful. Pavilion would be great for a wedding or other event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

So beautiful and fun!! A great place to visit and appreciate the outdoors. The staff is so friendly and you can tell they work extremely hard!

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend an afternoon! It takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to do. We went on a Sunday so we could go to Parrot Talk, and that was the best part of the day. Jay and his team were fantastic! We loved the intimate atmosphere of the exhibit and being able to hold the birds... More 

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