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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Address: 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
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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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This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals and lovely flowers.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marisa E
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals and lovely flowers.

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Thank Marisa E
Corpus Christi, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The botanical garden orchid collection is my favorite. Some of the native plants were quite nice to look at as well. Several parrots are real show stoppers. Not a bad destination for a couple to walk around, take some selfies and such.

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Grapevine, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love nature and flowers, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. They have a couple of greenhouses full of beautiful orchids and other exotic flowers, acres of gardens, a bunch of beautiful tropical birds to view, and even some interesting iguanas. We saw a group of school kids being entertained by one of the members... More 

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Sierra Vista
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The roses were in bloom, as well as many desert flowers and orchids. The orchids were beautiful. The reptiles and birds were really cool. We fed the iguanas and birds. Nice selection of birds. I would highly recommend visiting here. They also have a nice gift shop. You should allow around two hours.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually get a discount from Groupon, which is a good deal. I went first thing Saturday morning. The staff is always lovely. The gardens themselves are always getting better. The construction is bothersome, and by the looks of it, will be for some time. There are reptiles in a room, then you step outside and meet up with several... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps it was the time of the year, but I expected more than the current condition of the Gardens. However, there are interesting things to see there. Recommended for a visit.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I lived in Corpus Christi ten years ago, I was not impressed with the Botanical Garden. When we came back and visited this time, I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and all of the improvements made to it. For its price, it was excellent, and a special attraction. We got to talk to birds and see butterflies, the rose garden... More 

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Thank mizsonya
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place. Great for young children. We were able to feed, pet and hold some of the birds and reptiles. The flowers were beautiful and the butterfly house was neat. Prices are reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

My husband and I went to the South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Center on a Monday afternoon. We spent about 90 minutes walking through the gardens and a nature trail. We enjoyed seeing many exotic birds, reptiles, exotic flowers, rose gardens and butterfly house. There was a 1:30 demonstration where I held a cockatoo and my husband petted an iguana... More 

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Cudahy WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a botanical garden near a city this size. I came away pleased with the experience even though there were a few improvements that need making. It’s clear that there is work going on here, and we visited early in the spring so some areas of the garden had not come into their own,... More 

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