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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Orange
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

They always have something blooming. Overall they are an enjoyable experience with nature at her best. Always having new things learn.

Thank Queenu
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I cannot say enough about Shangri La. We visit often and enjoy it each time we visit. The volunteers and staff are courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable. The grounds are beautiful, clean and well maintained. You can truly spend hours here. The children's garden is educational and fun. My daughter has attended camps and programs hosted at Shangri La and has enjoyed each one immensely. Make sure to bring sunscreen, a camera and walking shoes. If you're local it is well worth it to purchase a season pass.

Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Love the nature walks & bayou boat rides. Impressively all green structures as well.

Thank dhickey924
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

This is about as good as it gets in SE Texas. The story of this place is a tribute to a rich man's dream and the foundation that subsequently took over. Beautiful gardens, interesting boat tour, lots of "wow" moments that will inspire and awe. A definite Must Visit and a return trip is on my list.

Thank dalwad
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

This botanical garden and "green space" in the small town of Orange Texas was a delightful surprise. It was built according to the highest environmentally friendly standards. Offers a bayou boat ride where egrets, spoonbills, alligators and other wildlife can be observed in the water and on the shoreline. It is a "birder's" destination and even those not that intereted in bird watching per se will be impressed by the heron nursery. We spent 5 pleasant hours roaming through the gardens and nature center and couldn't believe we'd been there that long! It really did feel as though we were in another world.

Thank lauryij
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