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“A must for out of town visitors”

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
McAllen, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A must for out of town visitors”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

The place to go and learn about SPI birds and nature, don't miss the historic film in the theater, enjoying an ice cream sandwich take the one mile walk, find the cocodrile and some of the birds visiting the place, go up the stairs and enjoy a full view of the Island. Just don't mind the water treatment plant next door, is kind of gross.

Visited January 2013
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Frisco, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Cool”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The walk around was great- a bit long for kids the ages of mine (2 & 6) but really interesting. We saw amazing birds and looked for other wildlife with our binoculars. Great way to spend an hour or so.

Visited May 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“SPI nature center-truly lovely”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The nature grounds surrounding the center are lovely and peaceful.
the staff are nice and helpful. Am not a "bird' expert, but loved walking out among the wildlife. The center is tasteful and not "touristy" a great place for yound and old. we walked to it from our hotel

Visited January 2013
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South Padre Island, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If interested in wildlife, and birds, do not miss.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We recently went to the Birding Center with Relatives.
We saw more then 40 types of birds, an alligator, and totally enjoyed it.,

Visited July 2012
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Thank Michael B
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Stow, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Girls 3 day trip”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Volunteers very helpful. We saw many birds and ducks. Good walk before our flight home. We even saw the alligator

Visited December 2012
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Thank shanann
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