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“It was an interesting way to fill a couple hours...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
New Hope, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It was an interesting way to fill a couple hours...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

It was a nice filler thing to do. Saw a lot of birds and was able to take a lot of pictures. I just bought a new camera so I was able to practice taking a bunch of shots. They have a couple alligators too.

Visited January 2013
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McAllen, Texas
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must for out of town visitors”
4 of 5 stars 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
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Cool”
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank sb12000
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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“SPI nature center-truly lovely”
4 of 5 stars 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
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If interested in wildlife, and birds, do not miss.”
4 of 5 stars 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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