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It was a wonderful walk. We enjoyed the variety of birds (& an alligator!). Nice exhibit upstairs... read more

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Sheila S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Worth the admission price - nominal, especially at sunset!

We've traveled the country seeking out specific birds at WLR and this one is right up there with... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The center gives you a check list of all the birds you may see. It has a very nice wooded walking path too. It is a great place to bird watch and people watch.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This center had many features that we liked. It was not too expensive and we were able to walk on their long boardwalk. That enabled us to see many of the birds and other creatures up close without getting our feet wet or renting a boat. The views were of the bay, but you can go up 4 flights in the main house for a 360 view of the bay and gulf. Will go there again.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A very nice 5 story facility with high vantage points, some great art and small museum inside. They have nice seating outside of the building on decks you can sit out and enjoy. The 1/2 mile bird walk outside is fantastic.There are 'bird blinds' spaced generously throughout that you can sit and enjoy shade get a drink from the water fountains and relax and watch the birds and fish. There are inlet rivers leading to the salt water that have tons of fish in them. It's a great place, very relaxing. One of my favorite places to spend time in Padre. Even in July the outdoor facilities made things very comfortable.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The birding and nature was well worth the $5 a person. The walkway was relaxing but go early as it gets hot very quickly. We saw a variety of birds and fish. The bird blinds were well placed. The best view was in the blind looking out in the bay. We watched the gulls dive in for fish. We dif not see the aligator. The museum is just a large room on the second floor but it was interesting. The third floor view outside was nice.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank bossk_77
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very educational; plan on spending 2-2.5 hours between the film, climbing the tower to take in the views; and then walking the area and the bird stands. Great opportunity for kids. Looked on the northern edge of SPI on the main road (So. Padre Island Blvd). During the spring & fall it must be a something with all the migrating birds...those we saw were the "local birds". Next door to the Turtle Hospital (also a must see)

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank aiello06
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