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Interesting and informative

I went with my mom and learned a lot about local birds, turtles, alligators and other animals. I... read more

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lorryt606
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Great for nature/bird lovers

We enjoyed it, but I agree with other reviewers, young kids will get bored quickly. So much of... read more

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Ball, Louisiana
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

My wife and I visited on Thursday, April 11th. It was nice out, so we decided to go on a lengthy walk to get to the Center. There is sidewalk all of the way out to the Center. There is also an Island bus shuttle stop just outside of the center. And next to that is the sea turtle rescue facility. It was not busy when we arrived. It is easy to pay at the kiosk at the front of the building. $5 Senior rate. The main building is very cool, with the 5 story viewing tower. We took the steps up to the top, but I did see an elevator. We did watch the documentary showing in the building. The boardwalks were very cool and it is quite a lovely area to walk. And we did see quite a variety of birds. We had a great visit and I would not hesitate to visit again.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

Beautifully maintained preserve. The amount of birds we saw was just amazing, so many different species! A great place to spend an afternoon!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris S
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

This is one of the reasons that we come to SPI so often. Just a wonderful bird sanctuary. And they even have a few resident alligators.
We just about always see something spectacular when we go. This last time, we saw an osprey flying with a big fish in its talons and landing on a tall wooden post where he had lunch.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Loved the boardwalks and all the info that they had at various overlooks. Be sure to climb to the top for a super view of the area.
The birding was good.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NDHarleyBoy
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

The building and boardwalks are well taken care of and easy to navigate. There is a beautiful look out tower that you can access via steps or an elevator. Once on top of the look out you have a birds eye view of SPI and the surrounding area. We were also able to purchase bird seed and feed some of the birds. They were very fun to watch. The day of our visit we were also lucky enough to see one of the elusive alligators that call this reserve home. Well worth the visit. You can also enjoy a gorgeous sunset on the boardwalk!

Date of experience: March 2019
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