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“Educational, high value”
Review of Sea Turtle, Inc.

Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Owner description: Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase awareness concerning their safety and habitat, and assist with conservation efforts for all sea turtle species. We are funded by donations, grants and gift shop proceeds-- For rehabilitated sea turtle and hatchling release text message notifications, please see our website membership page. See you at Sea Turtle, Inc.!
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Educational, high value”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My very young children have been here twice now, and can express clearly what they feel about turtle conservation, and how we should behave around them, so apparently they are learning something. It's a quick (30-40 min) stop during an SPI vacay, but worth so much more.

Visited October 2012
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Austin, TX
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting, Educational and a Bit Touching”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

For a $3 donation you get to see a well equipped turtle rescue center with various type of turtles in different physicl condition from how they were recued and the treatment received.

Visited October 2012
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New Braunfels, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Free Exhibit worth your time”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a free exhibit and you get to see the turtles very close. Most of the turtles have been maimed or hurt in some way, so realize that this is more like a hospital where turtles heal before they are released into the wild again. Some turtles are so badly hurt that they cannot go back to the wild. It is a good education to see what boats and man can do to the poor turtles.

Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Precious turtles”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

What they do to help these wounded and endangered species is amazing. The one turtle w/prothesis is amazing, They help so many different kinds of turtles; babies through adults.

Visited October 2012
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Enid, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very educational..wish you could do more for the turtles..staff super informative and nice... we should help update their facilities!!! Bring the kiddos!

Visited October 2012
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