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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

#8 of 96 things to do in Corpus Christi Features Animals
8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Beautiful place with local and exotic plants

We spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favorites were walking the creek loop... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Roswell, New Mexico
via mobile

This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Marisa E
Corpus Christi, Texas
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A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favorites were walking the creek loop, wandering through the plumeria garden and looking at the amazing variety of orchids. We were very impressed by the structures built as Eagle Scout projects and thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank Sue_Moore_NM
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals and lovely flowers.

Thank Marisa E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The botanical garden orchid collection is my favorite. Some of the native plants were quite nice to look at as well. Several parrots are real show stoppers. Not a bad destination for a couple to walk around, take some selfies and such.

Thank Tomasz W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you love nature and flowers, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. They have a couple of greenhouses full of beautiful orchids and other exotic flowers, acres of gardens, a bunch of beautiful tropical birds to view, and even some interesting...More

Thank StretchandCompany
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The roses were in bloom, as well as many desert flowers and orchids. The orchids were beautiful. The reptiles and birds were really cool. We fed the iguanas and birds. Nice selection of birds. I would highly recommend visiting here....More

Thank Jhurd6
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I usually get a discount from Groupon, which is a good deal. I went first thing Saturday morning. The staff is always lovely. The gardens themselves are always getting better. The construction is bothersome, and by the looks of it, will be for some time....More

Thank putinwords
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Perhaps it was the time of the year, but I expected more than the current condition of the Gardens. However, there are interesting things to see there. Recommended for a visit.

Thank jsparksok
Reviewed 28 April 2017

When I lived in Corpus Christi ten years ago, I was not impressed with the Botanical Garden. When we came back and visited this time, I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and all of the improvements made to it. For its price, it was excellent, and...More

Thank mizsonya
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Very cool place. Great for young children. We were able to feed, pet and hold some of the birds and reptiles. The flowers were beautiful and the butterfly house was neat. Prices are reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband and I went to the South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Center on a Monday afternoon. We spent about 90 minutes walking through the gardens and a nature trail. We enjoyed seeing many exotic birds, reptiles, exotic flowers, rose gardens and butterfly house. There...More

Thank M J
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily 9am-6pm except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Lots of beauty to see outdoors and great walking trails. Orchid and Bromeliad Conservatories to enjoy and a Butterfly Exhibit. Also... More
Susan A
15 November 2016|
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Response from Noemi V |
Definitely pet friendly!
Deb Z
26 June 2016|
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Response from TxJewel | Reviewed this property |
They do have trails that are accessible by wheelchair and some buildings in the front that are worth going into are the Orchid House and Butterfly House.