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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

#9 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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Great inexpensive & entertaining outing

We've been visiting Corpus Christi for over 15 years & have passed this place countless times but... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Lyford, Texas
via mobile
An amazing array of plants and animals

This is a hidden gem of South Texas, housing thousands of plants and a growing collection of... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
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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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We've been visiting Corpus Christi for over 15 years & have passed this place countless times but finally ton the time to visit it. We enjoy gardens & walking so this ended up being a great outing. I have a 9 & 1 year old....More

Thank CarolinaKiaraOctavio
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a hidden gem of South Texas, housing thousands of plants and a growing collection of animals. The variety of gardens is eye catching. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy!

Thank brentrourk
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Most enjoyed was the butterfly exhibit with my granddaughters. Gardens are quite beautiful. Pavilion would be great for a wedding or other event.

Thank dgregory2016
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

So beautiful and fun!! A great place to visit and appreciate the outdoors. The staff is so friendly and you can tell they work extremely hard!

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend an afternoon! It takes about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to do. We went on a Sunday so we could go to Parrot Talk, and that was the best part of the day. Jay and his team were fantastic!...More

Thank jessjane79
Reviewed 8 June 2016

They have two loops through the park. A lot of birds to see, but if a bird is okay for you, it does not take a long time to satisfy you.

Thank Teo O
Reviewed 7 June 2016

86 acres, most of which is undeveloped natural wetlands. We arrived in time for the Parrot Talk. It was an informal, educational and interactive presentation with several of the birds that are housed on site. There is an extensive display of many varieties of plumeria,...More

Thank akra_meesh
Reviewed 4 June 2016

It's okay but way overpriced for what you get. The butterfly house had holes all over so we saw butterflies outside the house as well. Cute shop but again overpriced. I did finally find our "Christmas Pickle" for the tree, been looking for years.

Thank TxJewel
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible. Great birds to feed, reptiles, play areas, butterfly center, orchid room, and more. We were there during bird talk and was able to interact with some! Very cool and great prices. Even student and military discounts are available.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing volunteer in the gift shop that welcomed me and had lots of information! Beautiful grounds! I could have stayed all day!

Thank clanderson1975
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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.