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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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It wasn't bad. Nice and relaxing, if you're wearing perfume...beware the butterflies. Have fun... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
John P
via mobile
Nice place - pretty flowers

We visited the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center while camping at Mustang Island... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Houston, 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 14 March 2017 via mobile

It wasn't bad. Nice and relaxing, if you're wearing perfume...beware the butterflies. Have fun while you're here. Come with open expectations.

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center while camping at Mustang Island State Park. It was supposed to be sort of rainy so we decided to check this out instead of the beach. We enjoyed our visit. When we first arrived they...More

Thank randolphclan
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Went to the gardens for an outing . Cannot say which I enjoyed more. I am a flower and bird fan both so was in heaven. Only thing missing was the butterflies and they said they hadn't "stocked" the house yet.Also happy which was half...More

Thank s.d.granny
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The gal in the visitor centre was bored but let us go in as seniors. We are young seniors. Walked thru a reptile room 😷and out an exit door to the gardens. I was shocked to see an array of caged parrots but they all...More

1  Thank LavenderTwin
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The place was shabby and run down. It looked like a roadside attraction rather than a botanical garden/nature center. There were birds in cages to see (macaws, etc). There were a number of blooming orchids in one of the houses which IMO was the only...More

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very good place for a nice nature stroll. See local Flora. Nice paths and not too big a place. Lots of birds including tropical birds that enjoy talking. Kids will like it.

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The orchids alone made this worth the trip!!! There are assorted flora and fauna to view and even feed. Would absolutely visit again.

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Thank laurajY3940GU
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We paid the fee and discovered several school outings were going on. We were told by a rude volunteer we were not allowed in one of the buildings because it was closed to people except for the school group. I told her we were not...More

Thank Nedra D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is an endless walk of interesting exhibits. From snakes to tropical birds to all varieties of tropical plants. And on and on. Check the web site but certainly worth a couple hours.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visited on a cold windy January day so not many flowers to see in the wild. The orchid house had some beautiful blooms. There are nice trails that take you out to view the natural wetlands. The rose garden looks to be in very good...More

Thank krwilliams4223
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14 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
16 November 2016|
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Definitely pet friendly!
Deb Z
27 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.