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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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What a peaceful way to spend a couple of hours.

We like visiting botanical gardens because they are so tranquil. This one is a great example of how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Borders, United Kingdom
via mobile
Relaxing Place to Visit

Take a leisurely stroll around the botanical gardens, see beautiful flowers, reptiles, birds. Walk... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
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 1 week ago via mobile

We like visiting botanical gardens because they are so tranquil. This one is a great example of how relatively small gardens can still be great. $6 for seniors and $8 for adults is very reasonable. Not only are three a great selection of outdoor plants...More

Thank sgdh
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Take a leisurely stroll around the botanical gardens, see beautiful flowers, reptiles, birds. Walk along the path to the creek. Several bird watching areas. Worth a visit.

Thank berlyc
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautiful and interesting place. Lots to see - reptiles, birds, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trail, gorgeous grounds and cute playground. Be sure to pack water to drink and wear light clothing and comfy shoes in the summer because it gets really hot (I really...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We figured this would be a small botanical garden. We were shocked - the diversity in plant life was spectacular, the animals were all clearly healthy and well cared for, and the volunteers were so knowledgeable and passionate. The admission price was ridiculously cheap (especially...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We were so surprised at how wonderful this place is. All the staff go above and beyond to make your visit special. We held snakes, geckos, fed talking parrots, pet tortoises and giant iguanas. The natural trail has beautiful plants and birds galore. The butterfly...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went to a Plumeria Show on an unusually hot afternoon. All displays were enjoyable and helpers were a great treat as they pointed out the many varieties and made the visit better. Sure was hot!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice place to visit if you love plants and the outdoors. It is definitely hot but if you get out pretty early you can enjoy nature and a place to meditate. Staff are helpful.

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My little girl loves the flowers, parrot and the tortoise. The colors are so amazing and beautiful and smells great too even though it is outdoors.

Thank amandamE1062FX
Reviewed 27 June 2017

First, if you're heading here any month from early May - end of September, it's gonna be bloody hot. You'll melt, no lie. If you decide to go, bring a summer hat or umbrella; bug spray; water and sunscreen for walking around. Go in the...More

Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a small place but worth it for the admission price of $8. We enjoyed the butterfly house and seeing the birds and reptiles. There is a bird presentation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that is educational and helpful for anyone considering purchasing a...More

Thank TC13
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Javier A
13 September 2017|
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Response from berlyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dogs are welcome.
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
15 November 2016|
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Response from Noemi V |
Definitely pet friendly!