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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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stopped in but was told not a good time

We stopped by,but because it was cold we were told all animals were inside and put away. Flowers... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Linda C
Owen Sound, Canada
So much to see even on a windy day

We were unsure of what we could do with it being so windy but we spent a good 1-2 hours seeing all... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Franklin, Wisconsin
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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 January 2017

We stopped by,but because it was cold we were told all animals were inside and put away. Flowers not in bloom this time of year. It was nice of clerk to tell us this and we did not waste time or money.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were unsure of what we could do with it being so windy but we spent a good 1-2 hours seeing all the reptiles (iguana, lizards, turtles, snakes); birds - cockatoo, parrots, conyers, quakers, etc, orchids as well as wild water fowls. Yes both the...More

Thank JanetScottB
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see flowers & walk. This was a very nice place to relax & see flowers & birds. We were disappointed that the butterfly display was closed for season thing it would be indoors one however was really pleased with bird collection &...More

Thank calliesk@yahoo.com
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lovely gardens and nature center in the midst of road construction - don't let that deter you from seeking this out for some quiet respite. There are very good trails for meandering or walking at a faster pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the orchid house -...More

1  Thank AdventureLass
Reviewed 1 January 2017

What a nice way to spend an afternoon. We fed quite a few of their caged parrots and other birds, fed goldfish in the pond, took a quiet walk on their nature trail and just communed with nature. The staff here was extremely friendly and...More

1  Thank RICHARD F
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Given that these gardens are run by a nonprofit organization on limited funds, they are wonderful. Of course more money is needed for new posters, better signs, and the like. But, the entire place is pretty and peaceful even in December. I enjoyed my stay...More

1  Thank WonderLife2014
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was surprised by the size of the gardens. Such a lovely walk. They had a collection of snakes/lizzards and parrots, and an amazing collection of orchids, most of which I hadn't seen before. I would like to visit again in the Spring when the...More

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great for families or anyone. It is "Nature" so be prepared for the weather, but that also means it can be different anytime you go. Plenty to do or just a great place to take a stroll.

Thank D S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Being from the north country we like to travel off season to the beach country so we won't melt. Looking for something to do on a cloudy, maybe rainy, day and happened on this little gem. Very reasonably priced and the staff were extremely helpful,...More

1  Thank Alyia K
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A lot of flowering plants and native plants to the area. Good presentation and walk ways are easy to walk.

Thank TexTraveler778
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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
15 November 2016|
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Response from Noemi V |
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.