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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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Arid Zone

Solid place to visit if you don't mind driving out into the middle of nowhere. It definitely has a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Worn out!

The gardens are not well cared for and the exhibits are in disrepair. Not a place I would spend... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Pat L
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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“butterfly house” (26 reviews)
“rose garden” (17 reviews)
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Solid place to visit if you don't mind driving out into the middle of nowhere. It definitely has a Latin-American-like theme to it, and there are plenty of plants and birds. I was there in August, and I was amazed by how the animals were...More

Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The gardens are not well cared for and the exhibits are in disrepair. Not a place I would spend money to visit.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, my two sons (ages 13 and 2), and I made a special trip to Corpus to visit the Botanical gardens. My 13 year old is Autistic and loves snakes and plants. We arrived around 11:45am, and it wasn't very busy. At the counter...More

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on April 3 and not much was in bloom and it looked as though there was a lot of planting to be done! Saw many birds both caged and wild along with turtles, lizards, snakes, and reptiles. Nice easy trails to walk-very relaxing. Lots...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We travelled the world and have been to many botanical gardens. This was a mix between a reptile/bird Park a small botanical garden and a nursery. The Orchid house was best. I would certainly not recommend it to people that serousely enjoy botanical gardens. Spring...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I am always looking for an excuse to be outdoors and botanical garden lured me out after seeing them on trip advisor. We started in the reptile center and had fun playing hide and seek with all of the critters. When we noticed the large...More

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Have some nice exhibits. Need more signage to guide people on nature walks and gravel to avoid muddying guest shoes. Suggest trying to attend when they have Parrot Talks (although that event could benefit with some planning and polish).

Thank mrcoupon2012
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Botanical Gardens have never disappointed. I've attended weddings here, as well as other functions, and the grounds are always gorgeous. If you're a photographer, you can visit the office and get a photo pass for a small fee. SO worth it.

Thank Emilee A
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
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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
16 November 2016|
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Definitely pet friendly!