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Matagorda County Birding Nature Center

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Address: Bay City, TX 77414
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Great for Families

I love to bring the kids out here to explore nature! It's a beautiful park where my munchkins transform into both explorers and scientists. It a great way to spend a few hours... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
atexasbeachbabe
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Bay City, Texas
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Bay City, Texas
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love to bring the kids out here to explore nature! It's a beautiful park where my munchkins transform into both explorers and scientists. It a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

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Thank atexasbeachbabe
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is such a nice place to see the wildlife. The trails are well kept and there are many places to sit and enjoy the view. There are many species of birds and other wildlife such as deer and more. There is a pavilion with restrooms and a picnic area as well as a pier to overlook the river. Dogs... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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274 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Went here on one of our trips recently. Cost hardly anything to get in and was a pleasant way to spend a few hours. There were a few bird hides so you could get close to seeing them, also well sign posted routes around the grounds. The area was nice and tidy and well kept. I think we went the... More 

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Thank St_matty
Bay City, United States
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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's a beautiful park with excellent opportunities to view a number of birds and other local fauna. Really, that's the reason I wanted to practice hiking with my full backpack which I was going to be lugging on my trip in Alaska. However, one particular park host was worried my full backpack indicated I was a vagrant, homeless man looking... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Bay City, Texas
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I've been here several times wince moving to Bay City. Always I've had the place to myself so it is a poorly utilized place though it deserves a lot more attention form the community. What it does have is great attention from whoever keep it up because the grounds are beautiful, well laid out, and always well kept. It's a... More 

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Thank TexasPhilip
Wasilla, Alaska
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you're a person who likes to go Birding or even like Botany/Gardens..this is a very pleasant and designed well Nature Center. There are paved paths for easy walking, well marked signage, and in April the birding is great. Also, if you are handicapped or elderly and have a difficult time walking distance, they have Golf Carts available for only... More 

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Geneva, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Matagorda has many birds. The center has very nice trails and wonderful knowledgeable guides. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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2 Thank Jo P
Houston, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

They offer bird walks and have a very large 1200 acre sanctuary for he herons, sandpipers and spoonbills.

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2 Thank Mark1959
Wylie, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed visiting the birding center. The staff there was very polite and very knowledgeable about the area the animals there.

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2 Thank Beatriz G
Dallas, TX
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445 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I visited the nature center early in the morning and, although I'm not a birder, I really enjoyed my walk. The center is very well maintained and includes a number of different environments, wetlands, thicket, streams and ponds, flower gardens, and has many benches for sitting and bird-watching. I surprised a deer as I walked down one of the many... More 

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