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Beautiful sight on the way to Laguna Madre Nature Trial

It was nice to see this had been beautifully repainted (and signed) since we were here in 2005... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016

The Whaling Walls are by the side of the Convention Center and near the parking area. It is so... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
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7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7719
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

It was nice to see this had been beautifully repainted (and signed) since we were here in 2005. It's great that the community sees the value in maintaining this beautiful artwork.

Thank SueBee46530
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Whaling Walls are by the side of the Convention Center and near the parking area. It is so beautiful and so relaxing to look at and very well kept. There are three walls painted with orcas, dolphins, turtles and fish. It makes you feel...More

1  Thank acee53
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stopped by for a quick picture of this wall it is on 3 sides of the building and excellent painting.

Thank Lise P
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is on the wall at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. It is visible from the parking lot and as you move closer to enjoy the nature walk you feel like you are in the ocean. The mural is now over 20 yrs. old...More

Thank Patrice C
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Pretty impressive! This has been refurbished since the original painting... Passed this on the way to a free boardwalk for birding.

Thank judyjohnf
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Not much to see here but still definitely worth a drive by and a picture. It's brightly and beautifully painted and you don't even have to get out of your car to admire it.

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Nothing there to see. The wall has whales painted around and there is a small display inside that tells you about the history of the island. But that was that.

Thank Alina I
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop before departing SPI on Friday June 12. The wall is cool if you are into murals. It's pretty basic, but it does make for a nice backdrop for a family photo or group pic. We literally went there just to...More

1  Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Large murals like this are seen all over big cities. This doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary.

1  Thank Nate K
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Visited whaling wall with an 8 year old girl and it was a fun experience. We both enjoyed the huge life sized paintings of whales, fish, turtles, etc. Our 8 year old loved posing in front of the painted animals and they made great photos:-)

Thank Diane M
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26 February 2017|
Response from jsbonbay S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is one of his many works throughout the country.