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Sabal Palm Sanctuary

#2 of 28 things to do in Brownsville Features Animals
8435 Sabal Palm Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521
+1 956-541-8034
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Cool place to visit.

Cool place to visit and see nature. Trails are mostly shaded. Really neat to walk among the Sabal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nice walking and views of resacas. House is interesting. It is somewhat remote and when we went we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brownsville, Texas
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8435 Sabal Palm Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521
+1 956-541-8034
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to visit and see nature. Trails are mostly shaded. Really neat to walk among the Sabal Palm forest and hear the birds chirp and sing. The wetlands area was entertaining as well. The river overlook was neat in that you were a stones...More

Thank Dnc6471
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walking and views of resacas. House is interesting. It is somewhat remote and when we went we were the only visitors. Good for bird watchers.

Thank foodyjr
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I came out here for a relaxing day of birding and hiking. It was so peaceful. There were lots of birds at the main feeding site. We were entertained as a White-tailed Kite soared right over heads.

Thank mcasabar
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The guided tours on Saturday are well worth the trip to Sabal Palm. David Benn, a life long Brownsville resident, does the tours and you'll very likely see and learn more on the tour than you could on your own. Bring your binoculars and be...More

2  Thank C7driver
Reviewed 25 February 2017

$5 entrance fee more than worth the couple hours of bird viewing, walking, and so fun to cross over the "wall" without a passport as it is all on American side.

1  Thank sheary s
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's one of the few places north of the border (and just barely) that still has natural groves of Sabal Palm trees. It supplies a great habitat for many of the birds seen only along the Rio Grande River in S Texas. The staff (of...More

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My wife & I really enjoyed the nature area & hiking trails. We saw a lot of birds & the views while hiking were really nice. The paths were nicely marked & easy to follow. For the most part, the paths were really smooth &...More

Thank calliesk@yahoo.com
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Donald Trump talks about the wall, but its already there and you have to go through it to get to the palm sanctuary, so that's an added thing to "see" visiting this museum. The docent was excellent and we actually spent more time talking to...More

1  Thank 973B
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was my dream to get here after watching the live bird cam from the Sabal Palm Sanctuary. Everything lived up to may expectations. The lovely house used as an office is interesting and has a small gift shop staffed with helpful, knowledgeable volunteers. We...More

1  Thank Joan m l
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I were here for a short visit last week and were really glad we stopped. We are birders and were in the area for the Rio Grande Birding Festival so we were looking for a particular bird (least grebe which we found)....More

1  Thank ReginaMGeneva_IL
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One of the reviews mentioned that some scenes of the first Tarzan movie were shot here. That is interesting! Where can I read more about that! This Sanctuary sounds beautiful!!! I hope to visit soon!!!
3 July 2016|
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Response from SabalPalmSanctuary | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your interest! We have also been very interested in the rumored Tarzan filming at our Sanctuary. However, it is our understanding that the first Tarzan movie was filmed in its entirety in the swamps... More