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University of Texas - Pan American Coastal Studies Lab

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Great Food and Even Better People.. VERY SAFE on ISLAND

GREAT eating PLACES that do not over change and hard to finish everything... NOTE -- Great... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
RALPH920-2018
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Cecil, Wisconsin
Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits

Excellent place to learn more about the sea, sealife, and the dunes at both indoor and outdoor... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Michael M
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San Antonio, Texas
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14 Jan 2018
“Great Food and Even Better People.. VERY SAFE on ISLAND”
26 Aug 2017
“Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits”
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100 Marine Lab Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6500
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

GREAT eating PLACES that do not over change and hard to finish everything... NOTE -- Great Specials Morning and up till 3-4 ... Most Place have Happy HOURS.. Rooms from $30-$250 ... VERY Hard to find a Meal over $40.00 on Island... Fantastic eating places...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Excellent place to learn more about the sea, sealife, and the dunes at both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to learn about the different shells and see some neat things you may not see anywhere else. It is small but I enjoyed it very much and would recommend this to nature and sea life lovers

Thank Lysa H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love the educational part but the staff members are rude and a bit unorganized need to let school know ahead of time if parents and little siblings are not welcomed

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a must see for both adults and kids. Very cool items sea items to learn about. This definitely is a hidden gem!

Thank Kristi C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My son did this and it was one of his favorite memories! He remembers holding a stingray and having a wonderful time!

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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This was a treat! You do have to pay $10 to get into the park but the stop here is free. Some sweet workers were there and very nice. Lots of good displays. Worth the trip.

1  Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 21 April 2016

As a working lab operated by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the Pan American Coastal Studies Lab is a little tough to find. It is located in the park at the south end of the Island and blends into the campgrounds that are...More

1  Thank Leonard W
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Over 1200 shell varieties are on display at this establishment and they are amazing. In addition there is a video that describes the history of South Padre Island, its creation, and where many of the shells can be found. There are a number of tanks...More

1  Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Very informative and interesting overview of the Coastal Ecosystem. Well presented and easy to understand for every level.

1  Thank Chuck B
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