Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville

4.4
#3 of 18 in Things to do in Brownsville
Gorgas Science Foundation operates the Sabal Palm Sanctuary, which has over 3 miles of nature trails available to the public and is also home to the historic Rabb House.

Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of conservation at a local level as well as abroad.

Any contributions help keep the sanctuary alive and also help in preserving the historic Rabb House.
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  • Nice walking trails, absolutely beautiful. So cool that you had a view of the Rio Grande from one of the observation decks! A nice way to spend a few hours!  more »
  • This is a great place if you like bird watching or easy hiking. The trails are well marked and there are many signs posted with pictures to help you identify the birds. The best spot is the feeding st...  more »
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  • Really interesting habitat that's not found many places anymore. The gardens are a work in progress, and the map doesn't always accurately reflect the trails, but we thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife. Can rent binoculars in the new visitor center (which is an old plantation house). Nice lookout over the Rio Grande.
  • I went for a walk around the area, it was nice and calm. The admission was $5 and to rent a pair of binoculars was $2 (and turning in your ID until returning binoculars). It was a good experience and enjoyed the serenity of the environment. I however wasn't able to see much wildlife but that didn't stop me from having a good time.

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