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South Padre Island Convention Centre

7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7720
+1 956-761-3000
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SPI Kite Fest

Amazing kites. Some coordinated to music. Next door to convention center. Free. Bring chairs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SeeingTheWorld701
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Sherman, Texas
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Great Birding!

We enjoyed walking the boardwalk to see the myriad of birds in their natural habitat. Saw many... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Gina A
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Dallas, Texas
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The South Padre Island Convention Centre's 45,000 square feet of meeting space can be utilized in a variety of configurations. Primary facilities include 22,500 square feet of exhibit hall space with a clear ceiling height of 36 feet for concerts, large meetings and sporting events; a 2,633 sq. ft. modern, media-oriented conference auditorium for 250; and 9,000 square feet of meeting rooms in various sizes. A large central lobby will also house exhibits and functions. A large terrace adjoins the lobby and a formal entry court provides covered arrival and waiting areas for people parking in the paved areas for 500 cars.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing kites. Some coordinated to music. Next door to convention center. Free. Bring chairs. Vendors selling t-shirts, hats, some food.

Thank SeeingTheWorld701
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We enjoyed walking the boardwalk to see the myriad of birds in their natural habitat. Saw many types of birds. We had also walked the nearby Padre Island Birding boardwalk. I would recommend doing both - you get a different view and see some different...More

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We went there and walked for quite awhile. They have awesome boardwalks with plenty of birds to see and hear. They have quite a few warblers

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

SPI Convention Centre holds big events. Food and alcohol prices are reasonable. It's a nice location. Plus you can walk outside and see the bay. Nice size meeting rooms.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to the SPI convention centre for years fir different occasions from dance and cheer competitions to seminars and it being to close to the ocean is simply amazing.

Thank Edwin G
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

When at SPI, I love to go by the Convention Center to walk alone. It's peaceful and safe, there are many different animals and I enjoy taking pictures. I even saw the alligator from the Birding Center once chillaxing in the tall weeds.

Thank n0rmalyndaz
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

For great birding, especially during Spring or Fall migrations, head to the south and west sides of the building. The vegetation there (shrubs and trees) shelters all kinds of migrants, and the water feature draws many of them out into the open for easy photography....More

1  Thank WYbirdwatcher
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We held a Gala in this facility! Everything was wonderful, staff was helpful and responsive to needs

Thank KansasTexas2015
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Always stop here 1st pick up your coupon and find out what's happening in SPI when you here Always lots going on and they have some really good coupons

Thank Mj D
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Just off the circle from the convention center are two boardwalks that take you over marshes and out to the bay to see wildlife and birds. We even saw an alligator. Fun to see the bay side of the island.

Thank WinterTexanfromMN
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