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Address: 17829 Goldenwest Street, south of Slater Avenue, Huntington Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone Number: 714-842-4772
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A Nice Walk in the 'city' of Huntington Beach

This a great place for a 'walkabout' in nature. Feels like you are transported to the 'mountains', they even have redwoods. It is quiet except for Goldenwest Street, you can hear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A nice place to meet a friend and walk the nature trails. It is fairly small and able to walk it in about 20 minutes. We were there the first of July and the flora and fauna were finished for the season. Very little flowering plants and the pond area was quite small, so kinda disappointed. It was overall peaceful... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This a great place for a 'walkabout' in nature. Feels like you are transported to the 'mountains', they even have redwoods. It is quiet except for Goldenwest Street, you can hear the traffic. Different from Central Park as there is a fence around this area and they have hours to visit. They also have programs to presentation 'nature'.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Enjoyable to stroll through what California used to look like. The natural surroundings are nice to see. There's a interpretive nature center with items kids will enjoy exploring. There are classes on composting that you can sign up ahead of time about every month or so. Just a fun thing to check out every once in a while.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great little hiking trail with lookouts over the pond and water birds. Self guided tour through five different CA habitats. Cute little museum with lots of taxidermy animals. Native American hut is a fun find and a great picture spot. Butterflies everywhere during the spring and summer. Supported by donations.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's very peaceful here. Lot's of paths to walk down and native plants to view. the center has a nice chilren's ares for hands on learning. The docent's are very knowledgeable, so ask lots of questions!

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Huntington Beach, California
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A small nature center, located on one end of Huntington Beach Central Park, it has a lot to offer for its size. Only open part-time (from about 9 am to 1 pm), there's an exhibit area and also small gift shop and plant purchase area, and nice trails for short hikes. Different animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, butterflies, lizards, and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic place to get some fresh air and feel like you're walking in the woods. For birders there's tons to see from hummingbirds to birds of prey like Red-shouldered Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks and Peregrine Falcons. There's life all around you (if you know where to look.) If you are interested in scenery there's lots of it, pine trees, a... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A wonderful community asset. The is a continual work in progress which strives to honor and feature indigenous plant life.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went to Shipley Nature Center to see about buying some plants for our front yard. They had a small selection, not bad, but not great either. But everything was healthy and very reasonably priced. Plus, it's nice to know our $$ is going to a good and local cause.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I've been coming here sense I was a little girl so it is heartbreaking all the changes this little place has been through. I miss the town by the lake and loved climbing up it when I was little. The bamboo forest, the forest of no return... all gone BUT it is finally starting to look pretty good. I talk... More 

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Address: 17829 Goldenwest Street, south of Slater Avenue, Huntington Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone Number: 714-842-4772
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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