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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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Fun, small nature center -- good for kids

Nice nature center/staff with information about local environment. Nice trails to walk on from the center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2013
poggy2002
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newport beach, ca
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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A Huntington Beach landmark whose recent improvements make it a must see event. It has plant and animal life indigenous to the area. A very good wildlife museum. Very popular with the elementary schools for field trips.

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newport beach, ca
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85 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Nice nature center/staff with information about local environment. Nice trails to walk on from the center.

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california
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We only recently discovered this special place, although we've lived here for many years. It's perfect for a quick morning excursion with visitors who want to see something about Huntington Beach other than the beach. The paths are inviting and not strenuous at all. We even discovered that there are coastal redwoods here!

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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Walking around the path you can get a feel of how California might have been before all the people. Rangers are nice and helpful.

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Huntington Beach, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is an all volunteer run enterprise. They took what was a failing situation and turned it around. You can tell how good it is by the number of school trips that go there. It is located in one of Huntington Beaches great Central Parks.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This place is great for the entire family! Nice hiking trail, plenty of plants, trees, a good-size pond for the birds, and a nature center for education. The Shipley Nature Center also provides educational lectures, summer camp for kids.

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Coto de Caza, Ca
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Wife and I visited on a recent trip to the beach. The nature center itself needs to be kept up better. We saw absolutely no birds or other animals. Not much to offer other than a walk through trees and poorly kept trails.

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Huntington Beach
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

This nature center is hidden inside of Huntington Central Park. If you grew up in Orange County, you might feel like you stepped back in time. There is a walkway beneath the huge oak trees where you can sit and listen to the birds. There was an open meadow and huge redwod trees. There was no charge to park. There... More 

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The OC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2008

The Shipley Nature Center is a wonderful experience for young and older folks alike. The beautiful plants and trees serve as the perfect back drop to this California Native plant show place. The small museum and educational information is not to be missed. A sure fire winner in the heart of HB.

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