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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
+1 561-544-8605
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Boca Raton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea tanks ! Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, walk through the hardwood... more » Owner description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea tanks ! Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, walk through the hardwood hammock along a boardwalk, and climb a 40 foot tower for a spectacular panoramic view! Stop in our nature-themed gift shop for imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts. This 20 acre coastal preserve is an experience you can't miss! « less
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Gumbo Limbo is a small but wonderful rescue and research facility for sea turtles. You go at your own pace and walk through the beautiful grounds where you can view rescued baby turtles, watch, at scheduled times, sting rays and fish being fed. Visitors are able to view some of the large, rescued sea turtles in the hospital area and... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took our three children there and they loved it. They spent time speaking with the staff about injured turtles, looking at hammerhead sharks and walking along the enormous path. We would go back without question.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Quiet family place for kids to learn about sealife. Donation based entry. Arrived in time for feeding of sealife in the tanks. Upclose viewing of turtles, stingrays, turtles and other fish. Lovely butterfly garden with several different types of butterflies. Easy going, educational experience for family. Took my 4 year old grand child and had a fun time. She loved... More

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Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For the second summer in a row, we were fortunate to be able to enroll our kids in the Gumbo Limbo Summer Sea Turtle Camp. The Camp is held once a year and it is supervised by students and teachers from Florida Atlantic University. Not only do the campers learn all about sea turtles but they are exposed to all... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Gumbo Limbo will on vacation visiting family. This is our second visit. We walk the trails when we first get there because it is much cooler in the morning. We spend about 1.5 hours on the trails. Make sure you go up to the observation tower, the view is great of the intercoastal and you can see... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well cared for...a great place to bring kids to learn about our environment...tight parking, but great prices...the fish and turtles are amazing...great staff

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Staunton, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is such a nice place. Staff are friendly, the volunteers are great. They love to answer questions. We were happy to arrive in time for the feeding of the seahorses! Nice tanks with all sorts of marine life. Nice educational exhibits. Didn't have time to follow the boardwalk trail but it sounds lovely. We visit this place every year... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went here with my 14 year old daughter and her friend. We walked the nature trail and climbed the tall tower. The view was beautiful. Then we were able to view all the marine life in tanks they had. ( sea turtles, fish, sharks and stingrays)

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This was an interesting place to go. Loved seeing the turtles. Not many butterflies though in the butterfly garden. Still pretty. Only takes about an hour to see everything

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We been to Gumbo Limbo so many times. It's a great place to see and experience nature in so many ways. Creatures everywhere. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable. GL is a good spot for anyone. It's not a playground, it's a learning place and experience place. My daughter has loved it since she was 5. Never getting old to... More

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