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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 #3 of 19 Attractions in Boca Raton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea tanks ! Take a stroll...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The place is not huge, but they do have several different exhibit areas. There are a number of fish tanks with all sorts of species. We walked to the turtle rehab area and even got to see one of the turtles tended to by the medical staff. Everyone there is friendly and pretty knowledgeable. There is a small gift shop... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

When you arrive, you're given a map and a brief description of things you will see from an adorable lady at the desk. The trail is tranquil and there is a tower to climb and the view is amazing. The tanks with the fish are worth spending some time with attendants there to answer any questions. We missed the feeding... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn about sea life, especially turtles. It is right be the ocean and has a park with meadering trails and lookout tower which gives a good view of the ocean, inter-coastal waterway and the city. The facility is free, and has feeding demos that are fun and educational! The lobster we saw in the tank was humongeous.

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Sora, Panama
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8 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were visiting a friend and she took us here. It is a great place to spend an hour or two. There is no admission fee but the do suggest a $5 per person donation. It is not required but we did because it was fun and what they are doing is worth it. There are short trails to walk... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

They have tanks where you can view and learn about sea life. Also have a nature trail with butterfly exhibit (really cool). They have planted a lot of native species that attract various types and they have color guides available on loan. (free)

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Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A nice 1 - 2 hour trip with the kids, 1 if you selfguide, longer if you talk to the volunteers about everything. If your volunteer doesn't seem so knowledgeable go to one of the older ones. Not amazing enough to drive out of your way to see since everything there you can find in Florida's natural waters and coast.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had fun learnt a lot and very informative. It is not large but for free, (they ask for a donation) it should not be missed if you an hour or two

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Florida Keys, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were staying in Palm beach and our hotel had an interactive screen in the lobby for finding local places of interest. Being a sealife enthusiast this place caught my eye, and as we were heading South anyway it looked like it was worth the detour. It was. From the moment we arrived the staff (volunteers?) were so friendly and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Gumbo Limbo is a wonderfully interactive nature park which my whole family enjoys. Young or old, I always take my guests when they visit. It is never boring and the nature walks are a delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Each time we have visitors in town we always make sure to take them to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. They have made many improvements in the last several years by adding several fish tanks which showcase the sea life found in South Florida. It is also very interesting to see the turtle rescue operation in action as they nurse injured... More 

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