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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 32 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I can really recommend a visit to this fascinating place. The tanks containing rays and a hammer head shark was awesome. We happened to be there at feeding time which was great fun. The staff that work there are very friendly and knowledgable and chatted with visitors. Don't miss,

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I always bring my daughter and her friends here. They only ask for a small donation and they have fun while getting an education on marine life.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We love this place, right from the minute we walked through the doors. The volunteer staff are very welcoming and inviting, informative of what to do and where to go and when. Feeding time at the tanks was great fun with lots of staff on hand to explain the different species and to answer any questions you may have. The... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of fish, turtles and sharks too. There is a lot of information and tanks with fish & turtles, great place to go with kids.....there is also a butterfly garden around the back....

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As out of staters, we were very impressed at how well maintained this preserve is. Was a great little stop off with our 15 month old who loves wild life but obviously has a short attention span. Hammer head shark, eels and sea turtles were our favorite tanks. We went there because it started to rain and had to leave... More

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gumbo Limbo is a beautiful sea life sanctuary that is also very educational for children and adults, alike.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

What a nice place to visit. This place is run on donations and by a volunteer staff, but you would never know it. This is not your thrilling, theme park adventure, this is learning about and experiencing nature and the outdoors. When you arrive there are life sized turtle sculptures in the front, and it is amazing just how big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Absolutely love this park! They were getting ready to release a turtle the following week. Wish we could've stayed to watch Billy's release!

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boca raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Be sure to stop by to Gumbo Limbo and see the sparkling waters and displays in our shallow and deep outdoor tanks filled with creatures representative of the flora and fauna who live in the ocean and intra-coastal, right here in our hometown. Experience the indoor tanks as well. All sorts of learning opportunities about sea creatures, birds and all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Enjoyable walk on the boardwalk. The walk up the steps to the tower is worth it to see a great view. It's great to see the rehabilitation for the sea turtles and they have a nice butterfly garden.

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