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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone Number: +1 561-544-8605
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea...
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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Great family activity

We visited with friends that have been there before. The kids ranged in age from 4-11. They all loved seeing the turtles and fish. It was great seeing the turtles and how they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with friends that have been there before. The kids ranged in age from 4-11. They all loved seeing the turtles and fish. It was great seeing the turtles and how they are trying to help injured ones. The admittance cost was a suggested $5 donation per person which is reasonably.

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This nature center was a great place to visit and learn about turtles and fish in the area. Volunteers are stationed throughout and provided information about any injuries sustained by the rehabilitating turtles and also about the species of fish in the tanks. Much larger facility than anticipated, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire family. The butterfly garden... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for residents and visitors alike. The boardwalk is a nice walk and the view from the overlook is beautiful! The tanks change from time to time and are always interesting and staffed with knowledgeable volunteers. The gift shop is always worth stopping in and I feel better taking visitors there to buy souvenirs than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our daughter loves sea turtles and that is what bought us to Gumbo Limbo. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and you could see their passion as they shared about the animals there. Unfortunately thunderstorms cut our visit short, but I highly recommend a visit.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to visit with the children. They have a turtle rehab area, FAU oceanography-type institute and cool aquariums to view. Nice little gift shop too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great place for children or adults. The turtles, animals and scenery are all wonderful. Visit for a great couple of hours and see very interesting exhibits and wonderful volunteers. Beautiful outdoors of center near the Intracoastal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nice place to visit. The staff is very informative-- and cost is based on donations to support the program. The visit can last about half hour -my family really enjoyed it-- baby turtles too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a fantastic little place! We loved seeing the turtles it's a great place to visit! They are doing a great job. $5 donation to help them with the running of the place, lots of knowledgeable volunteers to let you know about each turtle and what they do.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They care for and release as possible injured sea turtles - even one we rescued ourselves! Great exhibits of other animals as well. Can't wait to check out the improved nature walk and viewing tower when it reopens next summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a really nice location and all of the volunteers are extremely friendly and helpful. A little disappointed that that board walk was closed and if you have a fear of spiders I suggest you stay away as there are big spiders everywhere outdoors, if you go down the walk to the water look up, you'll see.

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