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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
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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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Delray Beach Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of exhibits and a tower you can climb to see far away! The building exhibits are Florida Based and lead you to the outside activities.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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162 reviews 162 reviews
97 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a nature center and wildlife rehabilitation center for local sea life. I've lived in West Palm Beach, FL for nearly a year and this was the first time I have made it out to Gumbo Limbo. I did a little local exploring and this was a great find. There are several large fish tanks that house many species... More

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Well worth the short drive from Fort Lauderdale there's so much to learn & enjoy here. From the moment we stepped through the door the volunteers couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, they were all very knowledgeable and happy to chat with us or one of the kids and answer all our questions. The whole place is very well... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One of the best areas to get an insight of an area considered to be rain forest. Excellent descriptions about the fauna of the area. The turtle actraction is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really neat place to take your kids and the walking part is really interesting too. The kids favorite part was the poop display...ours was the turtles..

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Gumbo limbo is a quiet nature sanctuary in Boca raton. It's a wonderful half day outing. Knowledgeable docents explain each rescued turtle's situation and approximately how soon it will be returned to the wild. This is my 3rd visit and each time I learn more about these precious animals.

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La Porte, Tx
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a nice place, I am very happy we made the drive to go here. If you like trails, and birds and critters then you will want to visit. There is a nice nature center, paths to walk, a bird outlook that you can see the ocean from, a turtle sanctuary, an aquariam....its just nice and relaxing. Its free,... More

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GLNC, Public Relations Manager at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, and found us fun and relaxing! We wanted to clarify something for future visitors; while we are located across the street from the beach, beach parking is not permitted at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. The entrances to the beach parking lots are less than a quarter mile... More

Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was on a business trip from Orlando to Boca Raton and decided to bring my family for the weekend along with me. The hotel had a small brochure for Gumbo Limbo and we decided to go. We were very happily surprised by the facility. They have a lot of things to see for a place that doesn't charge to... More

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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a couple of hours fun in the gumbo limbo nature center. Free entrance, but we donated 5 dollar each. Very friendly lady at the reception desk, explaining the center. Lots of volunteers to tell you all you want to know about the sealife. Few injured or sick turtles were there, was could be seen very good. The walk... More

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Vienna, VA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
21 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We first visited over 20 years ago and just returned to a larger nature center with a marine section as well as additional trails. Great for all ages.

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