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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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12:00 pm - 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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NATURE CENTER

Lovely exhibits.Great for togglers thru preteen. Wear sunscreen & bring water. Caution in parking lot with theft of personal property left in vehicles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely exhibits.Great for togglers thru preteen. Wear sunscreen & bring water. Caution in parking lot with theft of personal property left in vehicles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This place is nice, They have outdoor aquariums that you can view from the top or from the sides.plenty of sea life stingrays,tarpon,snook, and other fish along with different sea turtles that have been rescued and are being rehabilitated to set back to the ocean when possible.This is not only a nature center with butterfly trails and other trails and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

An interesting lesson of the estuary life to the ocean life. The touch tank is fun for the little ones and the rehab tanks and laboratory is good for older ones. A boardwalk takes you to the intracoastal and has a tower to climb for a nice view.

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you're a turtle fan, this is your place. Exhibits and recovery center offer a lot of interesting facts on local sea life.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place is fairly large and very entertaining for nature lovers. We enjoyed the aquariums that hold the injured sea turtles. They try to rehabilitate these animals if possible and return them to the sea. There is a nice walk in a mangrove hammock along with a museum and gift shop. The staff are very helpful and the docents are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting! For the $5 donation per person that goes towards the rescue and rehabilitation its so worth it. Its not a huge facility but its definitely great what they do for the animals they save. There a 2 really great display tanks with all kinds of local fish and turtles. Our 7 year old really loved it and so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The brochure makes it sound like there is a lot more to see. We did the boardwalk and climbed the tower and did get some good pictures. I think this is more of a "hospital" and research institution which obviously does great work...but not too much to see. I think that they would mount good educational programs but we didn't... More 

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New York NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is not a long visit, but it's great to see the sea turtles and hear about the great, caring work they are doing for these incredible creatures. Docents were super knowledgeable, patient and friendly.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the greatest institutions I know. Well I am a regular, I adopted Carr a beautiful green turtle, and I have the upmost admiration for the work done by friends of Gumbo Limbo. Save the turtles is part of the message save the world and they are certainly doing it. Their engagement for environment and preservation of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even without the boardwalk and tower to visit, my kids and I had a blast at Gumbo Limbo. We spent time checking out the huge fish tanks, filled with beautiful fish, rays and a shark. The Turtle rehab area was by far the highlight of our visit though. With lots of tanks, very informative displays and great educational elements for... More 

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