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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 33 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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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We been to Gumbo Limbo so many times. It's a great place to see and experience nature in so many ways. Creatures everywhere. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable. GL is a good spot for anyone. It's not a playground, it's a learning place and experience place. My daughter has loved it since she was 5. Never getting old to... More

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New York
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained and nicely set up. We were able to see crabs in their homes from the boardwalk. The viewing tower provided a nice view of the waterway from above the treetops. My son really enjoyed looking in the aquariums during feeding time and learning about the fish from the knowledgeable staff. The gift shop was reasonably priced and... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, they said it not 100% that we will see turtle, eggs...more like 50% but we did and it was the best experience..First ypou have to listen about turtles and if you have young kids or you know about different species of turtles it might make you a bit tired (1h) but after that : night, beach and yes turtle... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staff is very nice except they don't allow service dogs which I didn't even know was an option. Very good for kids and adults. They only ask for a donation for a entrance fee. The turtles are very close and cute. I didn't see any feelings or the nature trails since they didn't allow service dogs but this is... More

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

We apologize if there was any confusion during your visit. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and The City of Boca Raton follow the ADA policies on service animals for their properties and in their facilities. According to the ADA, service animals are defined as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with dis¬abilities. Dogs whose... More

Flushing, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went on a very hot day so my kids didn't want to stay in the butterfly garden too long, but there were lots to see and take pictures of. In the other parts, the sea turtles and rehab facility were very interesting. My 6 year old asked lots of questions throughout the visit and everyone was friendly and knowledgeable.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

it was really good because the staff are very nice there they would help you with anything they tell you the history of the place. Great place to take your kids.

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Tamarac, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I had a lot of fun here. The Nature Center is free, however they do ask for a $5 donation. It all goes to a great cause. We were able to spend an entire day here looking at the exhibits and walking the nature trail. We also were there for their feeding. Our favorite part was the... More

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England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very friendly, turtles, sea horses, fish - a great hour or so spent here. you don't have to pay to get in but they ask for a donation of $5pp which isn't much and goes to a great cause. Give it a go.

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Philadelphia
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34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took our kids and grandkids to this nature center. The day was overcast and there was not much else to do. It has no admission fee, but we paid the suggested $5 a person as it is a rescue place and we respect the need for donations. There is a lovely trail on a boardwalk through a rainforest type... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Gumbo Limbo is a must see if you are traveling in Florida! What a great discovery park that is interesting to children and adult. We love to go there with my Family and Meyer Global Group co worker. A nice way to disconnect from the stress... Have a great time!

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