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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone Number: +1 561-544-8605
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Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Boca Raton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: View sharks, native fish, and other local marinelife in four outdoor sea tanks ! Take a stroll...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a simple turtle rehabilitation center with a short hiking trail and butterfly garden. There is not a whole lot to see in the trail other than a viewing tower you can go up. There are a few tanks to view some of the turtles and a couple of larger aquarium holding fishes and turtles. Parking can be tough... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center offers educational programs and exhibits which highlight some of Florida's most popular flora and fauna. They have an ongoing sea turtle rescue program which is truly impressive. It was a great spot to learn and enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You have to go to this place at feeding time. It is truly amazing watching all the little and big fish eat away at the food. But, don't just go for that. I totally recommend that you ask the staff questions, they are so knowledgeable, and you will learn tonnes from them! Seeing turtles up close was fantastic. We walked... More 

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Holly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Gumbo Limbo is a fascinating place, with tanks of colorful fish, rehab areas for injured wildlife, and many knowledgable volunteers and instructors to explain anything that we find puzzling. Our favorite activity is to walk the extensive boardwalk--a resilient walkway that twists and turns past tangled mangrove trees, gumbo limbo trees, and other tropical vegetation. You will probably come away,... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Gumbo Limbo is a wonderful nature attraction. You are able to learn about a lot of animals, especially turtles. There are also trails to walk with signs along the way, showing you what you are looking for or at.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Easy to get around (except stairs for canopy visit for some) Excellent for talks, local flora and fauna. Great gift shop. The best of Florida in miniature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visit gumbo limbo by boat on the canal side- I know, there is no boat access but it's Florida and rules don't apply. We're barefooted so we cut across the dune and there we are! I don't get the boat out of the dock before someone wants to see Gumbo Limbo. We consider it part of the neighborhood. The... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gumbo Limbo is worthwhile if you want to take kids but didn't hold my interest. The nature walk portion doesn't provide much wild life to view (perhaps an occasional crab). There is an observation tower to climb - fun if you like stairs or are under 12 - not much of a view when you get to the top. The... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the place, but Love the idea more! I have been there 3 times in the last year. I love the turtle rehab tanks. The fact that they work with FAU research, is just icing on the cake

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love animals and are concerned about their habitat you should visit. Gumbo is known for trying to help injured turtles. They also have a great aquarium and a small collection of native Florida flowers

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