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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 32 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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Leefdaal, Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Highly recommended (especially with children)! It is run by volunteers, who first explained us what we could do and see. There are a number of aquariums, a butterfly garden, a turtle rehabilitation center (with explanation of what each turtle is being cared for), and an incredible amount of explanation about turtles, butterflies and other animals, the influence of humans on... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The indoor exhibits are fun without bug repellent. Remember to pack some for the walking paths; especially in the spring, summer, fall and winter!

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Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Aquamarine life was great to see. Neptune the turtle was very active. Butterfly garden was interesting and best to see on a sunny day. Volunteer staff is very friendly and helped us find other places in the area to see.

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Vancouver, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Not much to see. Water was murky and the tanks were too short for adults to see and tall for kids. There was only a few turtles in the "hospital" section, which is a good thing. Ok for a small donation, but would have been disappointed if there was much of an admittance fee.

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England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I can really recommend a visit to this fascinating place. The tanks containing rays and a hammer head shark was awesome. We happened to be there at feeding time which was great fun. The staff that work there are very friendly and knowledgable and chatted with visitors. Don't miss,

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I always bring my daughter and her friends here. They only ask for a small donation and they have fun while getting an education on marine life.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We love this place, right from the minute we walked through the doors. The volunteer staff are very welcoming and inviting, informative of what to do and where to go and when. Feeding time at the tanks was great fun with lots of staff on hand to explain the different species and to answer any questions you may have. The... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of fish, turtles and sharks too. There is a lot of information and tanks with fish & turtles, great place to go with kids.....there is also a butterfly garden around the back....

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As out of staters, we were very impressed at how well maintained this preserve is. Was a great little stop off with our 15 month old who loves wild life but obviously has a short attention span. Hammer head shark, eels and sea turtles were our favorite tanks. We went there because it started to rain and had to leave... More

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Boca Raton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gumbo Limbo is a beautiful sea life sanctuary that is also very educational for children and adults, alike.

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