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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 #2 of 20 Attractions 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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Houston, Texas
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a fun family destination in Boca Raton, Florida. It’s a research and rehab facility and much more, with an educational scope that makes it perfect for youngsters and adults alike. We paid a visit to the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on a short vacation trip to the Fort Lauderdale area and we were impressed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My kids and I have been visiting Gumbo Limbo for 10 years now. This is one of the few places where they can ask and ask the staff questions and are met with genuine enthusiasm and more information than expected. The kids were also able to look down at the FAU research lab and ask the researchers questions about their... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Took the family here to see all the wildlife. Turtles, fish and the biggest Moray Eel I have ever seen. A must if you have kids, like sea life or just want to learn something new.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice local attraction-even for adults Don't expect a nubber-one world-class attraction. It's a local rescue turtle station and maybe they do some local nature research. Still, the trail through the hammock is excellent - don't miss climbing up thetower above the trees (great view of the intercoastal) , you get to see some wild-life (crabs, spiders, birds). Also you see... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was a stretch your legs stop for us on the way down south...I was impressed by the place and plan on going back. No real fee charged for visiting, but donations should be given as this place does great work. If you can't do the suggested $5 a person fee, give what you can..they will appreciate it and honestly... More 

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Oakland Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited this little park which is donations only where they rehabilitate turtles and other sea life. We took are granddaughters there which are 4 and 6 and they totally enjoyed the day. They have multiple tanks and a large variety of sea life and a butterfly garden. Go for an easy day and enjoy we really did

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spent an afternoon with my 16 year old daughter here. We both loved it especially the scientific experiments students were doing in Sea Turtle. We also loved the turtle hospital and Boardwalk/40 ft lookout tower. Lots to see. Not easy finding something a teenager is still talking about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A great place for all ages to learn about Florida's wildlife.. a little of everything to see.. The aquarium tanks are nice.. it's fun to watch the fish.. Turtle rescue area is an education for all ages. Take a walk to the intercostal for a peaceful escape!!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been there multiple times. There are tanks where rehabilitation of turtles is done. There are also 2 aquariums, one shallow and one deep with many fish and lobsters and other creatures. Not overwhelming but educational and fun. The staff and volunteers are dedicated and informative. There is a small indoor nature center and a boardwalk through the mangroves... More 

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Ystad, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Spend 2hours here and learned alot about tje different turtles and other animals. Spidereducation was freaky! Nice trailwalk and butterfly"world" Free but donations are appreciated! Recommend!

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