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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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9:00 am - 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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One of the Best Places to Experience South Florida's Natural Treasures

This is one of Boca Raton's best kept secrets. The turtle pens and exhibits are both entertaining and educational, as are the other exhibits of South Florida wildlife. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of Boca Raton's best kept secrets. The turtle pens and exhibits are both entertaining and educational, as are the other exhibits of South Florida wildlife. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable, making the learning experience thoroughly enjoyable. Gumbo Limbo is great for young and old. You are missing out if you don't bring the family at... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

To be honest, there isn't enough to do here. If you are a Nature lover like me, the board walk was the real attraction for me. The Nature Center is small and very well kept. There is a suggested admission (donation) of $5.00. There is a butterfly garden and sea tanks mentioned on their website, but I have never seen... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A free educational park! You can see sea turtles, eels, fish tanks etc... It is a very informative nature center about the sea life in. Boca Raton.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Think gumbo limbo is a great place and am grateful that they do so much for turtles However going there as a tourist I think they could do a little better in the way of explanation ! The experience wasn't as positive that we hoped for !

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place for the whole family to learn about the sea turtle rehabilitation program. There were many sea turtles in tanks that had been injured. The staff give them medical care and try to return them to the ocean. There are many tanks of various fish, from small fish to big sting rays, turtles and other bigger... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fi rst of all, the boardwalk is under construction and that was the reason we went. But, admission is free and although we arrived close to closing time we enjoyed all we saw: plants, fish, butterflies and the Intracoastal. Will return on our next trip

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't visited Gumbo Limbo in quite awhile but took two of our three grandsons. They were so enthralled and learned so much from the knowledgable staff and volunteers, that they encouraged their older brother to return with them the following day and enjoyed it as much as the second day. A lovely way to spend a few hours. Very... More 

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Boca Raton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is very special both for adults and children. You learn a lot about sea creatures and you get to observe sea turtles and a wide variety of fishes. Very nice mangrove boardwalk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest natural resource in all of Palm Beach. On a day that's not oppressively hot and you're in the mood for gentle walk through a preserve that is colorful and well maintained, this is one of the places you should consider.

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place with a good learning environment. Good information for families to learn about protecting animals and thinking about how they affect their environments.

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Additional Information about Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Address: Address: 1801 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone Number: +1 561-544-8605
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Boca Raton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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