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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Phone Number: 561-734-8303
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the Visitor Center you can...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the Visitor Center you can take a virtual airboat ride, listen to night sounds of the Everglades and explore a gator hole - all without getting wet! Behind the Visitor Center you can explore the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, a 0.4-mile trail that loops through towering cypress trees, pond apple trees, ferns and other flora of the swamp.Then relax in the nearby Butterfly Garden, or head across the road to the Marsh Trail. The 0.8-mile Marsh Trail is one of several walking trails along the grass levees that encircle impoundment areas, where different water levels provide habitat for various types of wading birds and other wildlife. Bring your camera and binoculars! You might see an endangered Wood Stork or Snail Kite, or any of 270 other species of birds. While walking the trails, look for tracks in the soft sand. Common tracks include those of bobcats, otters, alligators, raccoons, armadillos and birds.See the Everglades up close and personal in a canoe or kayak on the 5.5-mile Canoe Trail! Or enjoy the view from the levee as you ride along the 12-mile Bike Trail alongside the main canal. Canoes, kayaks and bicycles are available for rent. Try your luck fishing from the pier for largemouth bass, bluegill and bullhead catfish. Boating and sport fishing are also allowed in the main canal. State regulations for fishing licenses apply. Airboats are not allowed on the Refuge, but Loxahatchee Everglades Tours operates just south of the Refuge. Guided bird and nature walks and canoe trips take place on a regular basis. Ranger-led school tours are available by appointment.
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Long Island, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great place to visit. We paid five dollars for the car as the only fee. There are some great exhibits to see, a room that turns into a dark sky and they explain all the sounds and sights at night in the Everglades. There is also a virtual airboat road that shows you what it is like... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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55 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Park has plenty of trails. It also is part of the Everglades where you can rent boats/kayaks and view the backwaters. No charge for seniors with a national parks card.

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Dallas, Texas
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358 reviews 358 reviews
94 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As civilization encroached on the everglades, a small patch was left that is now amazingly close to a major road. Easy access if you are in the area.

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Jupiter, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Always love to rent a canoe or 2 kayaks and travel up and into the back waters. If you are not afraid of gators and like to see water birds go early in the morning and have a great time.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a National Wildlife Refuge located in West Boynton Beach. They have an administrative building with exhibits, rest rooms, and volunteers to answer your questions. They have a boardwalk which I would estimate to be about a half a mile in a circle returning you to the building. With a little luck you can see numerous birds, and animals... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

It was an unexpected and pleasant surprise for my sister and I to find this site within a few miles of the hustle and bustle of Delray Beach. The visitor center is a must –see, with interesting and interactive interpretive exhibits, suitable for children as well as adults. We began our tour with the boardwalk trail through the Cypress Grove.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We started with the wonderful boardwalk through the swamp and look for birds, turtles, lizards and just listen to the sounds. The volunteers at the Nature Center are helpful and cordial. They directed us to the levees where we could look for marsh birds and I saw limpkins for the first time. On a previous visit a few years ago... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Unfortunately, there are many days when there simply are no herons, egrets, spoonbills, storks, etc in and around Loxahatchee Refuge.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The guides are usually good. Lots of wild life to see. Very peaceful. There is a small fee to park. Great for kids 6-12.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is a great place to simply take a walk or bring the family to see all the different exotic birds and even alligators. It's a long boardwalk that goes around the whole complex. You can take the long walk or the short walk

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