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Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Address: 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone Number: 850 670 7700
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Educational and Interesting

This research facility was very educational. They had a nice variety of shells and specimens. I went with my mom and sister (16) but I think my nieces (3 & 2) would have loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Marleelambert
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Oxford, Mississippi
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Oxford, Mississippi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This research facility was very educational. They had a nice variety of shells and specimens. I went with my mom and sister (16) but I think my nieces (3 & 2) would have loved it even more than us; child friendly, lots of 'touch and learn' opportunities.

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SAINT AUGUSTINE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A place to learn about the estuaries and the importance on sea ecology. Very educational for children and adults.

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We saw the sign on our way to St George Island, and on our next trip the to mainland we decided to stop by. They have a couple of walking trails, 3 aquariums that are about 250 to 500 gallons each, and several smaller tanks. The kids really liked the room with various skeletons, microscope specimens, etc...they thought they were... More 

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Minneapolis
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We waited until the last day of our trip to visit here. I was wishing we had stopped earlier so my son would know what wildlife we might see. The board walk paths are pretty short. They have a room with aquariums and specimens that is really well done. It isn't large, but there is a lot of information there.... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came for the birds and hopefully returning for an afternoon lecture on the migration of song birds. The trails are nice and an easy walk during the summer heat. Staff is super friendly and you have to stop by and get a mug or something to support the friends of the reserve!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very educational and well ran facility. Nice walking trails and great displays and aquariums. There is no cost and is a great family experience. Some very nice finds in their gift shop. Tupelo honey at the best price you'll find. Of course all proceeds go to supporting the center.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint is located at the east side of the St George Island Bridge and is a great stop on your way to the Island. This research facility has a couple of nature trails, one with an observation deck, both with natural flora and fauna of the area. Inside, there are exhibits of different animals,... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful experience for both adults and children. Great boardwalk trails as well as a number of aquariums and ocean displays. Hard to find, it is on the left just b/4 you get to the St Geo Island bridge.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great exhibit as well as two boardwalks. Our first visit and would definitely go back again. Wildlife both inside and outside.

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Kalamazoo
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40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Every time you visit, there is either something new, or something you hadn't noticed before. This time they've added 2 boardwalks, one to view the bay, the other that meanders through a freshwater marsh. It's a great place to get a sense of the area, both its endurance through the ages, and it's fragility. Don't miss this free (leave a... More 

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