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Secret Woods Nature Center

2701 West Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954 791 1030
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Landmarks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a small nature park area. Great for a walk with information notices. Staff friendly and informative. Wondered what all the holes in the ground were as we walked around - sand crabs!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great hidden little gem. Very peaceful to walk the raised boardwalks in between lots and lots of spiders. Squirrels galore as well, also some wading birds, butterflies, dragon flies and even a raccoon. He seemed oblivious to my presence, great photo op. Nice little park and free!

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Coral Springs, Florida
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441 reviews 441 reviews
167 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You don't notice Airport noise. There are a couple of buildings housing exhibits. But the two trails with the flora , and wild life are the attraction. They have mainly native trees, bushes, and grasses. Wild life was mainly birds, spiders, butterflies, and one black snake. I liked the boardwalks that lifted you off the ground.

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rinis
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After many years of driving past this park, I finally made a point of going there. We went on a weekday and it was very quiet. We walked both trails and stopped by the river to enjoy the view for a bit. In one of the paths they have rubbings that you can do to learn more about the animals... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you are a spider enthusiast, this is the place for you. I you are deathly afraid of the 8 legged freaks like me, stay away. Beautiful and tranquill, just too many golden orb spiders.

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Davie, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This park is situated on State Road 84, near the airport and I95. It consists of a few buildings that have some interactive exhibits and some educational displays. The best thing about this place are the two trails that are usually quiet with few people using them. There is a marsh trail with raised boardwalks over the swamp and near... More 

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virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

free entry, nice walkways through various types of environments. nice signage describing the many different plants and animals. Saw tons of crabs and a picture of a squirrel paper-clipped to a tree, (very funny)!.

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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a nice park to walk through and leads to the water with some nice views of houses and boats. That part is mostly a boardwalk the whole way through. There is another part that is just walking on the ground and the amount of crabs is crazy. It looks as if the ground is moving there are so... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Nothing that spectacular but i really liked the park because it is always nice to walk through the nature. It was fun to chase the crabs! We also saw a massive iguana and some weird trees!

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Deer Park
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Wonderful walk on the boardwalk. Nice to do something free. We did see the land crabs. Kinda made a game of it as they are very elusive. My 5 year old learned about sneaking up on the crabs in order to see them lots of birds to take pictures of. Great time.

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