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New River

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a local we have even happy about the changes. But, as beach place started out with fun shops they all left. Now it's just kinda gross. Beautiful venue if some hot shot could just figure it out. On the good side, if you wanna go for a walk, it's great.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fort Lauderdale's New River is fabulous for tourists! If you take one of the many sightseeing cruises, you can see the homes of the wealthy but also the enormous variety of watercraft (from small boats to mega-yachts. You may even get to see some wildlife like various birds or even manatees!

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Ft. Lauderdale
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Walking along the New River is quite pleasurable. It is interesting to see all the different boats to include they're ccomings and goings. Stop and sit for a while and watch the bridges open up to let the larger boats go through. If you look for them, you'll be able to see iguanas sunning them selves. The first Sunday of... More

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toronto
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

the blues concert was on, it was great seeing the river and the ducks and ducklings, so cute. We did not see the manatees. But it was great hearing the music, seeing the boats and river boats. Saw iguanas on a dock. never saw that before. walked back on Las Olas, great outdoor cafes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Take this cruise on the new river. You won't be sorry, you get funny and amazing stories behind the scenes and tales of the mansions that you wouldn't know otherwise

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Funk
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Beautiful walk but if you venture far enough and cross the river you can get trapped and have to walk inland to continue. Access is definitely geared toward the side with the Broward County Performing Arts Center. There are some neat restaurants on the other side that you almost need a water taxi to access

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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137 reviews 137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Not really a river anymore, it's just a channel for big yachts to go up and down. The yachts: Hard to describe all the various huge yachts moored or traversing the New River. Astounding excess is probably the best description. The New River also has a lot of high rise real estate lining it, office buildings and condos, built in... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I really don`t know about you but when I think of a river it doesn`t have bulidings and the entire Fort Lauderdale city in it. It`s cool for the Boat Parade but sorry in my humble opionion this is not a river.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Very informative and a good meal with a variety of food and a nice show. Nice boat and a smooth ride !

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New York City, New York
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337 reviews 337 reviews
85 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

only a half baked city government, or our present Congress would build a jail with a water view and water taxi service. The ugly "Justice Complex" hovers over a stretch of the new river and is them ost attractive buildings. Interesting going up the river; once.

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