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Address: 2700 Scrub Jay Trail, The Nature Conservancy, Kissimmee, FL 34759
Phone Number: 407 935 0002
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: Visitors can take the 3-mile nature trail hike or an off-road buggy tour...
Visitors can take the 3-mile nature trail hike or an off-road buggy tour to learn about the hundreds of wildlife species that are being protected by the Nature Conservancy at this nature preserve.
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A Respite from the Theme Park Crowds

Very peaceful, out of the way, and Free (donations optional)! This is located miles from Walt Disney World. You will need to drive to get to this secluded area. I was there for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was our third time at the Wilderness Area. After a day at Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney, the preserve is a needed break. It is quiet and beautiful and a nice area to hike at a leisurely pace.

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was an unexpected highlight during our villa/theme park/beach holiday. Owned by Disney but not a Disney theme park. A very pleasant Decemeber stroll for 2 hours, not too hot and nice & flat. The staff were very helpful, loading the kids with nature trails sheets and full of information. Oh and we saw an alligator (camoflagued in this photo!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ok so obviously this isn't a major excursion....but it is absolutely lovely! Lots to enjoy, totally free. I enjoyed very much. Bring the deet and your camera.

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very peaceful, out of the way, and Free (donations optional)! This is located miles from Walt Disney World. You will need to drive to get to this secluded area. I was there for an hour on a Saturday in March and didn't see another soul. The 3 trails of varied lengths are marked and maintained well. However they are not... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This nature preserve is a great place to hike around the flora and fauna that existed before the crush of humanity and development. It also has an exhibit of the Florida cattle industry that has been here for many generations. Do you want to sit by a serene lake and relax after a nice walk? Check it out.

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Birmingham, AL
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19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's confusing to find since it's listed as The Nature Conservancy even on signs going toward it. And it's listed as being in Poinciana. Anyway, it's a beautiful place to enjoy peace & quiet & nature. Even if you're not up for walking the trails, enjoy a picnic & sit in rockers & watch the pond. How can you beat... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A little pricy, but extremely clean and the restaurant was fantastic. Saw lots of wildlife and enjoyed the experience. Also animal friendly.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

An amazingly peaceful retreat, away from all the madness of the theme parks. Lots of little trails through the forest parts mingled with lakes and other watery areas. Chance to spot many varieties of wildlife. Very serene and lovely.

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Cambridge, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I was thrilled to find out that the Nature Conservancy had encouraged the Disney Corporation to donate money to buy a good piece of forest and wetland in central Florida, formerly a cattle ranch. A large ecological restoration effort has worked, wonderfully. I went to observe and learn about the area. I was very pleased when I found a bird... More 

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had higher expectations, unfortunately only the views of lake Russell are of interest and beauty. The rest of the 6+ mile hike is in the open with absolutely no wildlife. And no real scenery to enjoy. They should have taken the trail around the lake which would have been just wonderful. Trust me when i say other who have posted... More 

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