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The Disney Wilderness Preserve

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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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Short visit on a hot day

Hubby and I visited this preserve back in March. It was a hot sunny day and we walked the trail a bit. I wish it was a cooler day, we would have enjoyed a longer visit. I enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Md, USA
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Md, USA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I visited this preserve back in March. It was a hot sunny day and we walked the trail a bit. I wish it was a cooler day, we would have enjoyed a longer visit. I enjoy seeing the birds and even for later in the day we saw some meadowlarks, mockingbirds and a few other sparrows.. I would... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This is NOT a theme park its a nature preserve and there are 3 treks you can do - half a mile - 2.5 miles - 3.5 miles. Easy walking on well marked trails and go in morning before it gets hot. Opens at 9am closes 5pm. We saw storks, ibis, harriers, bluebirds, doves, woodpeckers, toads, gophers and vultures. Took... More 

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Park is much smaller than Disney, why do people bring small children to places like this. There had to be 1,000 strollers. They were everywhere you looked

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Rothesay
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The preserve has a greal number of African animals. You can tell that the animals are well treated just by looking at them. We didin't prebook the Jeep trip through the preserve but our wait time was only about 15 minutes. This was one of the high points of our trip.

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cranford nj
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

open seating and friendly service...variety of foods...take the boat from the park for an adventure.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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