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Address: 201 South Lyons Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33063
Phone Number: 954 357 5198
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of...

This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida.

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Nice park that needs some remodeling

The park was a small patch of land nestled in between the developed areas around. There's supposed to be all sorts of animals there but we didn't see any besides bugs. The ferns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
dudebroman
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The park was a small patch of land nestled in between the developed areas around. There's supposed to be all sorts of animals there but we didn't see any besides bugs. The ferns are stunning to look at, I found out that one actually grows on trees. The visitor center definitely needs a remodel, many of the stuffed animals and... More 

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Thank dudebroman
Hartford, CT
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158 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I walked through the Fern Forest on my last vacation to Pompano Beach two years ago and returned again this past week with my friend. It is a wonderful opportunity to view nature up close away from traffic and commercial activity. We walked along the well-maintained trex boardwalk with railing a few feet above the ground. One find trails throughout... More 

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1 Thank Pleasuretraveler
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a real piece of the natural Florida that you don't get to see. There is also a building with most of the "critters" named and displayed. I noticed a lot of weddings are performed there.

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Thank Carol S
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I went park exploring the other day and found a really good one right here in Fort Lauderdale with many lovely walkways, boardwalks and great natural beauty. It's called Fern Forest Nature Center; go West on Commercial to NW 31st Ave., go North for approx. 3 miles and you are there. Many colourful butterflies can be seen here dancing in... More 

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Thank jokodrums
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Walked with friends who just moved to the area. Didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. I love ferns, and certainly got my fill. The boardwalk is well maintained, and although it was a bit overcast, it didn't dampen my enthusiasm. I will plan to return again next time we are visiting our friends.

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Thank Shubunkin1950
Pompano Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I live 1 1/2 miles from Fern Forest and walk to the park every weekend. I make sure I use insect repellant which they do provide but I bring my own just in case. Being a woman I also walk with a small pocket knife and pepper spray as the trails are usually isolated but this is mostly for peace... More 

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Thank Jay L
Jacksonville, Florida
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131 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Great nature walk when you've had enough sun and want to take a break from the beach. This is a great place to take a walk in nature. Some nice spots for a picnic too.

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Thank Tom G
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I have been walking for fitness lately and we like to find interesting places to walk. Fern Forest is a beautiful place with a good amount of walking trails. There is a nice boardwalk through a Cypress swamp and some surface trails including one that goes around a prairie. We saw all sorts of plants and birds... More 

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Thank Phil R
Beverly hills, fl
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238 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As it was to cold to visit the beach this day as I attended on doing I searched for another outdoor activity. The Fern Forest Nature Park was close by and I decided to check it out. There is a boardwalk leading through the dense forest from the parking lot to the visitors center. The boardwalk continues through many areas... More 

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1 Thank Jimbilly
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59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

If, during your beach vacation, you want to experience a quiet and peaceful change of pace, try the Cypress trail here. The raised trail is easy and safe. Didn't see any critters though. Didn't try the natural trails either.

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