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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Wonderful visit to paradise

My family and I last visited Boyd over 20 years ago and while we had some old memories of our previous visits, we came back with many new ones. Whilst Disney feeds the image... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
MeaghanEdwards
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My family and I last visited Boyd over 20 years ago and while we had some old memories of our previous visits, we came back with many new ones. Whilst Disney feeds the image of Florida, Boyd Hill is truly a taste of what real Florida has to offer. On our recent visit, we saw at least 15 ospreys and... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a wonder place to walk around and enjoy the environment. There are rescued birds and many, many wild birds and lots of alligators. Just a great outdoor spot.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

THIS PLACE GIVES YOU A REAL FEEL FOR HOW IT WAS BEFORE THE DEVELOPERS GOT THEIR HANDS ON IT! You will definitely learn more about the flora and fauna if you go on their tour. It is nice to be in a vehicle if you are older and have walking issues. You will probably see lots of beautiful birds and... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great park to visit with the kids. Miles of paved biking trails amid overgrown "old Florida" greenery. Pack a pick-nick lunch and enjoy the day and whomever you find for good company. Although I no longer live in Florida, I do love visiting Boy Hill Nature Preserve whenever I return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Private park that has great birding and a rescue center for raptors. We saw a limpkin and many snakes while visiting and hiking the trails.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited Boyd Hill with a group of kids aged 4-12 as a field trip with the YMCA of St Pete. The kids had a great time walking the trails and being shown ospreys, gopher tortoises, and young alligators. They also attended a program where they were introduced to several birds of prey. The park employees were all helpful and... More 

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Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We did a bike tour through Doo's Amazing Tours, but there is certainly much to do here! It is a refuge sanctuary for injured birds. There are many programs, or just walk the trails. A lovely place to spend the afternoon in the out of doors!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The cost of admission here is pretty minimal, $3/person. But, when we visited (mid-April, 2015) there was very little to see. We were interested in birding, but there were very few birds visible from the trails in this preserve. The so-called Lake Loop offered essentially no views of the lake, due to tall shrubs. We did see two gopher tortoises.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm really into nature and no matter where I travel to, I try to find a good spot to photograph wildlife. I loved this place. I went solo and I had a great time. I saw alligators, Ospreys, turtles, herons, anhingas, common gallinule, etc. Their aviary is small but it was very clean and the birds didn't seem stressed. If... More 

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mocksville, n.c.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I loved this place! I went solo and had great time taking pics loking at plenty of wildlife and seeing some unique creatures, perfect day. It was hot but nof stifling

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