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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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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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Small park and museum with birds and many nature based activities. Lovely area. Many yearly events and learning experiences for both children and adults.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Small park and museum with birds and many nature based activities. Lovely area. Many yearly events and learning experiences for both children and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They have several different types of raptors in cages, including an American eagle and a hoot owl. We saw baby gators and a ten foot alligator sunning himself right outside the park. You can walk or ride, too. Very well worth the small fee.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great wildlife and wildflower options any time of the year. Good for birding. Get a membership; it pays for itself because you'll go back even in the hotter months - plenty of canopy along some walks.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I grew up in Florida and used to go to this place when I was a kid. It was called "Nature Trail" back then and wasn't nearly as formal of a preserve as it is now. We used local coupons and the total cost for two adults and a kid was about $15. They only have one "tour" tram that... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's true, an award winning park. This park offers bird watching and tours, hiking, nature education, and most importantly a peaceful adventure around Lake Maggiore. Tram tours. This is part of the Florida Great Birding trail. A must visit.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So glad I took my camera! I got some great shots of the ospreys diving into the lake and eating fish in the abundance of bare trees. Lots of dewy spider webs in the morning, marsh rabbits, boardwalks, and caged birds of prey. Very interesting place, but lots of opportunities to plant more flowers and expand programs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A great little nature preserve to spend a few hours at. My friend and I walked the trails, although I would recommend biking if that option is allowed. The highlight of the visit was seeing a Gopher Tortoise! Only cost $3, so definitely worth a visit if you're traveling on a budget.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Boyd Hill nature preserve is a pretty large park in the middle of a residential area in st. pete. After a 3 dollar fee, we were wandering around the aviarry where several feathered animals were hanging around. bald eagles, vultures and owls were all present and lively. Then it was on to the paths. Some paths ended in dead ends... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

For a modest fee (I believe it was $12 per person) a park volunteer or ranger takes you through the park after dark, pointing out wolf spiders, orb spiders, bats, alligators, scorpions and more! Well informed discussion regarding these and other inhabitants of the nature preserve during the flashlight guided tour. WEAR BUG SPRAY!!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This event is wonderful! Everything is well organized and there is so much to see and do while visiting. Up close encounters with nature. Fun!

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Additional Information about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Address: Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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