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Howell Branch Nature Preserve and Park

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Address: North of Howell Branch Rd. on Temple Tr., Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: (407) 836-6200
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Nice park for kids but not much nature.

I went there to bird watch and that day there really was not much to see. There is a covered place to eat with a table and benches and there is a playground for the kids to play... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2012
BunchyBookles
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Winter Park, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't go- its barely a park don't waste your time if you are more than 5 miles away. go to park avenue for shopping and restaurants, look at the little rose garden there and train station, or better yet, pay a small entry fee at harry P Lue Gardens down 17-92 in Orlando, much better there

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Cat Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A nice place to relax you & your mind. Bring your camera and lunch bring friends & family. A place to remember & your family would also enjoy it as well.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I live nearby and never actually knew this place is being marketed for tourists on this site. How embarrassing. Go to theTitusville area or take the Deland area Blue Springs Pontoon Boat ride for birds, manatees (and other wildlife)(currently $22.00 and worth it). Note:This area is not the picnic ground and cement walk on Howell Branch that was recently donated/bought... More 

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Winter Park,Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Even though the park is on a busy street it is fairly quiet near the back of the park. Saw hawks and other birds. Picnic area and playground for kids.

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I went there to bird watch and that day there really was not much to see. There is a covered place to eat with a table and benches and there is a playground for the kids to play and run around in a large fenced in area. There are also adequate rest room facilities in the park.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We drove an hour to see this ". Nature Preserve". It turned out to be a glorified playground with a deck that overlooked the wetlands. The wetlands had all kinds of trash. Nice playground equipment though.

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maitland, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

For toddlers this is a great meeting place. This is also a great Birthday Party Park easy to book and you get the whole place to yourself. A 7-11 Slurpee is just steps away. A plus park.

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