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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: 904 641 7155
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Description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
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Magnificent wildlife

You can hike scenic trails adjacent to the water, visit the representation of the French fort, and learn the history of the indigenous tribe that lived there. It's a huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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wash dc
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141 reviews 141 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You can hike scenic trails adjacent to the water, visit the representation of the French fort, and learn the history of the indigenous tribe that lived there. It's a huge preserve and we only visited the southern portion. The northern section with the Kingsley plantation would be worth a second visit.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A great way to get the family out for a fun time. Learn about the local history, wildlife, and plants. This is a large preserve, it will take 3-4 hrs to see all of it. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is easy to see that they love their job.

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Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great views of bird rookeries and miles of trails, some of them with steep elevations, which is unique in Jacksonville. Well worth a visit, but only for the nature lover.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My friends and I go here to hike - plenty of trails and lots of opportunity to spot animals. The rangers are very helpful and can help point out potential hiking trips nearby for your future trips.

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Jacksonville,Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Interesting site, especially for this area since their is not much history here. History usually means tragedy so that's a good thing.

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Callahan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A wonderful outdoor experience. You'll be able to photograph a variety of species of birds. Some so colorful it's hard to believe they're real. It's relaxing and also exciting as every few seconds one of the birds will fly across the pond just to return to the same spot. Giving you some great photos opts. The walk around the pond... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

You have to see it to believe it. I never realized the Spanish were killing everything not Spanish, or maybe they did too. Having sailed the seas from Europe, the French sacrificed their lives coming to the Americas and settling in what is now Jacksonville. This museum contains some of the early evidence of the first settlements in the United... More 

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College Park, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We wandered around reading all the signs and looking at the artifacts, you could imagine what the place must have been like when it was a plantation. The slave quarters were eerie. The location on the river is really nice.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited this preserve on our recent trip to Jacksonville. What an excellent visit. We went on several hikes that really allowed us to experience the woodlands of Northern Florida. It was the first time we have hiked in this type of environment, it was a great way to spend an afternoon. If you are in the area, I highly... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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194 attraction reviews
1,171 helpful votes 1,171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you take the time to visit several units of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, you'll agree that it's a five-star attraction. The Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve encompasses a 46,000-acre area that represents 6,000 years of human history in the area. The two main parts by acreage are unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast with salt marshes,... More 

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