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Address: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone Number: +1 904 724 4646
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently...
Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently located in the midst of a Jacksonville, Florida suburb. Tree Hill is an urban wilderness of unspoiled, undeveloped land right in the heart of the city.
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An unexpected natural treasure in the city.

Especially interesting for kids. Butterflies in season, barnyard animals to feed and pet, gopher tortoises, alligators, opossums, owls, turtles you can handle...we heard a fox... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
JosephLowrey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Especially interesting for kids. Butterflies in season, barnyard animals to feed and pet, gopher tortoises, alligators, opossums, owls, turtles you can handle...we heard a fox barking, an owl hooting, saw plenty of animal signs along the nature trails, all in addition to the displays and historical exhibits indoors. Well- marked trails, paved and unpaved. One of our favorite places!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Basic display of animals and information. Controlled interaction with turtles on second story of museum. Would be more interesting for school age children.

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place encompasses about 50 acres. When we visited, there were classes of school children also visiting. The museum inside has some stuffed animals along with some live animals such as fish and turtles. Outside are some other animals in cages and enclosures. The visitor gets a map which shows all of the trails. We walked along a boardwalk which... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been taking my grandchildren here since they learned to walk, and they suggest a visit about every other month! Nature trails, butterfly garden, barnyard animals, gators, possums, owls, gopher tortoises, turtles, fish, invertebrates, a touch tank...and native plants everywhere. Local and migratory birds, ever-changing foliage---minutes from downtown, and dirt cheap!

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Eugene, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Where to start! The signage is terrible. Parking is terrible. During our walk we found a few spiders but more trash than anything. Walking over the bridge we saw beer cans, soda bottles, bricks, old chimney pipe, etc... The butterfly cage was overgrown, the owl looked depressed, the non paved trails even had trash. The exhibits inside the main building... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I expected more. The place has a great potential, but lacks maintenance, improvements and organization. Better signals would help as well, and more paved area where you can go with a stroller. Would not come back there. May be I lost most of the attraction since I had to stay on the paved area due to the stroller, but what... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff. The exhibits were average. They have some fossils, bones, etc. My son really liked the turtle touch tank. The best part is outside. They have live animals, a butterfly house and tons of different trails which we got to see a lot of different things....from spiders to turtles. This place is only a few dollars and it... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We've been coming to Jax for 15 years and never knew about this. It's a beautiful spot - shady and a little cool even in hot humid July. The boys enjoyed the trails, the butterfly house, the chickens and goats, and an armadillo rooting around under the boardwalk. The office contains a touch pool ( turtles), fish in aquariums, snakes,... More 

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jax fl
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

beautiful, natural setting, a special place to take young and old to enjoy "butterfly release day" Also just a nice place to take a walk and enjoy "old Arlington" and it's nature

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Several trails to walk and explore with a few trails being paved for stroller or wheelchair access. Lots of picnic tables. The nature center had several live animals and some interesting information about the environment and conserving energy.

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