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Address: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone Number: +1 904 724 4646
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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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Butterflys everywhere

Visited Tree Hill Nature Center for a butterfly release, we enjoyed our visit. Nice walking trails and a few exhibits to take in. We liked it because it was inexpensive and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited Tree Hill Nature Center for a butterfly release, we enjoyed our visit. Nice walking trails and a few exhibits to take in. We liked it because it was inexpensive and the kids had fun. Needs more parking.

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floridagirltravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I took my 9 yr old nephew here & it was well worth the $4 each we spent. I had to go through a couple of bad neighborhoods to get there & thought maybe this was not what I thought. But after going, I was pleasantly surprised. My nephew got to touch turtles that were in tanks, see some goats,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a neat place to visit. The day I visited, butterflies were out in abundance and we are able to interact with them and to get some cool photographs. There were barnyard animals (goats and chickens) that you could get up close and personal with. My friend and I did walk one boardwalk/trail and we got some pretty interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went for the butterfly house and it was more like a butterfly shed. I was very disappointed in that. The trails were nice but I didn't walk all of them since I went for butterflies. Will not return.

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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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Houston
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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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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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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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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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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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