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Address: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone Number: +1 904 724 4646
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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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Inexpensive and great for a short day trip

It is in a bit of a bad part of town. But, once you arrive, you are taken away from all that. The staff does a decent job, but the overall feel of the place is outdated, overgrown... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
sailor11101
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and inexpensive. Quiet. Lots of room. Great location. Great day trip to keep kids entertained.

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Thank Kareena M
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is in a bit of a bad part of town. But, once you arrive, you are taken away from all that. The staff does a decent job, but the overall feel of the place is outdated, overgrown and unkept. However, our 8 year old loves this place. The building has plenty of activities to keep young ones busy, including... More 

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Thank sailor11101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went to the butterfly festival, and it was awesome! I can't believe how big this park is...it's a gem! Great place for photos.

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Thank Nicyo
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank adiamondc2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Honest P
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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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Thank llh007
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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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