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Tree Hill Nature Center

7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
+1 904 724 4646
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Ranked #48 of 98 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently located in the midst of a Jacksonville, Florida suburb. Tree Hill is an urban... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Eugene, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I came here after seeing a Groupon for Tree Hill Nature Center. We didn't use the Groupon, so the cost was 8 dollars a person. They also accepted a military and student discount for us, knocking the price down to (I believe) 6 dollars. There were multiple trails that were clearly marked and we walked each of... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We spent a terrific few hours at Tree Hill Nature Center as guests of my sister-in-law, a local who visits Tree Hill often. "Wow, this place is old-fashioned," said my ten year old, as we walked in from the parking. "Wood buildings, wood benches, little trails..." We enjoyed the displays and animals in the air-conditioned nature center, then headed outside.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place is amazing! Who knew Jacksonville had a hidden gem right next to downtown? You could spend hours on the trails in the woods, or go up to their main building for time with native Florida plants and animals. Its so affordable, too.....for the price, you CAN'T beat it. I'm planning to bring a picnic next time I go!... More

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Florida
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

They release butterflies and it is a lovely natural setting. Nice place to take children. They have a welcome center and people in there who are knowledgable about the local flora and fauna.

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