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Address: 17829 Goldenwest Street, south of Slater Avenue, Huntington Central Park, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone Number: 714-842-4772
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Oasis in HB

Very interesting place to visit with children. Everything is close to nature; especially the open air lectures are worthwhile a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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Huntington Beach, California

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Very interesting place to visit with children. Everything is close to nature; especially the open air lectures are worthwhile a visit

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a dozen times on field trips mostly with Boy Scouts. There are many educational exhibits and opportunities that lend themselves to merit badges and Eagle projects. Coming back to visit, just ourselves, one is reminded how peaceful and beautiful this slice of nature is. It's free but consider a donation

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I serve as a Saturday docent in this beautiful nature sanctuary to assist visitors in getting the most from their visits.

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Huntington Beach, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a nice way to spend a relaxing hour or so in a free nature walk/environmental park. The docents have planted native California plants and allowed them to grow in a natural habitat, friendly to local birds and insects. There is a gift shop and little natural museum, all free of charge. They do appreciate donations. Good restroom facility,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Shipley Nature Center is a wonderful place to bring young children to explore all sorts of vegetation and animals. They have a charming little children's center with lots of fun facts about the region and they even have story time with arts and crafts on Wednesday afternoons. Behind the educational center are a few different trails that have fun knowledge... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

this place is unlike any park, they have replicated the natural settings. there is a lot of wildlife in the area, from coyotes, owls, Canadian geese, squirrels. great place to go for a nice walk after having lunch at park bench cafe.

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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A nice place to meet a friend and walk the nature trails. It is fairly small and able to walk it in about 20 minutes. We were there the first of July and the flora and fauna were finished for the season. Very little flowering plants and the pond area was quite small, so kinda disappointed. It was overall peaceful... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This a great place for a 'walkabout' in nature. Feels like you are transported to the 'mountains', they even have redwoods. It is quiet except for Goldenwest Street, you can hear the traffic. Different from Central Park as there is a fence around this area and they have hours to visit. They also have programs to presentation 'nature'.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Enjoyable to stroll through what California used to look like. The natural surroundings are nice to see. There's a interpretive nature center with items kids will enjoy exploring. There are classes on composting that you can sign up ahead of time about every month or so. Just a fun thing to check out every once in a while.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great little hiking trail with lookouts over the pond and water birds. Self guided tour through five different CA habitats. Cute little museum with lots of taxidermy animals. Native American hut is a fun find and a great picture spot. Butterflies everywhere during the spring and summer. Supported by donations.

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