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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
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Sunday morning alligator walk!

We attended the Sunday morning alligator walk and found it very informative and interesting. We received a 15-minute presentation on the life cycle of the alligator and then were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended the Sunday morning alligator walk and found it very informative and interesting. We received a 15-minute presentation on the life cycle of the alligator and then were taken on a guided tour of the wet areas, swamps and lakes, of Boyd Hill to look for alligators. We found EIGHT of them! Along the way, the rangers pointed out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Boyd Hill for more than 20 years and are still surprised at what we see. Whether its Bald Eagles, ospreys, anhingas, herons (green, blue, tri-colored...) and even owls you will not be disappointed. If you don't see an alligaot you probably have your eyes shut and there are snakes, tortoises and many other animals. Well worth... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Winding paths through a variety of greenery. I felt like I was in the wilderness. Some caged birds also.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Spent a fantastic day here just wandering down the trails. Wildlife is in abundance, the views spectacular, boardwalks awesome, all in all a fabulous place to visit !!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful place to go and take nature all in.Lots of animals and birds and flowers to see. And a great gift shop!

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1 Thank mers48
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Preserve offers lots of trail options. We hiked a variety of trails for about two hours. We saw a raccoon, baby alligator, gopher turtle and a variety of birds as well as different flora. The terrain is easy but some trails are totally exposed to the sun, so go prepared. The admission price was $3 per person and this... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Beautiful nature preserve off the beaten path in a residential areas that featured a variety of terrain in wooded and open terrain along the bay. We saw ospreys but not much else in terms of wildlife, although the collection of rehabilitated birds included hawks and a few bald eagles. There are several different trails marked, including a new 5K running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

While this place was not bird-y on our visit, we did enjoy the wildlife we found, including Limpkin, Pied-billed Grebe, Pileated Woodpecker and of course alligators. Great place for a half-day nature walk for two birders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Paradise on the middle of St. Pete. Saw all sorts of wildlife including baby and hugs Gators. So peaceful, well worth the 3 bucks. Appropriate for all ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is a large park in south Saint Petersburg with plenty of space to a nice long walk and see some Florida wildlife. Has a some very interesting displays along the way!

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