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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
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+1 727-893-7326
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Earth Day visit

We spent the morning of Earth Day learning many interesting facts about the grounds of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. They have a great Environmental Education Center that has... read more

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Kris M
North Canton, Ohio
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North Canton, Ohio
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34 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the morning of Earth Day learning many interesting facts about the grounds of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. They have a great Environmental Education Center that has displays of interest, a gift shop, and bathrooms. We paid an entrance fee of $3 each and paid an additional $2 for the tram tour, which left at 10 a.m. There were... More 

Thank Kris M
St. Petersburg, FL
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not familiar with the area you might have a little trouble finding it. Bring mosquito repellent. Lots of alligators and other wildlife.

Thank ramblingduo727
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice preserve however; I suffer from allergies and this being in the wild greatly aggravated me.

Thank katwok
St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The boardwalk enables you to look right down on gators of all sizes, including babies, and safely be just feet away from them. Gorgeous shore birds, lovely, well-maintained trails, playground, picnic area, and easy parking. Boyd Hill has a gift shop and an inside exhibit of local wildlife, plus live birds of prey on display. (Rangers rescue injured birds for... More 

1 Thank bernie s
Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

This is the most wonderful spot, a green oasis in the middle of the city. We make a point of at least one visit per season, especially love the Raptor Fest, enjoy the imaginative sculptures, and love the variety of birds and wildlife. Great Gift Shop, too.

1 Thank Lynne M
Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Boyd Hill staff are friendly and helpful. There is a well-stocked gift shop. All kids of wildlife can be seen on hiking trails - we saw a rattlesnake, gopher tortoises, raccoons, as well as a great horned owl. Lake Maggiore also has lots of critters - turtles, gators, wading birds, snails...the list goes on and on. You can hike for... More 

1 Thank Angela M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

If you have never been to this nature preserve I recommend taking the guided tour (extra $2). We arrived early and explored on our own first we missed a lot that our guide pointed out. Nice place for a walk.

1 Thank Alice C
Riverview, Florida
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

First time, but not the last. Highpoints ere the TEN small alligators very close to a boardwalk bridge, another alligator catching a bird and then fighting off a second gator, and a Gopher Tortoise peering from its burrow. Also a very nice nature center and huge assortment of trails and habitats. Oh, did I forget to mention the Raptor Center?... More 

1 Thank Larry B
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Boyd Nature Center is a great place to walk. The trails are improved enough so that it is handicapped accessible with a scooter. We expected to see more wildlife. We did see a turtle in its hole, two small alligators, and some water birds. They also had some injured birds in cages. Go if you want a nice walk but... More 

1 Thank MinnesotaMLK
St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

St. Petersburg has been pretty much built out. Being a penisula there are few placed left to build on. Still, a decent sized parcel of wilderness has been carved out and protected. Surrounded by city residential neighborhoods and a country club, one would never know that this beautiful preserve is there. Take one of the hiking trails and you will... More 

1 Thank Markkamleiter

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