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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: 904 641 7155
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Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.

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mosquitos!

We left the parking lot at sunrise, hoping to see some birds. We ended up seeing mosquitos - lots of enormous mosquitos. We put on some bug repellent before we left the parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MIhawks
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left the parking lot at sunrise, hoping to see some birds. We ended up seeing mosquitos - lots of enormous mosquitos. We put on some bug repellent before we left the parking lot, and those mosquitos didn't give a damn about our crappy bug repellent - they were swarming all over us. We didn't get far past Spanish Pond... More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place ,takes about 20 minutes to walk around under trees and very good view of historical parts ,we enjoy every time we can go .

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Go there to learn about the native people who inhabited this area before the Euros took over and drove them out.

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Lemont, Illinois
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121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This property is as much about the native american settlement of this area as is the Fort Caroline property. Lots of information about the native americans presence here and the french fort.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The family and I love this place and will visit again. We missed the Plantation house tour which was a bummer.

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New York City, New York
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2,955 reviews
1,519 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The landscape of Florida is just so beautiful especially when its left to just grow wild. This area is really interesting looking. The vegetation is fantastic. There's even some ruins that you can see as well.

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Hampstead
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234 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed having a picnic on the floating dock, where you can see manatees and container ships. The 1 mile nature trail was just the right length for our 4 year old. The visitor center has flush toilets and good information. 2 levels of Jr Ranger programs and both were age appropriate, enhancing the experience without taking all day to... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with a friend of mine and she was telling me that she goes very often in this park to to ride her bike on the road that gives access to the park. It is a beautiful road and has a couple of creeks that are perfect placed to take great pictures. The Nacional park location is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The trails here can be a bit confusing as the signs are faded. But I still love it. I've been all over the place, amazing array of birds! Spanish pond has breeding herons and egrets, also hawks, roseate spoonbills, etc.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This free National Park site has great walking trails and an interesting reproduction of the earliest French settlement in North America. We happened to be here on an "event" day and got to see live musket and cannon firings and here lots of lore, as well as walk a total of about 8 miles. Our visit was in January so... More 

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