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Address: 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone Number: +1 904 724 4646
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Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently...

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.

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Nice outing for younger children

We were looking for something with animals for our grandkids (ages 2 and 4) to do on a weekday recently. We didn't want a full day activity like the zoo and the zoo, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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orlando
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were looking for something with animals for our grandkids (ages 2 and 4) to do on a weekday recently. We didn't want a full day activity like the zoo and the zoo, although very nice, is expensive. So we tried the Tree Hill Nature Center which was a good 45 minute drive from Middleburg where they live. This was... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Family went this afternoon on probably what will be one of the last days of spring before it starts to heat up. The nature trails are well-shaded. They are very similar to those at Ft. Caroline in which there are some steep -- by Florida standards -- trails. In other words, they aren't flat. There is also a building with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I took my two year old son here for a new adventure. We had a good time. It's cheap to get in and there are a few things to do. He enjoyed feeding the goats the most (it costs $1 for a small cup of animal crackers), there's an owl exhibit outside along with a chicken coupe and a small... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It sounded nice so we drove to the other side of town to see this mini nature preserve. Not much to see. The pathway was strewn with tree limbs and there seemed to be little upkeep. There are city parks that are more accessible and enjoyable.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Went there with my daughter on a field trip. The staff was GREAT! I wish I could remember the Woman who gave the presentation in the amphitheater. She was really great with the kids. I learned a couple of things too. There are many trails to roam. At the pyramid there is a couple of small displays including a touch... More 

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Thank 312seanb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and inexpensive. Quiet. Lots of room. Great location. Great day trip to keep kids entertained.

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Thank Kareena M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is in a bit of a bad part of town. But, once you arrive, you are taken away from all that. The staff does a decent job, but the overall feel of the place is outdated, overgrown and unkept. However, our 8 year old loves this place. The building has plenty of activities to keep young ones busy, including... More 

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Thank sailor11101
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went to the butterfly festival, and it was awesome! I can't believe how big this park is...it's a gem! Great place for photos.

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1 Thank Nicyo
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited Tree Hill Nature Center for a butterfly release, we enjoyed our visit. Nice walking trails and a few exhibits to take in. We liked it because it was inexpensive and the kids had fun. Needs more parking.

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floridagirltravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I took my 9 yr old nephew here & it was well worth the $4 each we spent. I had to go through a couple of bad neighborhoods to get there & thought maybe this was not what I thought. But after going, I was pleasantly surprised. My nephew got to touch turtles that were in tanks, see some goats,... More 

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