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Address: 7152 Lone Star Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211-5836
Phone Number: +1 904 724 4646
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 bubblesReviewed May 18, 2016
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This place is amazing and unfortunately not enough people have heard about it. Great historical information about our region, nice trails to walk and farm animals. Great way to entertain and teach children and adults alike.

Thank carol j
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Jacana
Palm Coast, Florida
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank bavaro4hof
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank allykoalaa
Fleming Island, Florida
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108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Larry3028
Jacksonville, Florida
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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

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

Thank Kareena M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank sailor11101
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80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Nicyo
Jacksonville, Florida
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134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank jrd2942

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