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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Boca Raton
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Owner description: This 20 acre coastal preserve is a destination you don’t want to miss! Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of tropical hardwood hammock, located on a barrier island in Boca Raton. Take a stroll through the butterfly garden, where many species of wild butterflies can be seen year-round. Walk the Ashley Trail and relax in the authentic Chiki overlooking the Intracoastal. A variety of native fish, sharks, and other marine animals reside in marine aquariums. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about our sea turtle patients. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a series of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may have appeared in the 1500s. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by university scientists. Purchase imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts from our nature-themed gift shop. Please note picnicking is not permitted.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I visited Gumbo Limbo. We enjoyed it. Lots of animals to see. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would encourage you to check it out if you visit Boca Raton.

Thank Tracy W
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"observation tower"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

A sanctuary for nature lovers and turtles, GL continues to evolve
into more than its original wonderful charter. The physical plant
and trails enable you to experience Fl's wild side just across the
street from the beach. The gift shop is full or unusual craft and
native items as well as specialty books and games. The staff,
mostly volunteers are a dedicated bunch always pleased to share
the lore of their beloved turtles housed on site. Feedings, classes
for adults and children and night-time beach watches to gather or
release fledgling turtles are held in season and well worth attending. Summer week long camps for youngsters are fun and
educational, highly recommended.

1  Thank 15yresident
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place is so wonderful and full of volunteers offering information. Visited this park twice in one trip

1  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I visited here about 20 years ago when it was just a boardwalk and butterfly garden. Those are still there and well worth visiting. They have added several salt water tanks, an artificial shipwreck and a coral reef. Both house varieties of sea life including rays, lobster and eel. They also have a sea turtle rehabilitation center which is fascinating. No formal admission charge, but please leave a donation to help keep this wonderful venue operating

2  Thank mjb_ks
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I liked everithing in this visit, even to climb many stairs to the top of the tower. Some tanks were under maintenance, but it did not affect the value of the visit.

1  Thank Joneca
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