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“Ocean wild life and old Florida hammack”

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Ranked #1 of 83 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.
boca raton, fla
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“Ocean wild life and old Florida hammack”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sea life up close in rehab tanks. Board walk through mangrove hammock and quiet area to contemplate and relax at inter-coastal water's edge great for young and old easy access

Visited June 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Great little place to kill time”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Can see sea turtles. They have salt water tanks that the water is fed from the ocean. They have an observatory and few other interesting things

Visited October 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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“An Insight into Therapy for injured Sea Turtles”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Got there early one Sunday morning in October of 2013 and was privilidged to watch doctor and nurse dministering mecication to the turtles. They were kind enough to explain everything to us. A behind the scenes treat!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great place”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great palce to visit and explore nature . Many exhibits to explore . All age groups will appriciate this wonder. Fantastic turle rescue program. A must see.

Visited February 2014
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Crystal, Minnesota
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“Lots of fun”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

this place was great. We got to interact with the volunteers who work there, they knew a ton of information about the different animals. Saw some baby sea turtles, and best of all it's free (donation suggested though, and with the quality of this place and their knowledge, you should donate so they can keep on being AWESOME!) I will most definitely come back if I am ever in the area again

Visited June 2014
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