Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

sights / Parks & gardens

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center information

Boca Raton , USA
Address
Street 1801 N Ocean Blvd
Telephone
+1 561 544 8605
More information
www.gumbolimbo.org
Prices
suggested $5 donation
Opening hours
9am-4pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Boca's best asset is this stretch of waterfront parkland. It's a preserve of tropical hammock and dunes ecosystems, and a haven for all manner of sea creatures and birds. Dedicated to educating the public about sea turtles and other local fauna, the natural-history displays include saltwater tanks full of critters. The highlight is the brand-new sea-turtle rehabilitation center, which is open for 90-minute tours (10am and 1pm from Monday to Saturday; 1pm Sundays).

The preserve also has a number of secluded hikes. These take you along elevated boardwalks through tropical foliage and along an artificial mangrove wetland, reclaimed using filtered wastewater from the city.