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Secret Woods Nature Center

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Address: 2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
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Pleasant place to commune w/nature

Spend an hour walking among mangroves and along the river, where manatees are frequently sighted. Butterfly garden is interesting, along with a few exhibits on nature. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Bob C
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Spend an hour walking among mangroves and along the river, where manatees are frequently sighted. Butterfly garden is interesting, along with a few exhibits on nature. Friendly docent to introduce you what there is to offer.

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Thank Bob C
Onondaga, New York
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a local hotel and looking for someplace to walk and the front desk clerk suggested walking to the Secret Woods. So glad she did! What a great place! Their interpretive center would be great for kids to play and learn at. We took the public tour at 9:30 with Scott who was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate... More 

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Thank Lbestwiles
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A gentle 90 minute stroll including some bench lolling. Not much wildlife revealed itself on our visit but it still takes you away from the crowds and the traffic and the routines. Easy parking. Nice boardwalks, accessible to everyone. Clean washrooms. Plenty of benches. Paths are mostly sheltered from the sun by the overhanging trees. Yes, pleasant is the best... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Phoenix, Arizona
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111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had an hour to kill in Plantation. We were too far from beach and were going to eat later during a very hectic weekend, so we decided to check out the nature center. We found it to be a really nice way to get away from the frantic nature of our weekend, as well as the flashy side of... More 

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Thank joelwakefield
New Jersey, USA
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409 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you like nature walks, visit this place for an hour on the way to the Fort Lauderdale airport. It has just under a mile of flat, well-maintained walking trails through woodlands and swampland. I thought it was lovely. Note: they do not allow picnics.

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Thank formershrink
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155 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It is called Secret Woods because it is really difficult to find but WOW is it worth it. When you are here, you will feel like you have discovered another world. It is SOOOOO beautiful and peaceful here. It is truly one of our favorite places even in the summer heat because it is always cool and comfortable here. I... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I went to a great event here. I know that it was reasonably priced and a nice atmosphere and you feel like you're in the woods or at least a nice park. Big dining hall and an informal quality to it. Good for weddings or probably even corporate events. I don't know what else they have there but thumbs up... More 

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Thank Jacob S
Dania Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

enjoyed my first visit here when they were hosting a plant sale. lookig forward to going back for more trail exploring

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Thank Elizabeth V
Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautiful little gem in the middle of an urban area. Great place to visit for a few hours. The facilities are very clean and informative, and it's an easy park to access.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This place was very neat! You can walk 2 trails and see some really neat wildlife. We saw crabs, birds, squirrels, lizards and some beautiful spiders. You can etch drawings along one of the trails and they will give you a scavenger hunt list. Though we don't have pokemongo, they do have Pokemon listed that you can find. Unfortunately it... More 

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