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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Great Place to Learn About & Enjoy the Everglades

What a great place to take the family. There is a museum that helps everyone from kids to parents... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
A gem

If you like nature and forests, come here and at least walk the boardwalk through the cypress... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey, USA
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“visitor center”(40 reviews)
“cypress swamp”(27 reviews)
“marsh trail”(18 reviews)
The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the Visitor Center you can take a virtual airboat ride, listen to night sounds of the Everglades and explore a gator hole - all without getting wet! Behind the Visitor Center you...more
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10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797
+1 561-734-8303
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place to take the family. There is a museum that helps everyone from kids to parents to understand just how important the Everglades are to life in Florida. Don't forget to enjoy the free simulated air boat ride and the "Night in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MartySouthPhilly
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like nature and forests, come here and at least walk the boardwalk through the cypress swamp, which is gorgeous. I came here on December 10, and the ranger told me that this was during the 1 week per year that the egrets and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank formershrink
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I did not see much wildlife. It is a beautiful place but very hot. Go early or as late as possible in the evening. I am not sure what time they close.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank davewtidwell
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This place has it all fishing birdwatching canoeing and great hiking through nature trails !! Good for families or for nature lovers !!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura L
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We sent on a Tuesday afternoon, not many people. The are many areas to explore and we are looking forward to going back. We explored the marsh trail and the cypress swamp areas. There's plenty of wildlife to see and parking is not a problem....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Preserve is a great place to visit if you are an outdoors person. The place is loaded with hiking trails. Check in the Welcome Center for maps and the tram schedule. You must book the free tram ride in advance....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, it's hot. Yes, it's 5 1/2 miles. Yes, I completed it. Beautiful white water lilies along the way. No gator sitings. Yes, I got tired near the end. Yes, I'm glad I did it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank allspice68
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Although the trail was hot and not a breath of wind, I guess that's what you get at high noon in FL. The walk was very interesting but not much wildlife out at the time we visited...bet it's more active at dusk. The Visitors Center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This a great place to walk the nature trail behind visitor center.It has many picture taking opportunities.This area has excellent fishing opportunities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Luis V
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Llots of wild life. Bound to see an alligator or two. Maybe more. Nice info center too with lots of displays.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MelissaS3561
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Carol R
6 February 2018|
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Response from judyoren | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely can and it's great. There are kayaks and canoes for rent or you can bring your own. A naturalumist guide leads a tour throu the Glades on Sat. am. You have to sign up in advance. Call 561-734-8303 for info.
27 August 2017|
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Response from elda m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know normally the cost is $5
1 December 2016|
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Response from Elinor W | Property representative |
Yes, certainly! We have a .4 mile cypress swamp boardwalk behind the Visitor Center that your Dad might enjoy. You mostly see cypress trees and ferns and hear the birds there more than see them. We have the Marsh Trail... More