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Fern Forest Nature Center

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201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Fun park

If you like nature this is a good place to visit. Its very relaxing and quiet. Great for walks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick A
Perfect venue for a wedding

The rain added to the romantically green, lush backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Since Fern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bnbdigs2
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This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
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+1 954-357-5198
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"elevated boardwalk"
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"broward county"
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"swamp area"
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"gopher tortoise"
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"nice trail"
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"overlook trail"
in 2 reviews
"maple walk"
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"plant sales"
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"pleasant walk"
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"walking trails"
in 2 reviews
"southern florida"
in 2 reviews
"prairie"
in 8 reviews
"path"
in 7 reviews
"lyons"
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"butterflies"
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"trees"
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"park"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like nature this is a good place to visit. Its very relaxing and quiet. Great for walks, biking, and playing around.

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rain added to the romantically green, lush backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Since Fern Forest Nature Center is covered, no one had to worry about getting wet while enjoying the trees and ferns which densely populated the area around us. Once the ceremony...More

Thank bnbdigs2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only walked the Cypress Creek Trail because it was the only trail with a boardwalk. We have small children and there are many signs saying that there are crocodiles/alligators in the area so we avoided the trails near the swamp area. Very nice peaceful...More

Thank Alysia P
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Enjoyed a leisurely guided tour of the natural habitat of many of Florida's birds and other local wildlife. Easy access to property and parking and really enjoyed the information from our guide. A great way to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This nature center is easy to find and is well laid out with wooden walkways for the most part, but there is also a path through the swamp area which needed care because of all the recent rain. The fern forest part is really pleasant...More

Thank Gmittens
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to find shady places in florida Now in rain season is lush Nature centers are free and never crowded all the opposite of state parks

Thank ADieselWorkLemon
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to go out somewhere in S florida besides shopping 🛒 Centres! Our friends have been here before so they picked us up ! It’s a very nice nature Center but we didn’t see the one animal !! Just a couple of pretty butterflies...More

Thank SunshineMontreal
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My husband and I try to go to this park at least once a month. It has a wonderful boardwalk, but also an open area of scrub land where from time to time you can see a gopher tortoise.

Thank VKauf2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This nature center is around the corner from my house and I have been coming here for years so it will always hold a place in my heart. I primarily come here to run. There is not a lot of visible wildlife compared to some...More

2  Thank Arielfl
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here a few times now and as always it was a beautiful experience. They have a small nature center and a lovely boardwalk that leads to some nice trails as well. The vegetation and wildlife are captivating!

Thank Kai A
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Response from tbean14 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry I did not answer. It would have been tough though there may have been a couple of spots to enjoy.
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