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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473
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The Refuge protects a remnant of the once vast northern Everglades. At the...

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 can explore the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, a 0.4-mile trail that loops through towering cypress trees, pond apple trees, ferns and other flora of the swamp.Then relax in the nearby Butterfly Garden, or head across the road to the Marsh Trail. The 0.8-mile Marsh Trail is one of several walking trails along the grass levees that encircle impoundment areas, where different water levels provide habitat for various types of wading birds and other wildlife. Bring your camera and binoculars! You might see an endangered Wood Stork or Snail Kite, or any of 270 other species of birds. While walking the trails, look for tracks in the soft sand. Common tracks include those of bobcats, otters, alligators, raccoons, armadillos and birds.See the Everglades up close and personal in a canoe or kayak on the 5.5-mile Canoe Trail! Or enjoy the view from the levee as you ride along the 12-mile Bike Trail alongside the main canal. Canoes, kayaks and bicycles are available for rent. Try your luck fishing from the pier for largemouth bass, bluegill and bullhead catfish. Boating and sport fishing are also allowed in the main canal. State regulations for fishing licenses apply. Airboats are not allowed on the Refuge, but Loxahatchee Everglades Tours operates just south of the Refuge. Guided bird and nature walks and canoe trips take place on a regular basis. Ranger-led school tours are available by appointment.

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A must visit, simply spectacular.

If your looking for a relaxing picturesque afternoon filled with birds, alligators, and other wild life than this is the place. I highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a relaxing picturesque afternoon filled with birds, alligators, and other wild life than this is the place. I highly recommend.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Loxahatchee is very large, and this is a plus. They have nature guides available to talk about flora and fauna, another plus. However, the guided tours are extremely slow moving -- not suitable for younger children or adults like myself who want to move along. There weren't as many birds as Green Cay, which is nearby. I would return to... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

One of the best features of the design of this incredible site is the feeling of being out in nature with a minimum of noise and people. Just to walk the 1 mile squares watching the flora and fauna is a joy. Not really a place for small children because there is a wilderness feel without the obvious amusements. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Boardwalk in back is the highlight. It's the Everglades. The rest is a little flat and un exciting but a nice walk. Bring your binocs.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Great place for natur elovers and people from out of town who want to see alligators and the other critters that we know so well :)

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is a very educational experience. If you can, take the tour by cart, it is fantastic. We saw so many animals we would never have seen if walking. Great for friends and family.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

My husband and I have been here several times to park and walk around taking in the sights but not understanding fully what we were seeing. Then I saw the FREE tram tours advertised and called to make reservations. Its a small tram - only 5 guests with a volunteer host/driver that points out plants, birds, facts of interest as... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Great nature center and interpretive area and gift shop. Nice board walk through the swamp. Good for observing gators and lots of other wildlife.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Lots to see here and never tire of all the plant and animal life. Welcome center as in most nation parks and areas well kept with a good staff. Had a volunteer guide that really knew her stuff and very friendly.. good walk around boardwalk with many examples of the glades. There is also a boat launch, fishing and canoeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Whether you want to hike along open canals, stroll through a scenic boardwalk, or kayak through the Everglades this is the place to visit. Located off of SR441 in Boyton Beach, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to escape the city life and enjoy Florida's nature and wildlife. I try to come here at least... More 

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