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Fern Forest Nature Center

#5 of 18 things to do in Coconut Creek Features Animals
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Fern Forest Nature Center

Fern Forest is a good place to see Florida in a more natural state. Lots of trees, ferns, shrubs... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Coral Springs, Florida
Back to nature, very zen and FREE

Wow, what a beautiful place. I've lived here for years and never visited this place. Great place... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Fern Forest is a good place to see Florida in a more natural state. Lots of trees, ferns, shrubs. They have built facilities and walkways. They have events, I have been to plant sales, to a wedding with a band.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Wow, what a beautiful place. I've lived here for years and never visited this place. Great place to see nature in all its beauty. Lots of overhanging foliage to shade from the hot sun for part of the trail. This section also includes a fabulous...More

Thank 789Princess099
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Hidden away right on a main road. this is a little treasure. The long boardwalk walk under the trees is a delight. The small museum area is nice. Even the bathrooms are nice!

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a very nice trail around the Nature Center. The path is actually an elevated boardwalk with information placards along the way noting the different species of flora and fauna.

Thank ibecruizin
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This park is aptly named. There are 34 species of ferns present! But, it's not just ferns to be seen. The Nature Center Exhibit Room (not very large) had some interesting displays and exhibits. All trails are accessed from behind the Nature Center. There are...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Fern Forest is a fun place to take the family to get away from the computers. I loved the relaxing atmosphere and the walking trails. It's nice to get out of the house and see nature. If you like getting outside the house and seeing...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

2 PM today 2/8 is once again that jam I spoke of last time. Taking the kids and will enjoy from 2-4 ....Really fun and some very good talent. Better than sitting watching footballs felons

Thank babydocjim
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A comfortable boardwalk stroll through the Florida foliage leading to some options for a short trail walk- nothing spectacular, but a comfortable look at Florida nature

Thank K6091ROjohno
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I absolutely love this park. If you are trying to go on a short nature trail, this is your place. It is a great place to allow yourself to disconnect from the busy city for a little while. I LOVE their "amphitheater" and plan to...More

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Overcast cooler day , nice trails in the hammocks and foot trials. This place is beautiful and has grey wild life.

Thank Skipawh
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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.