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Secret Woods Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Easy walk in a boardwalk surface!

Easy walk in a boardwalk surface. The trail is very easy to access and walk on, it is about a mile... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dania Beach, Florida
via mobile
Nice local nature area

We have visited this a few times. Each time we discover something new. I like the raised boardwalks... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Cooper City, Florida
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“land crabs”(6 reviews)
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2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
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All reviews butterfly garden clams land crabs river trail nice walk interpretive center maintained trails get away take pictures walk thru bring water educational displays native plants raised boardwalk free parking little gem exhibit hall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk in a boardwalk surface. The trail is very easy to access and walk on, it is about a mile long. The entire trail is shady and to my surprise, mosquitoes were not active. We saw a few woodpecker species, and other birds. It...More

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice trails to walk and the nature center was very informative and had fun activities for the kids to do like rock painting for the rock garden. They also have crafts and animals to view.

Thank aloha08
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is an encounter with nature, walking through trees with a choice of wood boarded paths or mulchy, moist ground. The air is humid, fragrant and alive with fluttery butterflies, talking insects and chirpy birds. Recommend you bring water and wear shoes appropriate for tramping....More

Thank TellyWorld
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We have visited this a few times. Each time we discover something new. I like the raised boardwalks through the mangroves. The workers seem knowledgeable excited about educating the public. My 6 year old loves the nature center. There are 2 turtles and 2 snakes...More

Thank suzier
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Went here to unwind and enjoy nature. Walking the trails is peaceful and tranquil. Although it was hot and humid, bring water, and look out for all different type of animal, such bird or earth crabs,. Area is under construction so some of the place...More

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

If you like creepy crawly thinkings this is the place for you. This is an unfair review but I’m a girly girl from Long Island. My husband loved the place. When you first walk in there are land crabs and fiddler crabs all over. Once...More

Thank funtimefamily12
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great walking trail. 2 different trails, one on a nice boardwalk and parts of trail are along Intracoastal. A different mulch trail going through large trees. Very clean, very pretty and quiet. Not that large but nice for a casual walk and super easy parking.

Thank traveltripper1975
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for just over an hour this morning on route to the Everglades. Free to enter lots of parking and really enjoyable visit wandering around. Hard to believe somewhere so tranquil can be just off a busy road and area. Well worth the visit.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

It’s very similar to Ann Kolb park, free to enter, tranquil and peaceful. Interactive exhibit hall offers educational information where school children can enjoy doing or touching things. A short film about the place can be viewed in the hall One walking trail goes over...More

Thank Shivcharan V
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I took amazing pictures of dragonflies, butterflies, birds, crabs, an amazing bee hive outside in the woods(not the internal one that they have in display), and even a family of raccoons. Among the plants I also photographed beautiful flowers and the personnel couldn't be more...More

Thank Alejandro V
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Nidi H
12 March 2018|
Response from Nidi H |
Do you have a conference center that has kitchen access. Or can a person bring food? For a church event
Sally G
1 July 2017|
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Response from joelwakefield | Reviewed this property |
No charge, it's free. You just have to find it . . .
Cynthia W
6 March 2017|
Response from BrowardCountyParks | Property representative |
Hi, Cynthia. Thanks for asking about Broward County Parks' Secret Woods Nature Center. Here are the directions: From I-95, take State Road 84 (Marina Mile Road), exit #25. Go west approximately one-half mile. The nature... More