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Amelia Island Nature Center

#21 of 38 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Amelia Island Features Animals
6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-321-5082
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Nice displays of local fish and turtles. Free food for the pond turtles. Stop in if you are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daryl W
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North Carolina, United States
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Fun and informational

We stayed at the Omni and my ten year old son liked to stop by the Nature Center each morning after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susannah F
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Explore the natural beauty of Amelia Island with our guided kayak tours and paddleboard adventures. Contact the Nature Center for pricing. Stop by the fully stocked retail shop, complete with top-of-the-line binoculars and field guides, to fulfill all your exploring needs. Or visit with our local rescued critters, chat with our naturalists, rent a fishing pole, or sign up for a tour or camp. Before you leave, be sure to build your very own Tanner the Turtle (resort mascot) doll at the Build-A-Turtle station! Admission to the Nature Center is complimentary.
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6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice displays of local fish and turtles. Free food for the pond turtles. Stop in if you are walking the trails at Amelia Plantation

Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Omni and my ten year old son liked to stop by the Nature Center each morning after breakfast. It's a short walk from the hotel, and this was a fun way to start the day. They have a few rooms filled...More

Thank Susannah F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Omni property and this is a short walk from the hotel. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Nature Center offers many types of activities, but we chose to Stand Up Paddle-board. Levi and Brittany were both great instructors. They even gave extra attention...More

Thank TBains
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you like nature this is a great stop. Huge wale bones, knowledgable staff. They do nature kayak and paddle board tours with guide

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Cute place to stop with a small child, but very small. Has a few little animals. Heard that the nature tours outside were very good but didn't have a chance to do. Will go back for outdoor excursion next visit but will skip the nature...More

2  Thank Alissa R
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The Nature Center has a variety of turtles, fish and a beautiful bird named Buddy. There are some educational as well as cute souvenirs. They do educational sessions throughout the day and the staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Questions and pictures are encouraged!

1  Thank Bella3020
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came here with my husband and kids to check it out and participate in a resort activity. We weren't told the cost but of course expected to pay despite the daily "resort fee" we are charged as hotel guests. Then we were ignored, then rushed...More

2  Thank Jen S
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This Nature Center has a collection of Pet-Store animals. If you are going to waste your time here, go to the Jacksonville Zoo. The center is mostly a gift shop with some animals scattered here and there.

4  Thank bayardyoung
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Great birding tour via golf cart. The tour guide took us to specific locations which we would have never found on our own. Tour guide was very knowledgable of the native birds and Eco systems of the area. Tour includes binoculars.

4  Thank lvshack
Reviewed 27 May 2015

There was a little pig like turtle hiding under the gravel. Never seen one of those before. The young lady was so kind as to coax said turtle to eat food from the surface. She - the nature preserve lady - is a keeper, we...More

1  Thank GardeningMom2014
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