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Tree Hill Nature Center

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Address: 7152 Lone Star Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211-5836
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+1 904-724-4646
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently...

Tree Hill Nature Center is a nonprofit wildlife preserve conveniently located in the midst of a Jacksonville, Florida suburb. Tree Hill is an urban wilderness of unspoiled, undeveloped land right in the heart of the city.

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a lovely place

The cost is super reasonable! Like next to nothing. While it is not spectacular; it is pleasant, welcoming, family and child friendly and certainly has enough going on that is... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Amelia Island, Florida
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family loves Tree Hill Nature Center. They have a great nature center with educational material for the young ones, 50 acres of walking/hiking trails, a butterfly exhibit (seasonal), goats, picnic tables, and more. Bring a sack lunch, a canteen of water, and spend a few hours enjoying the great outdoors.

1 Thank motorbikecrafts
Amelia Island, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The cost is super reasonable! Like next to nothing. While it is not spectacular; it is pleasant, welcoming, family and child friendly and certainly has enough going on that is interesting and entertaining. Consider it a little hidden jewel in Jacksonville that can be enjoyed on a shoe string budget.

1 Thank diamondboxer68
Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is amazing and unfortunately not enough people have heard about it. Great historical information about our region, nice trails to walk and farm animals. Great way to entertain and teach children and adults alike.

1 Thank carol j
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156 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were looking for something with animals for our grandkids (ages 2 and 4) to do on a weekday recently. We didn't want a full day activity like the zoo and the zoo, although very nice, is expensive. So we tried the Tree Hill Nature Center which was a good 45 minute drive from Middleburg where they live. This was... More 

4 Thank Jacana
Palm Coast, Florida
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Family went this afternoon on probably what will be one of the last days of spring before it starts to heat up. The nature trails are well-shaded. They are very similar to those at Ft. Caroline in which there are some steep -- by Florida standards -- trails. In other words, they aren't flat. There is also a building with... More 

1 Thank bavaro4hof
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I took my two year old son here for a new adventure. We had a good time. It's cheap to get in and there are a few things to do. He enjoyed feeding the goats the most (it costs $1 for a small cup of animal crackers), there's an owl exhibit outside along with a chicken coupe and a small... More 

Thank allykoalaa
Fleming Island, Florida
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120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

It sounded nice so we drove to the other side of town to see this mini nature preserve. Not much to see. The pathway was strewn with tree limbs and there seemed to be little upkeep. There are city parks that are more accessible and enjoyable.

Thank Larry3028
Panama City Beach, Florida
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Went there with my daughter on a field trip. The staff was GREAT! I wish I could remember the Woman who gave the presentation in the amphitheater. She was really great with the kids. I learned a couple of things too. There are many trails to roam. At the pyramid there is a couple of small displays including a touch... More 

Thank 312seanb
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and inexpensive. Quiet. Lots of room. Great location. Great day trip to keep kids entertained.

Thank Kareena M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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127 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It is in a bit of a bad part of town. But, once you arrive, you are taken away from all that. The staff does a decent job, but the overall feel of the place is outdated, overgrown and unkept. However, our 8 year old loves this place. The building has plenty of activities to keep young ones busy, including... More 

Thank sailor11101

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