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Secret Woods Nature Center

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Address: 2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
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+1 954-357-8884
09:00 - 17:00
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The name is perfect

Secret Woods is a perfect name for this place. It is hard to believe that is in the heart of a metropolitan area. Apart from hearing traffic from time to time, you would not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Secret Woods is a perfect name for this place. It is hard to believe that is in the heart of a metropolitan area. Apart from hearing traffic from time to time, you would not know you were still in the city. There are two nice trails here; one is a mulch covered trail, the other is a boardwalk trail. I... More 

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BrowardCountyParks, Public Relations Manager at Secret Woods Nature Center, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your visit! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about the beauty of this hidden little gem of a nature preserve! There were fun things to see around every corner! It was disappointing to see the terrible consequences of over population and poor civic responsibility on our waterways. It is very informative to children and adolescents to see the direct impact that each littering event... More 

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few hours before our flight and found this nature center to walk thru,it was fun view the native plants & some animals/insects.

Thank Pamela M
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

There are many trails, from very short going to the butterfly garden to medium at 1200 feet to long at 3200 feet. I liked this one the most as part of it parallels the river where you can watch the boats go by. Also on the far side you can see some amazing houses, but one was blocked from view... More 

Thank Minkster56
Huntington, New York
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk, meditate, run, take kids really enjoy nature here. Great boardwalks here. It's free and a better place to go with family then being cooped up indoors somewhere. Great place!!!

Thank Tammi C
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure if it was the time of year but if so you might want to avoid February if you are going here expecting to see anything besides vegetation. The nature trails are nice and even elevated in most places. There just weren't any animals to be seen. The nature center probably has the nicest rest rooms of any public... More 

Thank retiree2
Dania Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This park is not well known and should be. It's a beautiful nature center and a great experience for children 7 years and up. There are nice walkways, a butterfly garden, an area along the intercoastal where manatees have been spotted. They also have a room, especially for children, for teaching about the nature of the area. It would be... More 

Thank LindasDoral
Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Most of it is boardwalk and shaded by trees. I saw little wild life, but maybe 10am is a little too late or I should have asked a ranger. Saw the ripple of a Manatee wake. two butterflies, one bird, one balloon stuck in a tree and a tin can. Plenty of Spiders and a few crabs.

Thank Stewart1234567
Jefferson City, Missouri
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit. Butterfly Island had many Zebra butterflies that were fascinating to watch flit around. The trails are short but beautiful with much of the way on a boardwalk through the wetland. We saw crabs and unusual birds and squirrels in addition to the butterflies. This is a great place for a relaxing stroll but... More 

Thank Doug R
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just off downtown Ft L on State Rd 84 a mile west of I-95 is Secret Woods. Good parking, good walks! You will walk through the boardwalk through the swamps and trails to the river and back. There are birds, reptiles, other animals and well identified plants and trees. It is beautiful, peaceful and natural.

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