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Naval Live Oaks Reservation

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Address: Pensacola, FL
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+1 850-934-2600

Visitors can view wildlife and fabulous flora and fauna from one of the...

Visitors can view wildlife and fabulous flora and fauna from one of the many nature trails in this 1,000 acres of woods.

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sailing class

While my husband was in class I did some driving around the area to see different sights. This is something I was interested in because there is so much history here. The fact... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2016
Patti P
Smyrna, Georgia
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Naval Live Oaks Reservation is a beautiful nature area on the shores of Pensacola Bay. With picnicing, walking trails, beach areas it is a very peaceful place.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

While my husband was in class I did some driving around the area to see different sights. This is something I was interested in because there is so much history here. The fact that this is where the very trees that built ships such as Ironsides grew I never knew. It really isn't something you will just say "wow" over,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Watch the interpretive video and read the interpretive displays. It's a great historical and biological introduction to Gulf Islands Seashores. They hand our free chick magnets for your car reminding passersby to drive under 20 MPH on the island (because of flightless chicks in June and July). When you're trying to get out of the rain or just get off... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Where are the live oaks? Not really sure. The visitor's center is closed weekends (not sure I've seen this at any other NPS site) so we couldn't get much info. If you go back across the main road there seems to be a large system of trails, but the signage was poor and we gave up on them pretty quickly.... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to do this Trail. Very easy close to the highway, so you can't really get lost on the trail. didn't see any type of animals other than squirrels.. however there are a lot of beautiful flowers that you have to keep your eye out on.. overall very clean trails they do keep up the maintenance... More 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center is worth an hour's visit but not much more. In the summer you might like to go swimming at the beach as I’ve heard it’s more protected than the gulf-side beaches, but we were there on a rainy April day and even the boardwalk trails were not appealing. The exhibits and signs in the visitor... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This location is amazing. Who knew shipbuilders used the natural curvatures of trees to make specific parts. I learned a lot about forest management and tree type for building ships. Well worth the time to walk and visit, very informative.

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springfield vt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Quieter, less sand, showers, covered picnic areas, trails, better fishing. I enjoy this more than the busy beaches. Great place for small children to investigate the water, with smaller waves.

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Indore, India
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Unless you are a fan of Oak trees - and hundreds of those - these are not worth at all. I mean, it is a nice dense foliage - we looked at it and appreciated the effort. What next?

Thank Siddhartha R
Chciago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Stop for a short visit. Among other things you will understand why cannonballs bounced off of Old Ironsides. The displays and information in the visitor center are fascinating in themselves. If you're game, hit the trails for even more to see. Free admission to this National Park Service site. Leave a donation.

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