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Fern Forest Nature Center

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201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Beware the mossies

We visited here and found it extremly interesting. The park is in 2 parts and we loved the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brenda H
via mobile
Can't Miss Park

While on vacation in southern Florida we wanted to visit as many nature venues as possible. The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Seattle, Washington
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This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783
+1 954-357-5198
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here and found it extremly interesting. The park is in 2 parts and we loved the boardwalk area and found lots of interesting wildlife. The other part on the forest floor I did not enjoy although it was a circular route and we...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 9 September 2017

While on vacation in southern Florida we wanted to visit as many nature venues as possible. The Fern Forest Nature Center did not disappoint. There was a nice mix of boardwalk hikes to go along with trail hikes. Everything is well marked and the grounds...More

Thank jpwiii1958
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is the best place to explore and enjoy Nature in Broward County. From the boardwalk through the Cypress Dome to the Prairie Overlook to the primitive Maple Walk, this gem has hiking/walking options for various interests and physical abilities.

Thank Erik F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Fern Forest is a good place to see Florida in a more natural state. Lots of trees, ferns, shrubs. They have built facilities and walkways. They have events, I have been to plant sales, to a wedding with a band.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Wow, what a beautiful place. I've lived here for years and never visited this place. Great place to see nature in all its beauty. Lots of overhanging foliage to shade from the hot sun for part of the trail. This section also includes a fabulous...More

Thank 789Princess099
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Hidden away right on a main road. this is a little treasure. The long boardwalk walk under the trees is a delight. The small museum area is nice. Even the bathrooms are nice!

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a very nice trail around the Nature Center. The path is actually an elevated boardwalk with information placards along the way noting the different species of flora and fauna.

Thank ibecruizin
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This park is aptly named. There are 34 species of ferns present! But, it's not just ferns to be seen. The Nature Center Exhibit Room (not very large) had some interesting displays and exhibits. All trails are accessed from behind the Nature Center. There are...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Fern Forest is a fun place to take the family to get away from the computers. I loved the relaxing atmosphere and the walking trails. It's nice to get out of the house and see nature. If you like getting outside the house and seeing...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

2 PM today 2/8 is once again that jam I spoke of last time. Taking the kids and will enjoy from 2-4 ....Really fun and some very good talent. Better than sitting watching footballs felons

Thank babydocjim
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29 August 2016|
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Response from tbean14 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry I did not answer. It would have been tough though there may have been a couple of spots to enjoy.