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Secret Woods Nature Center

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2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
+1 954-357-8884
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Great way to spend some quite time in Nature

Staying in one of the many hotels in the area before getting on a cruise ship tomorrow and looked... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Randolph Center, Vermont
via mobile
Cool nature walk!!

Great way to kill some time if you like and enjoy the wilderness! The staff was super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Navarre, Ohio
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2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Staying in one of the many hotels in the area before getting on a cruise ship tomorrow and looked for something to do that was nearby. Saw the Secret Woods Nature Center on the map app and after looking at their website strolled over. Glad...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great way to kill some time if you like and enjoy the wilderness! The staff was super friendly and we saw lots of cool creatures on our walk. Definitely worth the stop!!

Thank lemayashlee
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wooded trails wind around open canal and a kid's guide is available. There is a butterfly garden and learning center. Good for young kids-one trail is shorter than the other. It's a nice off-the-beaten-path spot of Fort Lauderdale. No charge.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Was here not too long ago, and I was very impressed with the facility. It is kind of hard to find, so look out for the sign. Upon entering, they have tons of trails and gardens along with a lookout to the New River. It...More

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our nine month old son here. It was enjoyable walking on the boardwalk and taking them in the nature center. He like touching the different types of fur.

Thank Brett K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This passive park is very peaceful and serene, walking along the boardwalk takes you to a butterfly garden and other tranquil spots. A very nice woodsy building is a great venue for parties. The programs offered are wonderful. The staff is outstanding, today was a...More

Thank twheave
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Was looking for someplace to take my 2 year old to kill a couple hours. This was a nice find. She loved checking everything out. It was a very pretty place to take pictures too.

Thank Daye A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not one of my favorite parks...it offered two Boardwalked trails.Be sure and take the longer (a little over 1/2 mile) and see some beautiful homes and yachts! We did not see any picnic tables or playground. In my opinion, Snyder and TY park in the...More

Thank mdelliveniri
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My husband I love walking in natural environments and observing. I enjoyed watching a heron hunt for food, crabs scurrying around. Listening to the birds' chatter and the squirrel bark. I enjoyed watching the boats, and the butterflies. Looking at the trees, flowers and ferns....More

Thank R W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Brian S
BrowardCountyParks, Public Relations Manager at Secret Woods Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your visit!

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Sally G
1 July 2017|
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Response from joelwakefield | Reviewed this property |
No charge, it's free. You just have to find it . . .
Cynthia W
6 March 2017|
Response from BrowardCountyParks | Property representative |
Hi, Cynthia. Thanks for asking about Broward County Parks' Secret Woods Nature Center. Here are the directions: From I-95, take State Road 84 (Marina Mile Road), exit #25. Go west approximately one-half mile. The nature... More
15 February 2017|
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Response from Lbestwiles | Reviewed this property |
I would agree it's a great place to get away drum the noise of that area, but probably not the quiet you are looking for. We did see a manatee though, which was wonderful.