Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades. It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.
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  • If you like nature, like to walk among the mangroves and see wildlife then this is the place for you. Drive up to fishing pier and see George the Alligator. You can go for a ride in the Everglades abo...  more »
  • This is a wonderful park to witness nature at its best...peace, quiet and natural beauty. There are many trails, just be sure to stay on them! Alligators are in their habitat! It is a haven for so man...  more »
  • Walk the trails or canoe the canal at this unusual natural treasure. There is a small indoor museum which is kid friendly and i.e. A nocturnal animal exhibit. Do not miss the primordial forest walk to...  more »
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  • Maybe I have gone at bad times but if you are just going for a casual walk, pick somewhere else. There is not a lot to see in the close areas. Would recommend for longer hikes.
  • They have a giant alligator that hangs out under the fishing pier. I think his name is George but don't quote me on that. They also have a boardwalk that goes through a cypress swamp. It's about a fifteen minute walk thru. It is a great place to bring out of town guests. Bring bug spray.
  • As someone mentioned, this does feel like a sacred place. I enjoyed seeing the many artists painting landscapes around the refuge especially near the marsh. Notice to visitors: When you come to visit, don't expect to see every animal that lives in the habitat...this is not a zoo. I think the greatest gift the refuge has to offer is peace and quiet and a meditative atmosphere.
  • Great preserve. Great staff. A picture worth a thousand words, so....
  • An unusually well-done nature center. Boardwalk is a waste of time if you are searching for fauna rather than flora. Good walks nearby.