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Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast Sights

Hobe Sound Nature Center

  • 13640 S.E. U.S. 1 Map It
  • Hobe Sound
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Though located in the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, this nature center is an independent organization. The exhibit hall houses live baby alligators, crocodiles, a scary-looking tarantula, and more—and is a child's delight. Among the center's more popular events are the annual nighttime sea turtle walks, held between May and June; reservations are accepted as early as April 1. Just off the center's entrance is a mile-long nature trail loop that snakes through three

different kinds of habitats: coastal hammock, estuary beach, and sand pine scrub, which is one of Florida's most unusual and endangered plant communities and what composes much of the refuge's nearly 250 acres.

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13640 S.E. U.S. 1, Hobe Sound, Florida, 33455, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free (donation requested)
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–3

Updated 05/12/2014


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