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Secret Woods Nature Center

#3 of 21 things to do in Dania Beach Features Animals
2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
+1 954-357-8884
Review Highlights
Cool little spot

Was here not too long ago, and I was very impressed with the facility. It is kind of hard to find... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Jake D
via mobile
Great place to see local wildlife

My wife and I took our nine month old son here. It was enjoyable walking on the boardwalk and... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Brett K
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312-4827
+1 954-357-8884
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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 21 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 1 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 25 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!

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about the beauty of this hidden little gem of a nature preserve! There were fun things to see around every corner! It was disappointing to see the terrible consequences of over population and poor civic responsibility on our waterways. It is...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a few hours before our flight and found this nature center to walk thru,it was fun view the native plants & some animals/insects.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

There are many trails, from very short going to the butterfly garden to medium at 1200 feet to long at 3200 feet. I liked this one the most as part of it parallels the river where you can watch the boats go by. Also on...More

Thank Minkster56
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Sally G
30 June 2017|
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Response from joelwakefield | Reviewed this property |
No charge, it's free. You just have to find it . . .
Cynthia W
5 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.