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Parks & nature in Jacksonville

Zoo
“The Jacksonville Zoo is amazing. We have been to many different zoos around the country and this is one of our favorites. We love how the environment is so natural with gardens intertwined with the exhibits. In addition to normal zoo activities, it has a cool place that serves local craft beer overlooking the river. Only a short 10 minute drive from the place. ”
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Arts & Crafts Store
“There is usually food, vendors, and live music under the bridge every Saturday from 10am-3pm”
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Park
“Fun spot for fishing, swimming, or hiking. Small splash park and zipline for children. Short drive, $5 entrance fee per vehicle. ”
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Park
“ Great view of the St. John's river. Easy walk to 5 Pts., Publix and plenty of restaurants.”
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Accessories Store
“If you want to jump in a kayak and check out our beautiful marshlands up close and in person, contact these folks. ”
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Animal Shelter
“They have panthers, tigers, leopards and lions. There is a night feeding that it is pretty awesome.”
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Park
“The coolest BIGGEST tree I have ever seen in my life. It's downtown so not convenient (not near the beach) and if you happen to go downtown, stop by for an awe-inspiring view.”
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Park
“Nice outdoor spot with lake, easy hiking, and picnic tables. A short drive from the airbnb. We love walking around here on a beautiful day!”
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Premise
“Exceptional Beautiful Seashore!!! Check out the South of the Nassau River Bridge parking lot and hike down to the shore line headed East and you will find some of the coolest driftwood around. If you want a good Profile Picture this has the perfect backdrops for them. ”
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Park
“Huguenot Park is another great way to enjoy the beach. You can also take the Mayport Ferry across the river to get there quicker, with pickups running every 15min.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Little History Admission is free You can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden. ”
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Beach
“A short drive for a smaller beach. Great for splashing in the surf, even better for finding unique shells and shark's teeth. ”
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Park
“Fort Caroline was an attempted French colonial settlement in Florida, and this is a recreation of the fort. It is a beautiful spot with trails along the river.”
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Campground
“Some of the best surf breaks here, amazing walking and biking trails. They have a waterpark kids playground that is essential on a hot summer day! ”
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Park
“Home of SPAR's events - Second Sundays, Fourth of July Throwback Baseball Game and Jacksonville Porchfest as well as Hogans Creek and Sculpture Walk”
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Park
“"The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a U.S. National Preserve in Jacksonville, Florida. It comprises 46,000 acres of wetlands, waterways, and other habitats in northeastern Duval County."”
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