Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, is the oldest of the western Palm Beach County communities. Seminole Indian for "Turtle Creek", Loxahatchee Groves was founded in 1917 and is today a true hallmark of suburban Florida lifestyle. This rural countryside is home to equestrian enthusiasts that enjoy the primarily unpaved roads and large residential lots with room for horse farms and nurseries. This small corner of Florida is a favorite for people looking for wide open spaces and the country way of life within a short distance of the area's metropolitan Atlantic coast.
Loxahatchee Groves is home to Lion Country Safari, America's first "cageless" zoo. As Florida's only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park, you can spend the day roaming with wild animals. Rides, feeding stations, food, shopping and more are part of a once-in-a-lifetime, bragging rights experience.
Nearby Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for visitors looking for eco and outdoor adventures. A boardwalk built out over the Cypress Swamp, observation areas, walking trails. Fishing and boating facilities, hiking and biking trails -- along with a butterfly garden in close proximity -- make this a nature lovers' paradise.