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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 350-6639
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Decatur
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We dropped the teenager at the water park and the 3 adults sped our time at the wildlife park and at Cooks and we really enjoyed ourselves. If u have half a day and want to relax, come here. Watch the birds, walk to the lake, and see the short film u will enjoy it.

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Keokuk, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Free with quality exhibits, theatre, maps and restrooms indoors. Nice trails, bird feeders, spotting scopes for close ups outdoors.

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Decatur, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is a combination of an outside and inside adventure. The inside offers life-size views of the local animals in a natural habitat. There is also a video shown of the birds in the Refuge. A hands on display lets one handle different items found there-like turtle shells, feathers, snake skins,etc. The outside has a short walk... More

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Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

While exploring new places, I like to wander onto spots where both my dog and I can be off the leash and just play. Such is Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. You would never know it is there if you weren't really looking for it. Right off of the main interstate roads (and I mean RIGHT off of it) with no fan... More

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Excellent nature center, observation tower, and staff. The staff members were extremely friendly and informative. They happily answered all of our questions and provided interesting and valuable insight into the refuge and wildlife present. The observation tower provided awesome climate controlled views for wildlife viewing including free spotting scopes. The nature center was informative and interesting. A great stop for... More

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gulfcoast florida
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3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Wheeler Refuge was designed from a bunch a flat, faceless land as a sanctuary for waterfowl. This place is wonderful. The Observation Center is fully staffed and a must-do for any trip to the area.

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Savannah, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you like quiet walks, or bird watching this is the place to go if you are near Decatur / Priceville AL. The cost is zero. They have a visitors center and an observation building.

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Decatur, Alabama
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The refuge headquartered in Decatur, AL is one of the largest in the South. Located just a few miles off I-65, it attracts thousands of visitors each year wanting to get close to nature. The watering and feeding ponds which are view-able from an heated/cooled observation house. During the winter months thousands of waterfowl can be observed at close range... More

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place for nature walks, swimming, and fishing. We saw a mother and baby deer, lots of birds, turtles, and rabbits. The lodge was exceptional. Great views and great restaraunt. We stayed part of our trip in a cabin and recommend it. It's a lot more private than the lodge. Loved waking up and looking out at the river in... More

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Atlanta, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is free, natural,not crowded, not commercial. A good museum of wildlife in this area. Rangers and volunteers give excellent informative sessions, sometimes with raptors. Walk to the remove viewing area (enclosed) and you will ALWAYS see birds.

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