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Address: Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone Number: (256) 350-6639
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Stop to rest, picnic or nature walk

I had often driven by the entrance and not stopped but we had some time and were happy we visited. It's a nice place for a family outing or serious nature observation. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had often driven by the entrance and not stopped but we had some time and were happy we visited. It's a nice place for a family outing or serious nature observation. There are excellent trails, some displays and a great bird watching area. Be sure to do the short boardwalk through a mature cypress swamp.

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Princeton, Kentucky
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The visitor's center volunteer was extremely pleasant, professional, and helpful. We were glad we took time to watch the videos about this refuge and others in the amazing movie-theatre quality viewing room! You can learn a great deal and see wonderfully presented specimens right in the visitor's center. But, do take time for the short walk down a well-maintained path... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is heaven. I can walk out my backyard and hit the trail which leads to the river and secluded parts of the refuge. The beauty is breathtaking with every season. It is a great place for tourists to enjoy birding, hiking, biking and there are many recreational facilities nearby as well as the Point Mallard Water... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really nice refuge. Whooping cranes were present. One negative is that there was no wildlife drive. That would have made viewing much easier

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Athens, Alabama
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131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have enjoyed Wheeler Wildlife for MANY YEARS. In fact out children were greatly influenced by their wildlife education from here. Great scout trips or fun visits with us it was all enjoyed. The observation room is great. Outdoor walkways with various looking terrain like flat or swampy places. Cyprus stumps are interesting how they grow. Just a really cool... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here. It was not peak season, but we still had a great time and saw several birds. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable. We are definitely going to return during the winter when more wildlife is there. I took my 5th and 2nd graders on a field trip. We homeschool, and we are always... More 

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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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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Address: Address: Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone Number: (256) 350-6639
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur

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