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Address: Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone Number: (256) 350-6639
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Wheeler is fun for all!

Lots of trails and water ways to explore. Love this refuge! Snakes, gators, ducks and turtles. Saw some fish and frogs too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Athens, Al
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Athens, Al
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lots of trails and water ways to explore. Love this refuge! Snakes, gators, ducks and turtles. Saw some fish and frogs too!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is such a nice place to visit and bring kids. You will see so many different birds and other wildlife (but mainly birds) I love the Mallard ducks.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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10 reviews
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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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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