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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
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I can't express how happy it makes me visiting this place. Not only is it wonderfully well maintained but it feels like a completely different world. It's such a great spot in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I can't express how happy it makes me visiting this place. Not only is it wonderfully well maintained but it feels like a completely different world. It's such a great spot in this sometimes yucky city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Over the years I've been to dozens of fine gardens, some certainly on a grander scale than this one. But the balance of plantings and sculpture is just right, and the benches and granite steps are completely complementary. For a small-scale public garden this was as impressive as any.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The refuge is an easy walk from the Westin Hotel. We visited twice, first near dusk and then at midday the next day. The trail to the refuge climbs to a tower that houses the education center -- the views from the tower are wonderful. One can then take a stairway or elevator to the bottom of the tower, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A lovely sanctuary right in town, a great morning walk before hitting the gym, also on the Riverfront. Great for Birders too!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Since the marsh was cleaned up for this refuge, we are having wildlife visitors from here come into the neighborhoods...hawks, ground hogs, racoons. It's a nice walk for the grandchildren. Have not been over when the building is open...so all I can vouch for are the outside surroundings which are great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Awesome additon to the Riverfront area. great place to take your walk/run, nice circular boardwalk winding through the marshes, lookout for local wildlife as you exercise. Mr. Peterson is surely smiling down on this wonderful hidden gem.

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Wilmington, De
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Its a nice walk to an attractive building and marsh. I don't know what programs they offer, but as a walk, its pleasant

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I really nice walk and an enjoyable lunchtime retreat to get a little fresh air and exercise. The grounds are very nice and easy to navigate.

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New Castle, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The refuge is at the south end of the Wilmington Riverwalk. There's some nice landscaping at the entrance, an interesting education building, and a short boardwalk in a circle through the marsh. Most of the refuge's land is inaccessible marshland. Stop by if you're already walking along the river but it's not worth making it a destination by itself.

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Minneapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We walked the boardwalk slowly (15 minutes) and saw two ducks and a lot of weeds. After seeing the amazing gardens of some of the Dupont homes, this was not much to see.

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington

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