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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #14 of 63 things to do in Wilmington
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Wilmington, De
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our grandchildren, ages 3 and 7, love to come here to explore nature. The staff are child friendly and talk to them on their level so they understand the way many animals and other creatures live, eat, etc. It's fun for them to spot the different birds and animals in the area. There are a few "hands on" items in... More 

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's a nice place for a peaceful walk along the river and around the marsh on a boardwalk they built right in the marshland. You can see many different types of turtles and birds and they do have some small exhibits set up in the building itself. It is easily accessible from I-95 and they do have restrooms on location.

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Patchogue, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Located on the Wilmington Riverfront, this is a short trip down the walkway form the riverfront restaurants. inside the main house there is a friendly staff to greet you and give you the nickel tour, tell you a little about the history of the area, and touchscreen video displays that give you all the rest of the particulars. Nice boardwalk... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very pleasant get away. The Environmental Center was closed. (on Mondays) we went to check it out after finding it on the web. Always looking for free places of interest to take my grandkids or the people I work with. It was a nice easily navigated stroll for a small group of individuals with physical disabilities. There... More 

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Bayboro
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We only saw one bird, but the walk itself is well worth it! This was one of the best walks ever! There is so much to see and smell as you walk through the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
72 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Traffics was just awful leaving Philly so we decided to stop at waterfront and walk around and came upon this nature center. Are you kidding me? This place is unbelievable!!! I would love to love here!!! It's right next to the train tracks, kind of crazy, but fun. The learning center has several levels. Everything is clean and new. The... More 

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