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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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60 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wilmington has a lot of interesting places due to the DuPonts settling there. This place is within city limits yet it doesn't seem so. The wildlife loop is deserted of critters in mid-day...IF you want to see wildlife you have to go in the early morning when animals are just waking and beginning to forage or go at the end... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

From our hotel, this was a nice walk along the river front. We were too late to go inside the Visitor's center, but the walk through this area is lovely. This area has been redeveloped and with many terrific restaurants and bars, it is a great place to visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We walk along the RiverFront very regularly and love the Wildlife Refuge! The city did an incredible job with this. The refuge is at the end of the RiverFront in Wilmington. It is an amazing and beautiful place. It is handicap accessible. They have an awesome boardwalk you can stroll. In the summer they even have chairs to sit on... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The wildlife refuge on the Christina River is beautiful and educational. The bridge over the train tracks is a pleasant sky walk to get there. It's chock full of exhibits which have things for lifelong Wilmington residents and children alike.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Come down here to see the wildlife. There is a cool park and a foot bridge that takes you over the railroad tracks. Once on the other side you'll see a pond (not necessarily teeming) with wild life. Your kids will enjoy this excursion.

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