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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE
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Great wildlife so close to town

This is a wonderful oasis of wildlife near the heart of Wilmington. We saw a juvenile bald eagle fishing in the river. There are nature trails and education stations on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Weehawken, New Jersey
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New Castle, Delaware
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit for nature lovers.Wonderful views from the top .A friendly and informative staff shares information about the refuge.Look for it at exit 6 on I-95

Thank Tom L
Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful oasis of wildlife near the heart of Wilmington. We saw a juvenile bald eagle fishing in the river. There are nature trails and education stations on the refuge.

Thank 1hbs1961
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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132 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Family members introduced us to this after dining nearby, so while our visit was brief, it was enjoyable. We will be back again when we can explore and spend more time. We visited with family from 7-73 and we all spend 5 min or more watching a rabbit hop on the path below us. While there are stairs, there is... More 

Thank KMc4528
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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.

1 Thank AshleyMEvans
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159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank steventobolsky
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Sox_Fan47
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Karen M
Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Claudia B
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Larry A
Wilmington, De
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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

1 Thank festermatt

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