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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13640 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Phone Number: 772-546-6141
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The beach and dunes are unblemished. There is no development whatsoever. You can walk the beach and enjoy the pristine views for miles. The waves look rough but we did see a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Lyons, Colorado
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Lyons, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The beach and dunes are unblemished. There is no development whatsoever. You can walk the beach and enjoy the pristine views for miles. The waves look rough but we did see a few people swimming. Turtle nests are marked and protected. There is a $5 parking fee per car. Be sure and bring water and snacks if you are staying... More 

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FISHERS LANDING
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very small museum with live birds and an alligator when I was there. Alligator was very small and director even took it out of the cage so we could see it up close and ask questions. Lots of information to be had but that is not all. If you go down the steps behind the building you will be at... More 

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on the road
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Well maintained nature center with friendly people. Nice exhibits inside. Nice little quiet dog friendly beach on the inter-coastal. The trail is a little hilly and very sandy under foot. Bring binoculars not many creatures will be hanging around the trail.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wonderful facility is small but they make the most out of the space. There is a great staff of volunteers who give small intimae tours where they actually remove small animaly and birds from there displas and encourage personal interaction as they provide educational discriptions. There are two nature trails that make for and enjoyable stroll where you will... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

There is small building that has some live animals and fish tanks. There is also a small gift shop. The short trails were very nice to take. The beach and lagoon are beautiful. You can sit on the benches by the beach and take in the beauty of the bright white sand. The who.e visit was less than an hour.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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94 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We discovered it by chance, driving along the 1 the late afternoon, and was a nice surprise: a short trail leading to a small beach with white sand and shells, a further trail heading back in the forest with some panels describing some plants, all quite and pleasant. Visitor center was already closed, and since it was late couldn't complete... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There's a nice, easy trail to walk - a turtle crossed my path and I saw an osprey nest. Go thru the nature center first to learn some info an then get a guide so you know what u are looking at/for on path - everything marked - peaceful.

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Moreno Valley, California
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19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My first time on a kayak and it was fun. Not fun at first as I didn't set up the seat right. So I was just not in the seat and strained my back. But we landed on the other side spoke with the ranger there. walked to the Atlantic. spent time on the beach, saw old turtle egg shells.... More 

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Usually, you are overwhelmed in the typical information center, but the folks here know how to bring things to life; especially, at the reptile center. There is a great deal of "easy to digest" information on display and gives the visitor a close view of what to expect in the refuse. A half miles path leads to the shore where... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mrs Too and I have already toured the Wildlife Refuges on Assateague and Merritt Islands, and are continually impressed with the obvious love and attention lavished upon their critters by the rangers and volunteers. Hobe Sound is no exception. The visitor center is of moderate size, but attractive and packed from floor to ceiling and wall to wall with extremely... More 

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