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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

13640 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33475
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Hobe Sound
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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1,128 reviews 1,128 reviews
774 attraction reviews
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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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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The wildlife refuge has two sections--rhe headquarters area is on the east side of US 1, the Federal Highway, between Hobe Sound to the north and Tequesta, to the south. There is an interpretive museum and a very nice Sand Pine Scrub trail (almost a half mile long) and steps leading down to the Intracoastal Waterway with a narrow beach,... More

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Marlton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Small visitor center with some good information. Center has a few live animals (baby alligator, baby croc, a hawk, an owl, and some other small reptiles) and friendly staff members. There's a short refuge trail that takes about 20-30 mins but didn't see any animals besides a few birds. There's also another trail that leads to the beach but didn't... More

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Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Nice visitor center with very informative staff. Nice trails and native reptiles available for viewing.

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Washington, DC
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Took the Boat trip down the river. We saw so much wildlife. Alligators galore, turtles and several manatees. One manatee actually performed for us. It was a real thrill.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

For a smaller exhibit, it is truly well done. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The beach is a gem.

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Olive, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I didn't visit the center, but I did walk the grounds and spent a few hrs sitting on the beach while my husband fished. It was nice and quiet and not a long walk to the parking lot. The steps down the trail to the water's edge may proved difficult for older people or anyone with a disability. Coming up... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a lovely visit at this park. The staff is mostly young people with tons of enthusiasm for the wildlife they take care of. They are knowledgeable and happy to share anything you want to know about the animals they have in the Nature center. Outside we saw an owls nest with baby owls! Mom was supposed to be... More

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Québec city area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Warm on this pleasant January day. We find the Hobe Observation deck a nice place to get a picture of this deserted WW2 training camp. Several miles down the road (get directions from the ranger, the map isn't sufficiently clear) to the parc we find bicycle, hiking and horse trails. You can go on a wagon ride with a team... More

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