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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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1,177 reviews 1,177 reviews
799 attraction reviews
951 helpful votes 951 helpful votes
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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151 helpful votes 151 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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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
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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