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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 13640 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Phone Number: 772-546-6141
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Hobe Sound
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Hobart, Indiana
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143 reviews 143 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
787 attraction reviews
925 helpful votes 925 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
75 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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1,627 reviews 1,627 reviews
901 attraction reviews
1,565 helpful votes 1,565 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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Washington, DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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