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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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Two locations, two different settings - both worth a visit

This national facility is actually in two locations, separated by a few miles. One is the beach at the northern end of Jupiter Island, an undeveloped stretch of oceanfront where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This national facility is actually in two locations, separated by a few miles. One is the beach at the northern end of Jupiter Island, an undeveloped stretch of oceanfront where you can't buy so much as a postcard or bottle of water, tthough there are porta-potties in the parking lot. There are also no life guards, and the entrance is... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Offer a great summer camp for kids! Great staff members who will answer all of your questions. Great gift shop for the nature enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took my youngest to explore; she loves the trails! The mangroves are so lovely; we saw a turtle, tons of geckos, a few squirrels, flowers, and a beautiful, serene beach area. This 'attraction' is free, but does accept donations. Bring water, and lunch.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Love to see the Nature center when in town. Very nicely put together for all ages! Each time there's something new to see and learn!!!

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You will learn about the local wildlife, there are plenty of events, there's a small gift shop and learning center, They take donations

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went there with my granddaughter, and great grandchildren. They enjoyed it seeing all the animals and being able to touch some of them. Also you are able to walk down to the inner coastal and spend some time on the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent display area explaining all things of local environmental interest. They also have a beautiful white sand beach on the Intracoastal waterway. Their gift shop is special because it has the works of a lot of local artists - so good to choose something local that from China.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

bring the dogs on a nice walk to the Intercoastal. The path will take you through the dunes to the river shore

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have visited the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge on many occasions and have always had a very enjoyable experience. Without exception, the staff are enthusiastic and share their love for wildlife with all visitors. On our last visit, we attended a presentation about sea turtles before car caravanning to the beach to see a female loggerhead come ashore and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

One of the few remaining slices of Florida estuary and oceanfront as it was before it was "settled" by the US. The visitors center is very new and very kid friendly. Call or stop by in May/June and sign up for an escorted tour to see a turtle lay its eggs. Small donation requested. It was well worth staying up... More 

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