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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera

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Address: 10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 637-5521
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What a wonderful place to drive around and relax. Restroom facilities are limited to porta potties. Easy access and viewing of birds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to drive around and relax. Restroom facilities are limited to porta potties. Easy access and viewing of birds.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a neat place to go my wife and I loved it. you can walk you can bike or you can ride your car around on a dyke that surrounds the several ponds which are full of so many different kinds of birds it was amazing. What a nice little gem to find in an unusual place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Large area with dirt roads to walk on and drive on, if dry. If wet you must walk. Large variety of birds, gators are plentiful

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place for a nature walk - or drive-thru - and if you are a keen birdwatcher it's one of the best sites that we've been to in Florida. In a few hours we saw all of the normal beautiful wading birds plus Caracara, Bald Eagle, Harrier, both Least & American Bittern, Limpkin, Hooded Merganser etc etc... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Drive through or walk the trails. See many types of birds. See gators in the wild. Allow 2 or 3 hours, depending on how much time you spend walking and out of your car. Nice views of wetlands. Well worth the visit.

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Savannah, GA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited three days over a week in the area. Saw something interesting and different every visit. One of the great features about it's location is that it is right on the edge of Viera, so you can go for a couple of hours in the morning, and you are only minutes from lots of restaurants for lunch, then go back... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If I hadn't seen these wetlands reviewed on TA, I would not have decided to go but I'm so glad I did visit. It doesn't get the publicity of Merritt Island wildlife refuge and is quite off the beaten track but well worth a visit. It is low key and without big facilities but it has lots to offer for... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We go here frequently, there's always something different to see. Drive slow and you'll see many varieties of shore birds such as all types of heron (gray, little blue, white, green, etc.), egrets, roseate spoonbills, coots, merganser, kingfishers, etc. as well as turtles and alligators. What a wonderful place, it is so relaxing.

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Melbourne, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to get some good photos of birds and Alligators. Drove around the park and also rode my bike.

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Schererville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My daughter had lived in Florida for four months and didn't see any. Then she went on a bike ride through the wetlands and counted 11 gators. Great place to ride your bike through or drive. I prefered the bike ride it is easier to spot the wildlife on a bike.

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