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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
Phone Number: (321) 861-0667
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than...
This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.
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Driving Tours with lots of Wildlife.

Driving through the different marked road tours enabled us to see a large variety of birds, a wild hog, a couple alligators, dolphins and manatee. On three different days we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
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Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Driving through the different marked road tours enabled us to see a large variety of birds, a wild hog, a couple alligators, dolphins and manatee. On three different days we visited the manatee at Bair's Cove Boat Ramp; late afternoon (4 PM) seemed to be the best time to see them as they were feeding. However, we were there at... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had spent the morning at Kennedy Space Centre and then came on over to here. We stopped briefly at the visitor centre and asked about manatees and the last there was brilliant! She advised us where to go to (not The Manatee Observation Platform) and we weren't disappointed. When we got to our destination we were grated by about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

we haven't seen so much of animals, only birds but it wasn't the season. The refuge is beautiful though and give access to a beautiful beach.

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Pensacola, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This perserve set aside on the flats of a bayou in Titusville, FL is a great place for viewing birds and wildlife. It is located on the north end of a large bay that is enclosed by several Barrier Islands . The Inte Coastal Waterway is just to the east of this refuge and you coud spend hours walking the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Leave the crowds and lineups behind and visit nature! The visitor center staff are very helpful and the money spent on souvenirs helps fund the refuge. There is so much to see but my favorite is the beach. No highrises, buildings, crowds or noise and miles of sand and ocean. It is our favorite place in Florida and well worth... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful Island just past Titusville. Took us under an hour to get there from Orlando. The visitor center closes at 4 which was disappointing but we went tot he manatee overlook and took the birding trail which was over an hour. There is a rest stop about halfway through. It was too hot for alligators but we saw a lot... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth the $5 to drive through! We saw so much wildlife...alligators, pink heron, turtles...beautiful marshes and wildflowers. Absolutely no trash anywhere...just pristine land.

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Richardsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited a nearly empty beach, hiked, saw wildlife on the nature drive, and saw over ten manatees from the observation deck. The only problems were the early beach closing time (6) and the Mosquitos.

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NORTHERN IRELAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went here for the day to get away from the world and to see loads of wildlife. We weren't disappointed and had a great time. We saw loads of birds, gators, bugs, turtles and all sorts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A must see on any given day you can see a lot of different wildlife and Florida's wilderness at its best

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