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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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A beautiful beach

The wildlife refuge is exactly how is it named. The miles of beaches are pristine with few actually there at one time. Looking to your right, is the border of Kennedy Space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The wildlife refuge is exactly how is it named. The miles of beaches are pristine with few actually there at one time. Looking to your right, is the border of Kennedy Space Center, where you can view the launch pads of Launch Complex 39. If you are a fan of the space program, you are in for a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This area has so much to explore!! From two different wildlife drives, to the nearby beaches, to a great visitors center, manatee viewing, boat ramps and lots of hiking options there is enough here to keep nature lovers busy for days!! We can't wait to go back and explore more!! Our favorite part so far was the Black Point Wildlife... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On the approach road to Refuge we saw a pair of turkey vultures making a meal of a recently squashed raccoon - they were unfazed by the presence of the car and carried on munching at the carcass. We visited the Centre and bought a few postcards and greeting cards which I will later frame. Also when we were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a great time visiting this wildlife refuge and was one of the highlights of our trip. Our first stop was the visitor/information center which was essential as we were told about the variety of walks, trails, beach areas and the Black Point Dr tour. We paid our $5 fee then went exploring firstly at the center then through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We spent 3 days here exploring by land and sea! Absolutely beautiful and a perfect example of unspoiled Florida! Make sure you take the time to drive off the beaten path! Explore the back dirt roads. Keep your eyes open for alligators...I saw the largest I've seen in the wild here! The manatees in the coves with melt your heart... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The beach area was beautiful with not a lot of crowds. Beware if you go to the end of the road you could find yourself at the nude beach. We enjoyed the water and walking the beach. Very clean beach area. Also spotted a alligator along the road in the water pond along with lots of birds.

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Medina, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was looking for trips of interests for upcoming house guests. I decided to drive through Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge recently. I recommend the Black Point Dr tour. When you enter expect to stop by and make a suggested donation for the drive. We had a total of two in our car and the suggestion was $5. You'll need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This area is perfect for experiencing Florida's natural environment and wildlife. Walking the trails, especially in the morning or evening, will automatically calm your nerves and ease any chaos in your mind. Watching manatees in their natural home is it's own reward. Depending upon the time of year and day, the different species of birds you can see is amazing.... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good fishing spot at times (get free permit, fish no motor zone), very good spot to see herons, spoonbills, ibis, and raptors. Lots of spawning manatees in summer at Haulover, and manatees at the viewing stand in winter. Adjoining KSC and Canaveral Nat. Seashore (where there is a good beach).

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Fantastically detailed observational experience. The wide variety of fauna and flora is only apparent to the attentive viewer--but it's well worth turning off the I-Pad or Facebook to actually SEE the interactions of small to large creatures with your own eyes. Personally I was reminded at each step of the way the people must have seen these kind of swamps... More 

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Address: Address: State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
Phone Number: (321) 861-0667
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island

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