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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone Number: (772) 581-5557
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Wonderful walk through and with nature . . .

A nice park to visit if you like walking trails to get close to nature and the wildlife. Trails are well maintained and fairly flat. Different paths let you access many of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Buffalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A nice park to visit if you like walking trails to get close to nature and the wildlife. Trails are well maintained and fairly flat. Different paths let you access many of the features that are truly Florida. You will see all types of vegetation and trees, many are ID for you. Loads of places to view birds, if that's... More 

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Wooster, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You won't see much but marshland in the summer months. Not really any spectacular views, and we saw more birds at the beach by our hotel.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's a nice walk, but wildlife isn't always present. There is a small butterfly garden with narrow pathways. Nearby, there is a bench to rest and watch them.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Working our way north on A1A from Vero Beach, all of a sudden we saw the sign for Pelican Island, National Wildlife Refuge. We made a sharp left and drove some distance to the informational signage. We passed a butterfly garden and made our way to the viewing stand that looks out at Pelican Island. A lot of the path... More 

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Viera, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visit this refuge several times during the year. The walking trails are well maintained and relatively easy even for us old folk. Bring mosquito repellent.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was a little disappointed in the actual amount of wildlife I saw, i did enjoy the walk. I think it is pretty well wheelchair accessable, and very easy to access. I was very interested in all the names of the various other wildlife preserves engraved in the walkways. I did not know that Pelican Island was the first reserve... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Way back when, there was only one sand road up Orchid Island which is the name for the barrier island off Vero Beach. It was called The Jungle Trail and it exists today as a historical monument, I think. It runs along Indian River which is a part of the inland waterway separating Orchid Island from the mainland. Route A1A,... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to take in some of the local wildlife and to get some exercise while in Vero Beach. When we reviewed attractions in Vero, the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge was one that came up and we decided to go and see. We visited the park on a Monday afternoon in late March 2015. Upon our... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very pleasant walk to the observation deck. Nice views, easily accessible by car or bike. Historically a significant place and the walk to the observation deck is graced by the other National Wildlife Regues throughout the country. Jungle Trail adjacent for folks like myself who pedal often. Also launched our kayaks within the Refuge.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

there is a nice walk to the observation area and a couple of high powered binoculars for viewing. The observation area is covered so we were protected from the rain. There weren't many pelicans to view when it was cold and raining, but many when we went last year during a very hot day.

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Address: Address: 4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone Number: (772) 581-5557
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach

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