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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
772-562-3909
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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South East
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

But you can not get close to the Pelican Island or really get very good pictures with a 300mm telephoto lens. Nice natural Florida environment and well kept

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Twin Cities, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The best time of day to visit this refuge is at sunset (partly cloudy provides the best sunsets) . The birds are returning to Pelican Island and you get can get some amazing sunset photos with birds gliding through the photo. We enjoyed the boardwalk with the names and dates for all the wildlife refuges in the US. It's a... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Plenty of relaxing options to walk, with all displaying an abundance of nature. Flora and fauna abound in a clean environment.

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Nova Scotia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Wonderful walking trails out to find out about the refuge - and a super spot to view the birds and their habitat. Well done and very informative - worth the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The historic first National Wild Life Refuge created. Beautiful walks, plentiful birds and critters in natural, indigenous surroundings. A little piece of heaven!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We enjoyed the many hikes at Pelican Island and recommend it. We saw several birds and other wildlife. The Jungle Trail bike path begins at Pelican Island and goes all the way to Vero Beach which is also enjoyable.

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vero beach fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

have done this trip over forty times in the past 10 years and always find it interesting, informative and fun. Last trip took along 7 year old granddaughter who saw dolphin as well as birds. Took plenty of pictures.

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Savannah, Georgia
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31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We really enjoyed the boardwalk the leads to the viewing area. They even had a telescope we could use.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My Aunt, Mom, and I visited the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on a whim as we drove by it while visiting the area. The walkways here are beautiful and have wonderfully informative signage about the history of the refuge (apparently the first of it's kind) and the wildlife in the area. We went to the Pelican Island Observation Deck... More

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Palm Bay, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a great place to enjoy nature and hike! Stumbled upon this wildlife refuge while checking out the Historic Jungle Trail road off of Wabasso Road (510). There are several trails. Checked out the Centennial Trail and observation area. I plan on going back to check out the other trails and do a kayak tour. So peaceful and beautiful! And... More

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