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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963
(772) 581-5557
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching

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Boston, Ma
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Drive the Jungle Trail from Wabasso Rd to the A1A -- it's about five miles. Stop at the park and walk the wooden boardwalk or hike the trails. Lots of wildlife. We saw many varieties of birds and a river otter.

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Melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge also has the Jungle Trail running through it which is a great biking walking path. Some of the path goes along the Indian River (aka Intercoastal waterway) and some runs along the backs of an exclusive gated community and golf course. Many birds, land turtles and land crabs were seen. The trail runs about 5... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

beautiful area, wish you could walk further - boardwalk was nice if we had more time could do the boat ride

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Free enrance to this first ever Reserve in the USA. Easy walks to choose from and views at end of Centennial Walk excellent. This walk is a boardwalk to the raised viewing area and easy for wheelchair access. we did two of the treks and worthwhile.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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285 reviews 285 reviews
25 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A great place to visit or take visitors to. Stopped in with visitors last week. Part of the fun is driving in from the south on jungle Trail, a several mile dirt road that is as close to old Florida as you can get in these parts. If you come in off A1A from the north, there is a restroom... More 

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Oviedo, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A place to see a valuable Florida ecosystem protected from sprawling waterfront development. Easy, accessible walk from parking area to island/estuary viewing. Very little shade or facilities.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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458 reviews 458 reviews
172 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Setting in the Indian River, It's a great place to take the granddaughters. They have a 'touch tank' for them They have walking trails, nature, wildlife: squirrels, raccoon, Lots of birdwatching, Egrets, Ibises, Herons; most of the Pelican were hanging in trees. There is a small charge.

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Sebastian, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great way to get a close up of the many pelicans that hang in the trees on this neat little island on the Indian River. Many other types of birds and wild life to see. Very pretty area to stroll along on the walking trails.

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New York City, New York
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479 reviews 479 reviews
162 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an idyllic place. It will put you in another world and allow you to relax and see the wildlife that abounds without the pressure of your ordinary world. There is a lot of area to see native birds , small animals and plants in the natural environment. This is a well thought out preserve , that we have... More 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

was a little high in price for what little they had, but the money goes to the conservation, so didnt complain much, had a nice little gift shop, and nice walking trails, touch tank was pretty cool, and other little exhibits they had were interesting, more for littler kids, my kids were 8-9 years old, more for 2-6 year old... More 

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