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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
Phone Number: 772-562-3909

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First National Wildlife Refuge

Great place to visit. Good hiking with pleasant observation deck overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Good biking along adjacent Jungle Trail as well. Easy kayak launch site and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great place to visit. Good hiking with pleasant observation deck overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Good biking along adjacent Jungle Trail as well. Easy kayak launch site and easy, protected kayaking around mangroves and inlets. Great for birders and manatee watchers.

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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were on overload when we left the visitor center at the refuge. I mean this in a good way. There is so much to see and so much to learn. I believe all ages will enjoy. First go see the 3 movies. I know it may seem tedious to think about watching 3 movies but you Must! They are... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an extremely important refuge for endangered sea turtle nesting. They have at least four types of sea turtles that use the area as their nesting locations and during the summer season there are a number of "turtle walk" opportunities offered.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were staying at the Costa d'Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach. They hooked us up with a turtle walk with the Archie Carr Refuge. What an amazing experience! We showed up at sunset, to be greeted by an extremely knowledgeable ranger, who gave us a presentation on Sea Turtles full of great Q and A. While we were in... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great beach park. Very natural surroundings and there are bathroom facilities. Lots of nature and a natural setting. Clised in A1A.

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Mainer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Do not use 20th street address shown here. It takes you to park service office blog (we know because that's where we ended up). Go to website for Carr Reserve. It is on A1A near beaches, not in downtown area where 20th street is.

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Sebastian, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Enjoyed that this area is so well taken care of and preserved for the wildlife, especially the sea turtles. A must visit if you're in the area.

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ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a nice small educational exhibit about the nature and wildlife of Vero beach. Many helpful volunteers and some interesting exhibits. Admission is free. The walking trail was nice but one area had lots of flying insects. They had a movie with information about the local sea turtles and conservation. They have a small gift shop. They also run... More 

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Madison
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting place to learn a lot about sea turtles and other marine life. The volunteer staff is friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean. There is a small auditorium showing a continuous film. Outside is a beach area to roam and there is a boardwalk area through part of the dunes. It's interesting for both kids and adults.

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Homer, Alaska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a nice visitor center with boardwalks for short hikes. The focus is on sea turtles and the exhibits were very well done and informative. It was good to learn how much is being done to safeguard these neat animals!

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