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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
772-562-3909
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Vero Beach
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2014
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Mainer
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90 reviews 90 reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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Owings Mills, MD
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Palm Bay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This refuge stretches for about 20 miles along A1A. I am so thankful the State has deemed this area worthy of protection-it is priceless natural beauty. The beaches are clean, the waters a gorgeous turquoise and aqua color, and there are numerous bike and walking trails. There are many areas to have a serene picnic lunch as well. The visitor... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This wildlife educational facility and hiking area was fantastic. Inside you can learn about the various turtles and birds of the area. I liked most the video of the turtle laying eggs on the beach. Hope this building withstands the next hurricane. I saw a wild bobcat on the hiking trail.

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florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband & stopped by on a whim. We were able to participate in a nature walk before walking in the center. The walk was easy and there was young children & seniors with us.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We went on a night trip to Archie Carr to try and see loggerhead turtles laying their eggs. Unfortunately we had to give up at midnight as they failed to turn up for us but the Information Centre there is really interesting and we learned a lot about the marine life of the area from the staff.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Barrier Island Sanctuary Management and Education Center on A1A is a lovely spot for a break. The small education center houses exhibits and some interactive information stations fun for young and old. There is a small gift shop with proceeds going to the refuge. Nice indoor restrooms.Outside the building is a short boardwalk trail where visitors can see native... More

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