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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 #7 of 28 Attractions in Vero Beach
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Sebastian, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Sebastian, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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