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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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Guided Turtle Walk @ Archie Carr - Phenomenal Experience

We had a reservation for a turtle walk at the Melbourne Beach location of the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge . When we arrived, we visited the viewing platform/boardwalk and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Ocala, FL
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Ocala, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a reservation for a turtle walk at the Melbourne Beach location of the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge . When we arrived, we visited the viewing platform/boardwalk and was able to see various turtles bobbing their heads in the ocean. The walk is commenced with a discussion in the auditorium about turtles (Loggerheads, Green & Leatherback) & their habitats.... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A can't miss adventure to watch Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night. Absolutely worth the time and money. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must if you in and around Vero Beach....a nice nature walk with a observation tower. Take plenty of water.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Love sea turtles? This is a place for you. Proud to know that good citizens started long ago to save the nesting beaches in the Vero Beach, FL, area about 30 years ago. Awesome to walk the beaches in a.m. from May to Oct. to see the "crawls" of the mom turtles as they come on shore to lay their... More 

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Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
Phone Number: 772-562-3909
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach

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