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National Wildlife Visitor Center

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Address: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708
Phone Number: 301-497-5760
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The largest science and environmental education center in the Department...
The largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior.
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Quiet place to see birds and small wildlife

Nice walking trails around a pond and wildlife dioramas inside. There is not a lot here but a good place to go for a walk to see trees, waterfowl and small forest animals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice walking trails around a pond and wildlife dioramas inside. There is not a lot here but a good place to go for a walk to see trees, waterfowl and small forest animals.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A nice, free, museum with exhibits about the area - including a description of how this area used to be a proving grounds for munitions and that there might still be some out there! The highlight for us was the walking trails. A wonderful, peaceful refuge in the middle of the megalopolis that is the DC-Baltimore-Annapolis area. We had a... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Although there was a sign warning about ticks in the visitor center, my family was not verbally warned by the staff to stay out of grass. We did a short walk around the Merganzer Lake. We noticed deer ticks all over us and the dog. We spent the next two hours picking them off. Some were the nymphs that are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Exhibits inside were interesting- wildlife and conservation. Grounds were clean. We did some of the hiking trails-they aren't necessarily marked but we found our way.

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Easy to access wildlife observation. Children will love this place, and adults will be fascinated by what they see.

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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful building that is well taken care of, informative and the staff is very helpful. There is a trail that goes through the expansive property that is delightful to hike when it is not too hot. Highly recommend.

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Hanover, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The park rangers and volunteers are so passionate about their job and eager to share their knowledge and experience with visitors. Do not skip out on the tram tour, and the chance to interact with these dedicated staff members. The trails were amazing. We were so fortunate to find this oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle by pure... More 

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College Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have taken my children and grandchildren to the Visitor's Center. There are a lot of interesting exhibits. Kids love the hands on exhibits. There is a shuttle that takes you around the area and explains the different areas. One area in side has binoculars that you can see the wildlife in the area. At times they show nature movies.... More 

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Glen Burnie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We went for the honey festival and had a great time. My husband took the dog on the trails while I tasted different kinds of honey. Nice gift shop in Visitors center with local products.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located within a 25-mile drive from DC and a 22-mile drive from Baltimore, the National Wildlife Visitor Center is part of the Patuxent Research Refuge, comprised of some 12,750 acres and is divided into three sections. The visitor center and related trails are located in the South Tract. There are about 550 National Wildlife Refuges operated by the U.S. Fish... More 

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Additional Information about National Wildlife Visitor Center

Address: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708
Phone Number: 301-497-5760
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Laurel
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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