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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 5003 Hallett Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Phone Number: 757-331-2760
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife

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Great place to stop and visit

Great place to visit right off of 13. The center itself has a small display section about the birds found on the refuge, a small gift shop (no food), and spotless restrooms. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
89 attraction reviews
594 helpful votes 594 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great place to visit right off of 13. The center itself has a small display section about the birds found on the refuge, a small gift shop (no food), and spotless restrooms. The trails in the back lead to a cemetery, an old military barrack and storage area, and one of the guns used on the USS Missouri. During the... More 

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Atlantic Ocean
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

How much time do you have? This is one of those places where you can spend an hour, or all day. The Rangers are very nice, and you will not feel crowded here. I like exploring and learning about those secret places, now mostly overgrown, but still accessible that were "the eyes" for our coastline and country in the wars.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited here after crossing the bridge-tunnel. Nice place for a walk - didn't see many birds as I'd hoped , but I'm sure at the right time of day this would be a great place for birdwatching.

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Goochland, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We attended the butterfly seminar during the Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival. We enjoyed hiking the butterfly trail. The biggest thrill was seeing all of the monarch butterflies and spotting one that had been tagged!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews 242 reviews
85 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a great place to stop. the personnel and very friendly and informative as to what to see and what to do. l;ots a nice walking trails. We saw a bald eagle that was pointed out to us by one of the park rangers.

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NH
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

lots of interesting displays and other information about the bay from environmental perspective, butterfly walk is pleasant and leads to a scenic lookout over the bay

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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friend and I stopped by on a whim and found a gem. We were on our way to the outer banks in NC and saw many butterflies and birds. Enjoyed the butterfly gardens in the front and back of the visitor center. Took a walk along the trails and saw several birds we don't usually see near home. It... More 

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Darlington PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a great visitors center, we had just gone up and down the lighthouse so this cool stop was just what we needed. I was very surprised though by the great exhibits we ended up staying for a good time. I recommend stopping to any family looking for a bit of history.

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Durham, North Carolina
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633 reviews 633 reviews
390 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had been driving around for a while and wanted to stop to stretch our legs. We passed this place and decided it would do. We had a nice walk but didn't see any wildlife.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A little gem of a wildlife refuge, lots to do for wildlife enthusiasts-must visit soon. The welcome center is a great place with lots of educational displays set up. The volunteers are very informative and helpful. Be sure to drive down to the boat ramp and talk with John Miller, he know the history of the area well and is... More 

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