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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

5003 Hallett Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-2760
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Cape Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Durham, North Carolina
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335 reviews 335 reviews
200 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great time at the visitor center talking with three volunteers. They gave a brief history of the eastern shore and explained about the butterfly and bird migration. After some lively conversation, my husband and I ventured out to explore. We stopped at a place where there is a blind and you can see a grassland area. It... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Smaller refuge. Good visitors center, very helpful staff. Good shorter trails. Many species of butterflies and bords

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stopped by on my return trip from the Eastern Shore for a brief visit. It was recommended by my friend who lives on the Shore. I checked out the WW2 bunker - very cool! Has a 16" gun and shell similar to the size of the one that used to be there. On top of the bunker is a... More

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Princess Anne, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

i hike the few trails, and went kayaking in the marshes. Could only go so far due to wind and low tide.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Hike to the observation platform on a clear day above the old gunneries for a nice view. Off-season, you get another great view from the boat launch area (separate area for canoe as well).

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This area is full of family history for me. My father was born in that area. My sisters and I travelled back to the Eastern Shore after my father passed away to remind ourselves where we had come from. Was a great combination of beach and forest.

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I visited here while in Cape Charles for a weekend get away. The visitor center is very nice, informative and well done. Nice displays and an area for bird watching. A hawk was frolicking in the bath just outside the viewing area. Great area for children with lots of things to handle! We also walked a bit... More

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Really enjoyed the hike and history of these trails. Easy walking and many places to just enjoy the scenary.

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