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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: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching

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You really should not miss this stop. Doesn't take much time but it is really a neat place. And the folks provide good information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Moseley
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You really should not miss this stop. Doesn't take much time but it is really a neat place. And the folks provide good information.

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Merry Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the nicest places to visit. The center and its staff are exceptional. They are knowledgeable and highly motivated

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the wildlife center. It is free, and is full of good information, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a small picnic table in the middle of a butterfly garden as well. We ate amidst the butterflies and the bees (but they didn't bother us - they were too busy enjoying the flowers). We also... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went only because it was on our path of discovering the Eastern Virginia coast. Immediately greeted by several wild ponies and the land was beautifully preserved. Park was crowded, as expected by the holiday weekend. We were surprised at how many campers there were.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We arrived by bike from near the Kiptopeke State Park. We were allowed to ride them all around the refuge on the wonderful trails. There are many wildlife viewpoints--we saw a bald eagle-gun from the Battleship Missouri (point of surrender of the Japanese at the end of WWII), and reveled in the cool wooded areas replete with flowers and animals.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I walked up several flights of steps to an observation deck. A parking lot is close by a WWII Artillery piece from the U.S.S. Misouri.

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North of Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stopped by here as basically a turnaround spot after driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Because it was lightly raining, we were the only ones in the center. The sweet volunteer was so great with out kids, and she took delight and showing us around the exhibits. The kids enjoyed the "touch" tables of found items, and the park... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you love nature, butterflies and birdwatching! There are a few nature trails including one that leads to a butterfly garden. There are two beautiful overlooks of the ocean that have stunning views..

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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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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