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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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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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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Address: 5003 Hallett Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Phone Number: 757-331-2760
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles

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