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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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews 195 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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395 reviews 395 reviews
243 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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