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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

W7996 20th St. W, Necedah, WI 54646
800-877-8339; 608-565-2551
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Necedah
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Port Aransas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You do not get to see the baby cranes as they prepare for their trip south but there is a very nice kiosk near highway 21. The refuge is quite large but there are roads by some of the ponds where you may see ducks and other wild life.

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Cornelia, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went on a tour of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge . . . many photo-ops for wildlife and birds, particularly Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes in their natural environments.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fantastic visitors center with great displays and a very good gift shop. The Volunteers were both knowledgeable and helpful. Even in mid March we saw a Bald Eagle sitting on its nest as well as two Trumpeter Swans and some Sandhill Cranes.

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Necedah, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was our first time to the visitor center although we have driven through the refuge before. The newer center is impressive. The staff were very friendly and helpful showing us the trails on the maps provided. The trail we hiked for the first time was well marked and we enjoyed our snow shoe hike. Definitely will be back to... More 

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Demotte, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

For the first time in over 15 years, I was able to get close enough to photograph these magnificent birds! My father in law said it was only the 2nd time in 40 years he was that close. They were just wandering across the road we were passing through on! You never know what you will see driving through -... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We've been visiting the refuge for years, but they have built a brand new visitor center that is LOADED with wonderful dioramas, interactive displays (can you identify the birdsong?), a gift shop (including books, jewlery, t-shirts), a mini theater that shows a film about the wildlife in the area. The bathrooms are clean (some inside and some with access from... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great place to see wildlife in it's natural habitat. Nice place for a family hike and picnic. Make a full day of it.

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Pittsville, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great for kids! If you are looking for an educational outing, this is a great option. A lot to look at and do. It is really an awesome place to take your children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago. We took a small walk then drove throughout the refuge. The scenery was beautiful as the leaves were changing. The roads can be a little confusing as all gates weren't open.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

visited on june 13,2012, and what a great place to explore and learn. This place is great for children and adults alike. I was a little disappointed in not seeing this place with lots of people. On the other hand I was happy that my family could do a personal tour of the new visitor's center and speak with Edie... More 

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