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Address: W7996 20th St. W, Necedah, WI 54646
Phone Number: 800-877-8339; 608-565-2551
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Wonderous views of birds, whooping cranes and porcupines and even wolves!

A very large refugee for much to offer a family or individual. Has a fantastic gift shop, an educational center for learning for all ages! A short video about the whooping crane... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristin T
Necedah, Wisconsin
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Necedah, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very large refugee for much to offer a family or individual. Has a fantastic gift shop, an educational center for learning for all ages! A short video about the whooping crane project at the refuge as well. Many opportunities for youth to be involved in conservation as well. The refugee is a place to hike many of the trails,... More 

Thank Kristin T
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stopped at the visitor center and got a friendly welcome and good orientation. We took the walkway close to the visitor center and spotted both sandhill cranes and whooping cranes. We then spotted eagles a bit farther along on the trail. Then we went on the drive around the refuge and spotted more wildlife. The Red Headed woodpeckers were... More 

Thank Peg C
Sparta, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We finally went and visited but it was a very hot day. So we did some exploring and the building and the refuge is amazing and the people were very helpful. We explored in a short hike and got a lot of information and we will be back for sure on a cooler day and can't wait. It is a... More 

Thank FVBBowner
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

43,000 acres of varied woodlands and lakes. Hike through the woods or along boardwalk trails. Many different trails available for all lengths of hike, from a 1/4 mile to 3 and 1/2 miles, depending on the weather and the time you have to spend. Excellent birding, including the very rare Whooping Crane in the warmer months. Benches along the way... More 

2 Thank NancyZee2014
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is an outstanding hidden gem that should be more publicized. This is an amazing nature refuge of wetlands full of wildlife. After pioneer farming and draining of the natural wetlands failed the federal government used the Civit Conservation Corps during the depression to return the land to its natural wetland wildlife state as it had been when the Native... More 

Thank sherto
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This Necedah Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful hidden gem to visit. Wonderful and easy to walk trails, great viewing tower to watch the cranes, swans and other waterfowl, fun drives through the refuge with chances to see all kinds of birds and animals and a great visitors center to learn many things. Also good bathrooms outside if you are there... More 

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Marquette, MI
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188 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped here on our way thru WI. Beautiful area with wonderful educational, hiking, biking and wildlife opportunities. They have a beautiful visitors Center that is nice to visit and have a picnic lunch.

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Parkton, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is an awesome, nature lovers place to visit. The visitor's center was really nicely done, staffed with great & very helpful staff. They loan binoculars out which was so nice to help see all the birds you encounter on all the trails. We saw blue heron, a whooping crane family with newly born baby, trumpet swans and many other... More 

Thank Diane O
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We live about 40 minutes away from here and had never visited - what a shame! We loved it!! Make your first stop the beautiful visitors center. It's interactive and fun for kids (and adults) and the staff was very pleasant. Drive or hike - there's lots to see. Pack a picnic, go fishing, hiking, etc...there's tons to see and... More 

Thank MLHoner
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189 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

staff at the visitors center is awesome! They'll lend you binoculars for your hikes, and point out wildlife for you to enjoy. We loved the hiking, & saw bald eagles, whooping crane, trumpeter swans, & bobolink .

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