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“Key Deer - at the car” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Key Deer Refuge

National Key Deer Refuge
28950 Watson Blvd., Big Pine Key, FL 33043-0510
305 872-2239
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fourteen square mile natural habitat of white tailed Key deer.
Marshall, VA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Key Deer - at the car”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Plenty of roads to search out the Key Deer and habitat. Key Deer Visitor Center in shopping area with very informative volunteers. Well worth a stop.

Visited April 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Saw 2 deer! Visitor Center is in the mall on the corner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We did a drive through the refuge and saw 1 deer during the drive and 1 along Hwy 1. The visitor center was a little hard to find - it is in the shopping mall on the corner. The staff there were exceptionally informative and can let you know where the activity is in the refuge. Some nice short hiking paths to take if you like to do that.

Visited March 2014
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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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“Surprising!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I'm used to deer running away from people. These deer know that they are protected and are just beautiful. My son loved every minute of the Blue Hole and the deer every where, not to mention all the iguanas. Have fun!!!

Visited August 2013
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Daytona Beach, FL
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“this is a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stop at the Key Deer information Center to learn about the wildlife on Big Pine Key. Then venture into the refuge. We had expected a fenced off area, but no! The deer wander freely through the homes and scrub. We saw several and they are darling! One buck was just beautiful with a perfect rack. Although diminutive in size, they are fabulous creatures. Humans (automobiles) are decimating the population, so don't delay- go while there are still some alive.

Visited March 2014
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Centerville, Ohio
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“Try to spot a Key Deer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While we have never seen a unicorn, we are fairly certain that Key Deer do exist.

Don't expect to see on near the Overseas Highway; we recommend a visit to the National Key Deer Refuge near dusk.

Good family activity, but sightings are NOT guaranteed.

Observe all speed limits.

Visited March 2014
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