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“Great for bird and nature lovers.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera

Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 637-5521
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great for bird and nature lovers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Part of the water filtration system for the County, the wetlands are a series of large ponds with sand packet roads great for walking and biking. You can drive, but you miss the best parts. Photographers love it for the birds, and occasional otter and alligator sightings. Peaceful and quiet.

Not recommended for those who want action, video games, noisy vehicles, etc.

Visited March 2012
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Palm Bay Florida
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48 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wetland habitat close to town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

In the winter I take all of our visitors to see the thousands of water fowl, gators, hawks, birds and even bald eagle at times. No saftey fences here, so be carefull . Live and let live. Best free activity around

Visited February 2012
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51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Birds,Birds,Birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We came and found an aboundance of feathered friends. Great blue herons,Buffle head Mergansers,Northern Shovelers,Grebes,Snowy whites, Alligators,Eagles,Hawks,Osprey...and the list goes on. We did not see the Sand Hill Cranes but if you stop at the I-95 rest stop they sometimes come to get some vending machine coffee:))) no lie :)

Visited February 2012
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