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“Beautiful park, great kayaking site!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park

Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park
3400 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941 637 3830
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Punta Gorda
Type: Outdoors
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St. John's, NL Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful park, great kayaking site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The park is a nice place to visit, and I was lucky enough to go on a kayaking trip from there to visit the mangroves.

Visited December 2012
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Florida City, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wildlife rehab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I loved this place. We viewed many different types of birds in a zoo like setting, got to talk with other folks visiting, bought some things at the gift shop, then walked along the beach and harbor. Very nice!

Visited September 2013
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great nature and wildlife!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We decided to take a trip to the park and wildlife center. Parking is free. We started on a raised walkway through the mangroves. It was clean and they had signs along the way of the history of the park area and also the animals that you may see in the park. We then walked to the rehabilitation center and took a tour through it. We saw bald eagles. Owls. Tutles. And many other injured and rehabilitated animals. This is a great family place and a must see in Charlotte county.

Visited August 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great little nature centr”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Loved that it is close and they do rehabilitation / release. No dislikes, but wish it were a bit larger

Visited August 2013
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Portage, Michigan, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
62 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Always cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a great place to go for a walk. You can see birds, crabs and other animals. The mini zoo is fun for young or old. There is a boat ramp or you can fish from the boardwalk.

Visited August 2013
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