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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone Number: (256) 350-6639
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Educational and entertaining

A wonderful spot to take a short or long nature walk. Many boardwalk areas plus other roads that lead back into the refuge. Lots of birds more in the winter and a wonderful wooden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful spot to take a short or long nature walk. Many boardwalk areas plus other roads that lead back into the refuge. Lots of birds more in the winter and a wonderful wooden structure with a widow wall to sit in comfort and enjoy the birds. The main building has many exhibits of various animals that live in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Wheeler. It is right down the road from where I live and it is a pretty view to see every day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good wildlife scenery feels like you travel back in time hunting fishing or just relaxing an excellent place to visit

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go out and walk the trails, view ducks and cranes from the observation house, experience outdoors and wilderness steps from downtown! Huge asset and hidden gem. Great fun for all ages and interests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Only fished there is a fishing dock there, during the winter you see mostly birds. Was only here for a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. There's a bit too much commercial activity nearby for it to be a true refuge for wildlife - and it's off a highway - so it's more of an animal duck and cover spot. It's pretty, though, and kept up well and desperately needed. The birds at least realize they can live here in peace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a picnic lunch off I-65 with our 4 young kids (9, 7, 7, and 5). They loved seeing all of the animals, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A great place to stretch the legs and do something fun in the middle of a long road trip.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

With all of the deadlines, limitation and expectations this life can demand, it's nice to have this peaceful place to escape to and just breathe! What a treat inside this sweet city!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I love the proximity and the calmness of the vast area.. The trails are nice and wide but a bit winding and there is a lovely bench to sit on over the water to enjoy the breeze and view

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

There are 3 trails to walk. 1 short trail to an observation tower where you can spend hours watching the different birds. During crane season, it's pretty neat to see if can spot sand hill cranes among the other cranes. another trail goes through a marshy area. It takes abt. 20-30 min to walk. Another trail is across the hwy... More 

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