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Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge

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1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
+1 302-656-1490
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Good news...a temporary walkway has been opened so you can once again walk from the Riverwalk to... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
travelingbeachbum00
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Get lost in the middle of the city.

I love to take my dog to this place. We walk the boardwalk area, sit and watch the birds and other... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Michele D
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Wilmington, Delaware
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“nature center” (3 reviews)
“marsh” (9 reviews)
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1400 Delmarva Ln, Wilmington, DE 19801-5163
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+1 302-656-1490
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"christina river"
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Good news...a temporary walkway has been opened so you can once again walk from the Riverwalk to the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge Center. The new bridge being constructed across the Christina River caused the closing of the sidewalk but now that the temporary walkway...More

1  Thank travelingbeachbum00
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

I love to take my dog to this place. We walk the boardwalk area, sit and watch the birds and other wildlife ( groundhogs are quite entertaining ), or just take some of the gravel trails the parallel the river. The visitor center has some...More

Thank Michele D
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Just steps from the heart of downtown Wilmington, you will find this hidden gem, a 212 acre wildlife refuge. You can walk the boardwalk around the marsh, walk through the ornamental gardens and along the riverfront. There is a nice small waterfall feature here and...More

Thank daisyferret1
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a small but nice and peaceful place for walking. If you are visiting the area it is worth taking a look at.

Thank Hayley F
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you're visiting Delaware, don't you dare to miss Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. Great views and explainations about The Riverfron.

Thank Márcia M
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

My wife and I took my granddaughters to the Peterson Wildlife Refuge to scoop for tadpoles and small fish. The guide explained how to catch them and then how to release them again. We walked along different trails and saw lots of flowers and plants...More

1  Thank Curt K
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Wilmington's most unappreciated attribute, the River Front walk, ends at the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. This is an awesome sanctuary, a peaceful retreat, that celebrates the beauty of wetlands & wildlife. The boardwalk offers access over the wetlands & ponds and there is always...More

1  Thank LeppFrog
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely, scenic walk right along the Riverfront. Close walk from restaurants. A hidden gem tucked away in all the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Wilmington. Take a leisurely stroll along the Boardwalks and just take in the quiet serenity.

Thank dianaprince4
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

The much improved boardwalk is filled with trees and flowering shrubs that attract the birds. A great easy walk for families---so bring your binoculars and enjoy the day. Connect with nature.

1  Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

A nice place to take a walk along the Wilmington Riverfront. You get to see some of the wildlife in Northern Delaware. I think it is a great start to clean the area up.

1  Thank kennykreider55
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