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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Beautiful area. Great for just relaxing

Highly recommend this place. Some awesome foliage and calming water views make it a special spot... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Pretty spot and a short walk to the water

Hubby and I paid a short visit to this refuge. The visitor center was closed due to the government... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
Eileen W
Parkton, Maryland
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first-time visit was made even more special because it happened to coincide with feeding time for various critters. As you examine the aquariums to discover the various critters on display, don’t forget to look in the drawers under them for extra items of interest....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place. Some awesome foliage and calming water views make it a special spot good fir all types including older folks, young families or just someone wanting a break. Pictures do not do it justice. See for yiurselves

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Allansha
Reviewed January 18, 2019

Hubby and I paid a short visit to this refuge. The visitor center was closed due to the government shutdown but the rest of the refuge was open. Nice views and benches near the water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eileen W
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Due to the government shutdown, the visitor center was closed, so you are left on your own to explore things. It would have been nice to learn something specific about the types of trees here, and so on, but that will have to wait for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank putnik123
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here on a Sunday. Unfortunately, The Visitor Center was closed that day. We took a walk down one of the trails to the water. We look back around checking it out all sorts of plants. We came the cross a gopher tortoise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank craigcN9891HF
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The Nature Center offers well-versed volunteers to explain and teach you about the local wildlife and habitat. They have numerous animals inside that you can observe. The most incredible part for me, were the rolling trails off the back of the facility. These beautiful trails...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a well maintained area. There's a small parking lot, $5 per vehicle, that's on your honor to pay. Hopefully people are honorable because it goes to help maintain the refuge. The beach is just a short walk from the parking lot and is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tonyl552
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Was in the area for the weekend and stopped in. Enjoyed the trail that ended by the water. Well maintained beach and visitors center.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 251beckyr
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a pleasent volunteer day removing exotic plants. The team was great to work with. Additionally,I like to take my kids here (teens)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank n m
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My grandson (9 months old) had a wonderful time looking at the fish, snakes, and birds. My daughter & I had a great time also. It was very informative. Then to visit the wildlife refuge lets everyone know that the National Park Service is trying...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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December 17, 2017|
Response from bilewis | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee
August 21, 2015|
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Response from Janette H | Reviewed this property |
We are not living in a foreign country and our water system is treated.