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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
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+1 321-861-0667
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This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than...

This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.

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Great for Birding

This place is great to see different kinds of birds. It is a place that you take your time driving through to really enjoy it. You may even see an occasional croc.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
TimPickel
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is great to see different kinds of birds. It is a place that you take your time driving through to really enjoy it. You may even see an occasional croc.

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Elkton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you drive some of the service roads east of the visitor center you will see lots of birds and Gators.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove from Orlando to the refuge and made sure we had enough time to see everything in one day. First stop was the Refuge visitor center. No charge with the senior pass but otherwise is $5.00 per car. Then drove to the Manatee Observation Deck and watched a couple of manatees. Next we drove to Canaveral National Seashore which will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 hours at the refuge. Very relaxing. We are not bird watchers but thoroughly enjoyed viewing many varieties of birds and vegetation. We recommend taking the time to walk some of the trails. Hearing the birds is fascinating.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice wildlife park. We did the 7 mile drive. It was great. We are not really bird watcher but so much enjoyed the different species we saw and the 4 alligators. The path by the visitor center is very good too.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in April. I liked it so much that I returned in November with a friend of mine. It is a great place to photograph birds! I think April is a better month than November but it was great both times. Would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something laid back and interesting to do. It was a nice half hour drive from Merritt island. We were able to see many birds and several alligators

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an amazing place to go hike a trail, see nature on land and in the water, and to just unwind and unplug. I especially recommend this to bird lovers. Don't forget a camera.

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North Webster, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is great for seeing wildlife and awesome landscapes. We took a drive on a special loop which costs $5 and saw many varieties of waterfowl and aquatic birds. Saw several alligators, turtles, and wild pigs. Within this area are several free areas where one can see manatees and dolphins. We even saw an armadillo alongside the main road.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 years ago, we found this place by accident. The scene with many beautiful, elegant birds with different colors taking off and landing in the splendid, burning light of Sunset chiseled a never forgetting memory of natural beauty in my heart. 20 years later, we came again with our kids to experience the wonderful gift of nature.

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