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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
Phone Number: (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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Lovely Drive!!

When passing through the Space Coast area we like to stop for a serene drive though this quiet peaceful touch of Florida. The first visit about 15 years ago is memorable for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When passing through the Space Coast area we like to stop for a serene drive though this quiet peaceful touch of Florida. The first visit about 15 years ago is memorable for a large flock of roseate spoonbills - magnificent. There is a small fee at the unmanned entrance. The bulletin board showed pictures of many passes that can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to hike and fish this is the place to be. Located on the intercoastal waterways. Teaming with wildlife. Must see place in Florida!.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a FANTASTIC place to visit while on our Space Coast. The wild life is fabulous and manatees play on the waters edge. But, remember, you are NOT permitted to touch, feed, or give fresh water, or do anything to disturb our gentle giants. You Will receive a fine and or jail time if seen doing so. Please enjoy... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we have guests from up north, I always take them to the Wildlife Refuge. You can always spot bird, but winter time brings tons of birds to our area. In the spring, you can spot lots of alligators. At different times, I have spotted, otters, bears and wild cats. You can also see manatees at Haul Over Canal

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like viewing nature and birds then don't miss this park. Honour system used to pay fee which is pretty cheap. A long car trail with lots of viewing stops. Tons of birds, alligators, turtles. Really nice.

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Indianna,USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is more private then other beaches. We had went to Cocoa Beach the day before but wish we would have spent our day at Merritt instead after we went there. The water is blue and pretty. The beach was nice with plenty of shells. It's not crowded. The only down is there are no showers or water towers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large refuge and great drive through tour. There are stopping places along the way to view different animals. Alligators, turtles, all kinds of birds and then some. The different sounds of the animals are neat. We throughly enjoyed this site. When you come to Florida make time to come here. Great experience you won't see anywhere else.... More 

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durham, united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst vacationing in Florida it's easy to assume that the easiest place to experience wildlife is in parks, Gatorland, SeaWorld etc. But, we visited Bio Lab road on Merritt Island and were delighted. It's so fantastic to see animals in their natural environment. We were thrilled to see Alligators swimming and basking on this trip. Definitely worth the trip. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is such a treat to relax and enjoy nature! I highly recommend Playa Linda Beach to everyone. A must see in the Titusville area. With the views of Kennedy Spaces Center makes it quite an experience. Breath taking and not to many people even know about it. Great on the beach fishing. Me and my family have always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow Wow and more Wow. If you love wildlife, Nature, do not miss this fantastic place. It must have something for every nature lover. The list is endless of birds, mammals etc. First check out the web site. then remember the Conservation information centre is closed Sundays but you can still go round everywhere else. Suggest you go on day... More 

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