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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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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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Car tour through a large and very rural areas. .exciting..we did see a fairly large alligator. .and many different types of birds..we did notice many fairly large animal tracts... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Car tour through a large and very rural areas. .exciting..we did see a fairly large alligator. .and many different types of birds..we did notice many fairly large animal tracts along the road..

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live here so I visit weekly. You will see tons of gators and migrating birds. It's one of the rare national treasures.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center and information building has a great interior display of the flora and fauna within the Refuge. However, the elevated walkway is a poor cousin to those in the Everglades and at Corkscrew in south Florida. So, thank goodness for the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. We had no intention to stay as long as long as we did on... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't add much to the reviews already posted. Abundant wildlife, helpful staff, so exciting to see birds, gators, manatees and other critters at such close range. Just want to emphasize that you don't need to be able to hike, or even get out of the car to enjoy this place. There are trails and lookout spots, but even if you... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVED this place. So much to see, and wildlife was everywhere. We saw raptors, manatees, gators, birds of every kind. You can walk through some sections, and drive through others. A terrific way to spend a day--or more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center at the refuge is a great introduction to wildlife. For those of us who do not know or appreciate wildlife, this center is a gem. For the young and old, it is small enough not to overwhelm or overstimulate. It is just right. Through a telescope, you can spy an osprey nesting with its young. Presumably, there... More 

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Plattsburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're out to 'feel one with nature' this is a great place to go. We saw all kinds of birdlife, from the elusive Spoonbill to Egrets, Herons and Gators too! A wonderful place to spend the day, ending at the place where you MIGHT see manatees!

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful in answering questions. The wildlife displays were all lifelike and interesting. There is a boardwalk tour for viewing the numerous types of birds and wildlife if you are lucky enough to see any. We also drove Black Point Drive and saw a few birds but nothing more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful experience- eagles, vultures, gators, snakes- and many more samples of wildlife. Need to use common sense- you are in their home. The Manatees are worth the visit and free to be seen, they are bigger than I had expected and some are easier to see than others.- some come closer to the dock than others. Protect these animals- report... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Cocoa Beach and decided to make the 50 minute trip to Merritt Island in hopes of our six year old seeing some manatees. We were not disappointed! We stopped first at the visitors center and the volunteers could not be more lovely and helpful. They answered all our questions, were wonderful with our kiddo and gave... More 

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