Peace River Wildlife Center

Peace River Wildlife Center, Punta Gorda: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Peace River Wildlife Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Peace River Wildlife Center

Peace River Wildlife Center
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
About
The Mission of the Peace River Wildlife Center is to contribute to the survival of native Florida wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education. The Center and our gift shop is open to the public for tours everyday from 11a – 4p and our hospital accepts wildlife intakes from 8a – 5p everyday, 7 days per week, 365 days per year including all holidays. We do not charge an admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated and needed to support our mission. Your donations and gift store purchases go directly to the care of our wildlife patients and residents. The PRWC does not receive any federal government support. The costs involved in maintaining these educational displays and to feed almost 120 permanent residents and more than 2,500 patient admissions annually is nearly $80,000 per year. All of the Peace River Wildlife Center’s expenses are met through donations, our recycling program, gift shop sales and small grants. PRWC’s mission is carried out primarily by volunteers
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Paulette E
2 contributions
Love this place
Sep 2021
Everyone should visit and donate to keep this place going. It is so peaceful and help rescue wild life in need.

Written September 29, 2021
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Lou Simon
2 contributions
We had a good time!
Jul 2021
The staff members were wonderful, explaining each of the rescued birds. I love the owl Nice gift shop as well.
Written July 19, 2021
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Elaine J
4 contributions
Enjoyable Wildlife Experience
Jun 2021
Enjoyed the wildlife - mainly birds and knowledgeable staff. Great place to visit on cloudy days. Expect to spend about an hour. Donation admission.
Written July 2, 2021
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cat_theparticular
South Venice, FL19 contributions
Nice place to stop by
Jun 2021 • Family
My husband and I wanted to take our baby to do something different get out of the house for a little bit. He found this gem. It's run off of donations, so for someone that can't afford it, you can still do something with your littles. The aviaries were clean and well kept, the birds and animals looked healthy, clean, and happy. It was a really nice educational place, and I'm glad we came! We will definitely be returning as our baby gets older.
Written June 6, 2021
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kdb_fcb
Clifton Park, NY25 contributions
Interesting, worthwhile visit to dedicated bird rescue
Apr 2021
A quick little stop in Punta Gorda. We stayed about an hour. The staff members were wonderful, explaining each of the rescued birds. It was very informal. The minimum suggested entrance fee for an adult was $5 which was simply dropped in a large glass jug at the entrance/exit.
The ambassador bird while we were there, was Odie, an eastern screech owl. A very worthwhile, interesting visit.
Written May 2, 2021
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Janet S
3 contributions
Bird rescue
Apr 2021 • Friends
Wonderful. Birds being healed of various injuries. Devoted group of caretakers. Great place to see eagles, hawks, and other high flying birds close up.
Written April 21, 2021
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Roz B
8 contributions
Great wildlife
Mar 2021 • Friends
Great, great place! I will go back. The volunteers are awesome and have so much knowledge on the wildlife that they take care if. I love this place!
Written April 18, 2021
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Rosa R
8 contributions
Great caring staff
Apr 2021 • Family
We visited today and the volunteers genuinely care about the animals and are so knowledgeable. They are so enthusiastic when visitors come and you can tell they enjoy what they do. All the animals are so well cared for. All the animals are so adorable but have to say Luna is my favorite.
Written April 5, 2021
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the petal p
Somers Point, NJ329 contributions
Small but Interesting
Mar 2021
Any time there is a center to view wildlife and one in which rescue and rehab is involved, it makes it a valuable lesson. The center is small (perhaps a 30-minute visit), but packed with wildlife. There is a guide on site who gave information on the owl with which she was holding, and she’s available to answer any questions about all the animals there.

The center is situated in a small park area, so it would be wise to pack a lunch to enjoy the bayview on one of the picnic tables.
Written April 3, 2021
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Jean L
2 contributions
We will definitely go again
Mar 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing the many raptors, even an American eagle. The staff were very informative and you could see they really cared for each animal. We enjoyed just watching the pelicans. We were also happy to see they required face masks and encouraged social distancing. Nice gift shop as well.
Written March 20, 2021
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