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Peace River Wildlife Center

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Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The volunteers are so knowledgeable!

Definitely say yes if a volunteer offers you a tour. They have a wealth of knowledge and can tell... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
What a treasure!

Have visited several times. This is a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center primarily for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
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“ponce de leon”(77 reviews)
“bald eagles”(45 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely say yes if a volunteer offers you a tour. They have a wealth of knowledge and can tell you why each of the birds are there. The owls are especially adorable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have visited several times. This is a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center primarily for birds. The staff is wonderful and caring and the birds are well cared for. We and the animals are lucky to have such a facility in the area. Please go visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to visit when you need to gain perspective. The people here are providing injured animals with the care and nurturing they need. And educating the public on their plight. Take a tour with some friends and learn what we should and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fourpawspal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some family in town and we went for the afternoon. Incredible information and experience! We purchased some great photos of the featured animals to help support. I hope to do more in the future!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vacationer713499
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little place adjacent to park, playground, fishing pier, board walk, and boat ramp. Worth 20 minutes of your time if the other things in the immediate area appeal to you. My kids enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nahdogg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is the cutest little white owl there who really is an ambassador for the place. Sometimes he's out visiting elsewhere, though.

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice wild life center! They do shows with the pelicans and some education. It can get a little cramped in there if it is busy. My son liked it as well. There is a nice park and walking trails right in the same area too.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank beautyandthegeek725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to take family and friends when they visit. Only takes a few minutes to walk through, but can she lots of birds. Does not cost to go through but donations do help and I always leave a little something to help. Love the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 724suep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just before closing but they accommodated us and others already in the sanctuary, never making us feel rushed. The volunteers were very informative. Caught feeding time of the eagles. A very interesting but sorta disgusting display as the large birds pulled the entrails...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark48328
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great centre, the staff have so much knowledge on the animals. They rescue them and return to wild when ever they can. We always leave money for them. Hope to see you again next year

Date of experience: November 2018
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Karen H
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, only the gift shop is covered!
Virginia F
November 10, 2016|
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Response from MissouriVacation | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes by car. Follow Marion Street to the West until it ends at Ponce Park and you are there.
Virginia F
November 10, 2016|
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Response from SLanahan | Reviewed this property |
The Peace River Wildlife Center is 15.5 miles away from Burnt Store Marina and it's about 26 minutes to get there depending on traffic.
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