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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

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We were visiting at thanksgiving, but temps were in the high 70s and the only people at the beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard F
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Derby, Kansas
Amazing Turtle Walk

The refuge is home to the most amazing turtle nesting site. We were privileged to take a turtle... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
MishaD65
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Everett, Washington
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1339 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting at thanksgiving, but temps were in the high 70s and the only people at the beach were fishing. Nice soft sand, comfortable walking beach and quiet, except for the wonderful crashing waves. I would not recommend swimming here unless you are very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

The refuge is home to the most amazing turtle nesting site. We were privileged to take a turtle walk and watched as a loggerhead turtle laid her eggs in a nest, covered it up and made her way back to the ocean. The refuge is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MishaD65
Reviewed December 16, 2017

As we drove north along H.W. A1A on 29 November we stopped at this wildlife refuge on Vero Beach. It was late in the beach season and there were not a lot of people there but there were a few enjoying a sunny autumn day....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

A beautiful place to visit. Very educational and enjoyed the walk and beautiful ocean. Very clean and well kept. Will go back

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Learn about turtles see nests and even volunteer to walk beach to find new nests to label There are different events so check website

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Michele L
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Nothing there, a building ,poor , very poor, guess that's what your government tax money does for you😜

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank roaming_runkels
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We recently attended a night guided tour and saw a loggerhead turtle laying eggs, covering her nest, and returning to the water. Where else in the world can you see something like this?! There is also a very interesting and informative Visitor Center. There were...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Fish-T
Reviewed June 13, 2016

We booked for one of the volunteer led turtle sea walks to see a loggerhead turtle laying it's eggs. An exceptional experience which I would recommend anyone visiting June or July looks to visiting the Barrier Island Sanctuary

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank daveandchell
Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped by the Barrier Island Sanctuary Education Center, which is the Visitor Center for the Archie Carr Refuge, and loved it. The Center itself had so many exhibits about the local nature life and the ones with live animals were fantastic. We had never...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Sometimes I feel I should not tell people about a truly wonderful place I have found because I fear when I want to go back it will be crowded. However, I here it is. The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is both educational and entertaining....More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank Harry G
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PriusGirlVA
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Response from roaming_runkels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that. Personally, I would contact the marine center. Maybe you could help.. Being a part of it could be the best thing that you have ever experienced...
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