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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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I visit often. I love the room inside the Nature Center where you can watch animals

I spend lots of time here. I enjoy hiking, fishing, just driving or observing animals in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seymour, Indiana, United States
Great place to take a walk and enjoy the trees, marshes, wildlife, etc.

Decided to take a look at this huge (roughly 8,000 acre) wildlife refuse just outside Seymour. It... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2019
Columbus, Indiana
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12985 E US Highway 50, Seymour, IN 47274-8518
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend lots of time here. I enjoy hiking, fishing, just driving or observing animals in the Nature Center. The viewing room in the Nature Center provides a glimpse through the glass of raccoons, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs & even deer. The park is small...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

Decided to take a look at this huge (roughly 8,000 acre) wildlife refuse just outside Seymour. It is interesting that about 60% of the acreage is reclaimed farm land that is slowly returning to its natural state. There is a mix of forest, grassland, lakes,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

My wife and I were traveling on I-65 and looking for activities that were close to the highway. I had read that there was a chance to see river otters at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, so off we went. The Refuge is less than five...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DePere
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Lots of snakes, lots of people there all the time, play ground for kids always snakes in the sand and gravel area. No one there to help you if you get hurt no first aid service

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ANN8399
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I'm a local. This wildlife refuge holds treasured memories for me and it just seems to get better. The trails are easily accessible and good for families with children. There are small enclosures overlooking some of the lakes, where you can sit down, and have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Looking for a short travel destination from Louisville or Southern Indiana - consider this wonder quiet escape. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice place to stop and take in some local wildlife. Lots of information, large number of walking trails. The refuge allows hunting during certain seasons as well. You can see different wildlife depending on when you visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bigrsmith
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We went to the visitors center..The lady who waited on us was very helpful..I enjoy watching the birds at the feeders..We drove up all the roads and stopped at one of the lakes and looked for fish..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lee47274
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Spent some time here while visiting family in the area. Great place to do some walking, see some nature and get out of the town areas for a bit. Could easily pack a meal and have a picnic. There were a few fisherman about as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lindseykwilson10
Reviewed May 11, 2018

We've been visiting this refuge for at least 30 years, and it keeps getting more beautiful. A highlight on our most recent trip was hundreds of Indigo Buntings. Other birds that we don't see in the city included White-Crowned Sparrows, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, and Roufous-Sided Towhees....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Tracey B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from artandroxanne | Reviewed this property |
The best place to see the cranes is often on the west side of the refuge, sometimes just outside the boundary. Don't delay as they start migrating north the first of March. Stop by the visitor center and the friendly staff... More