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National Wildlife Visitor Center

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10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD 20708-4011
+1 301-497-5760
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A very special place for everyone especially for children for them to be well educated through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jun J
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New York City, New York
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Great for kids and adults

Love this place - the docents are well informed and love to educate - and it shows. Especially... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Leona R
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Laurel, Maryland
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The largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD 20708-4011
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+1 301-497-5760
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"whooping cranes"
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"interactive displays"
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"great for kids"
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"tram ride is"
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"different seasons"
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"stuffed animals"
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"united states"
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"love this place"
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"hike"
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"nature"
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"visitors"
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"trees"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very special place for everyone especially for children for them to be well educated through wildlife and nature. Recommended to everybody.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Love this place - the docents are well informed and love to educate - and it shows. Especially like the birding walks and learning about the whooping crane program, and other species preservation projects. A great family outing - my grandchildren always love it when...More

Thank Leona R
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Just wonderful, the center itself suffers slightly from a lack of funds, but the reserve is beautiful. Put on your boots and go hiking!

Thank Jackalcall
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We are two grandmas who brought our 15mo grandson to the wildlife center on a day threatening rain. Turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable for all of us! While the animals are taxidermy specimens, the displays are very well done, representing the entire US. There...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

There are many aspects of Washington DC area which surprise tourists more well-intentioned than well-informed (ghetto,physical size, over-all appearance on a human scale, etc.). One of these attributes are the "pods" of open space or undeveloped land all over the metro area (not notable in...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Wildlife Preservation in Beltsville, Maryland with my children. They enjoyed going through the mummified animals like wolves, birds and bears from different parts of the United States. Quite a relaxing and enjoying trip. The admission is free.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The visitor center is geared toward elementary school groups but has a lot of neat information and exhibits.Worth the visit. Especially fun was the interactive "dancing with the whooping cranes". Posted my dancing on Facebook! Best and most informative was the narrated half hour tram...More

1  Thank johndkohler1
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

My grandchildren love the center. We have been several times in different seasons and there is always something new to discover. The indoor exhibits are appropriate for the different ages and the tram ride is very interesting. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank cynkv
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Avery nice place to take you child and grands,The train run was nice you got to ride around and see thing in nature and if your lucky you make see duck, Deers,and other animals

Thank Baylesml
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I have taken my nieces, nephew and now children here many times. It is a great low key activity that is FREE and educational. I would say age range would be 2 -10. Any older and it might be lame unless your kids are really...More

Thank Dee J
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