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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN 56578
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+1 218-847-2641
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Buy Federal Duck Stamps.

This is a National Wildlife Refuge bought and paid for by people who purchase Federal Duck Stamps. This is worth your time to come and visit. A great place for kids and adults... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marco O
New York Mills, MN, United States
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New York Mills, MN, United States
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a National Wildlife Refuge bought and paid for by people who purchase Federal Duck Stamps. This is worth your time to come and visit. A great place for kids and adults alike to come and learn about the great abundance of wildlife and native plants in the area. Come and fish Tamarac Lake, it's beautiful.

Thank Marco O
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

The best word to describe this place is ‘pristine’. From the visitor centre to the trails the refuge is well maintained and a wonderful place to visit. We came here on our trip through the region and were really impressed. The recently refurbished visitor centre is immaculate and the staff were friendly and informative. The Wildlife Drive is an interesting... More 

Thank susiedu
South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want to get away from crowds and need solitude - this is your place. A Wildlife refuge a bit off the beaten path. Stop at one info boards at the entrances to get a map & brochure. We were there 2 hours and saw only 1 other car. It did feel a bit like we were in the... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The interpretation center is one of the nicest I've ever seen and it's been redone to be Eco-friendly. The gift shop has a great selection of books about flora and fauna of the area as well as other titles. All proceeds go to suppor the refuge. We went mid-day which is one of the worst times to visit wildlife centers.... More 

Thank 2653adele
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went around the Blackbird Auto Tour Route twice and we stopped for brief hikes and saw Bald Eagles, swans, dragonflies and early Fall color in the trees. We spent over 4 hours here.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

the auto tour was lovley and we were able to spot an eagle from the scopes! :) We saw numerous swans swimming on one of the many lakes! Birds upon birds of various species were fun to see! Walked on a 2 mile trail and saw lots of huge toads, frogs, mushrooms (orange), small gardener snakes! Turkey vultures swarmed over... More 

1 Thank Off2C
Callaway, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

I drive through Tamarac almost every weekday on my way home from work. I do some hiking and nature loving on my way home. All the trails are marked well and it isn't crowded so I like the peace and quiet.

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