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Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

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7200 Crane Ln, Gautier, MS
+1 228-497-6322
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Really cool place

I initially thought this would be little more than a field behind a fence. I was not only wrong but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles M
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We visited the wildlife refuge while vacationing in Gautier. The visitor center is great with a lot... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Tommy B
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7200 Crane Ln, Gautier, MS
+1 228-497-6322

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I initially thought this would be little more than a field behind a fence. I was not only wrong but pleasantly surprised...

Thank Charles M
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited the wildlife refuge while vacationing in Gautier. The visitor center is great with a lot of information. Staff were very helpful and told us where,we might see,an alligator and we did. Good hiking trails are available. Will go,again when we can stay longer.

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Traveling back to the reserve is a beautiful little drive, the bicycle trails look great also. A great place for bird watching, looking for alligators or just taking a stroll in the great outdoors. They also have some wonderful exhibits on display and are very...More

Thank Bobbie G
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I did not make it in time to see the visitor center which closes at 3 pm. I did not see the cranes, but I took the short trail starts next to the parking lot and it meanders through pine/palmetto forest. At least 4 species...More

1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Senior couple. Visitor center is informative. Nature trail was nice. Call ahead and sign up for the Sandhill Crane tour (Wed & Sat when we were there); reservations required; sign up in advance. Tour was fantastic. Saw 14 sandhill cranes and 1 eagle. Tom, volunteer...More

2  Thank Alan W
Reviewed February 9, 2017

We were passing though and had missed the tour but Doreen, the Ranger at the Center, gave us a map and marked where they had seen cranes earlier! Off we went on our own self-guided quest and, lo and behold, saw five of these elusive...More

1  Thank Lacey C
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We took the crane tour and it was awesome. Our guide, Doreen, did a great job. We saw about 20 cranes, some deer, heron and a juvenile eagle. We also learned about the cranes and the efforts to increase the number of breeding pairs. The...More

1  Thank kshea052016
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited a nice nature center at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National wildlife Refuge. Doreen was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. By saving the crane, one of the most endangered species, the wet savanna habitat has to be saved, affecting many plants and other animals. We...More

1  Thank MargieWF
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We were on a road trip through many states and this was a stop my son specifically requested. It was very easy to find. We were greeted by a nice lady we provided us with plenty of information and a video about the Sandhill cranes....More

Thank family3forme
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Visitor Center on a hot day in July. It is an easy access off interstate 10 & well worth the drive. Visitor Center is the best! Great displays accompanied by an interesting & informative video. Appropriate for all ages. Makes one appreciate the...More

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Julie T
April 17, 2017|
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Response from kshea052016 | Reviewed this property |
The Mississippi Sandhill cranes don't migrate so they are always there but they are shy. Some other cranes stop over during their migration, so checking with the staff at the preserve is a good idea. They don't do the crane... More