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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Pea Island Refuge Headquarters, Rte. 12, Hatteras Island, NC
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This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types...

This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types of birds.

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Simply beautiful

We have visited this refuge numerous times and have never been disappointed by the amount of wildlife that we spot. If you are a bird watcher then this place is a must see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jeff K
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Bryans Road, Maryland
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Bryans Road, Maryland
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this refuge numerous times and have never been disappointed by the amount of wildlife that we spot. If you are a bird watcher then this place is a must see, especially in the winter. White pelicana, tundra and snow geese or just a few of the birds you will see. Across the NC12 from the visitor center... More 

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Maryland
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a short trip to the Outer Banks for a mid winter getaway. I was at Pea Island on Feb 2nd. There were so many swan and ducks and water birds. This was one of the best stops on my trip. I just walked the short trails and went to the Visitor Center. I did not walk the 4 mile... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the reasons i come here for vacation! This is the most beautiful, quiet and serene place. I love the peace I feel when I am here. very Beautiful!

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Thank aperhacs2017
Westminster
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165 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. Great visitor center located right on the water. High powered spotting scopes are available for free viewing of birds. Very friendly,informative staff. Outside a boardwalk takes you around the sound for close up look to many types of birds, including wrens, swans ospreys and bald eagles.

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Thank chuckland
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We have visited here before, but this was the time to come. This would be a duck hunter's dream. The sky literally turned black at times from the birds. Nice treat.

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Thank Robby F
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful windy day. We saw 2 bald eagles on stand, not sure if we were right that they were indeed bald eagles - we asked in the visitor center. The lady looked over counter and said no. On our walk we saw several bid enthusiasts and they all told us that is was 2 bald eagles! Very cool. Nice flat... More 

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Thank travel1215
Fletcher, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice tiny visitor center. Well marked and labeled hiking path. Opportunities to see wildlife. Not pet friendly just to protect natural wildlife.

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Thank Cathy G
Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It is a really nice spot to stop and find stuff out about the area. The walk looks really interesting although we did not get a chance to do it..pressed for time. Directly across from the info center is the beach so you can get a taste of both worlds. We were there a couple of weeks after hurricane Matthew... More 

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Thank SusanRVer
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

While driving toward Hatteras, we spotted the visitor center and decided to stop. Nice information available and a pleasant walking path. Nice top end monoculars set up to do some bird watching. We also crossed over the highway to walk along the beach. Great stop.

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Thank Tom B
Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were just their two days ago and it was very hot. The walk is nice and all flat except for the stairs to the lookout. Only one of the lookout lenses were foggy

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