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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
Phone Number: 757-331-2760
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We rode our bikes on the Southern tip trail from Kiptopeke State Park to the Refuge (2.5 miles) and had a great visit in the Welcome Center. Excellent interactive exhibits, an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode our bikes on the Southern tip trail from Kiptopeke State Park to the Refuge (2.5 miles) and had a great visit in the Welcome Center. Excellent interactive exhibits, an area for kids to explore, a bird viewing area, and several trails you can hike or bike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice in 2 weeks, first time with 4 yr old. Excellent interactive area for kids of all ages to handle/identify turtle shells, marine life bones, fossils, shells etc. nice movie for overview of the area. Birding room with binoculars. Learn that the area is part of the migratory path of the monarch butterflies and how they are "tagged". Walking... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Welcome Center on the southern tip of the peninsula allows for 48 hour parking.The trails around the Welcome Center went back into the Eastern Shore of Virginia Wildlife Refuge where we found some old WWII forts and a very large gun. This bunker is called the Winslow Battery, one of a number of batteries that defended Ft. John Custis.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a really nice sensory exhibit in which you can experience various types of shells and bones. There is a wall of windows that overlooks the refuge and several telescopes and binoculars that you can use to closely observe the wildlife. We saw a deer and various birds. There is a nice gift shop. We enjoyed it!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We were driving to the Eastern Shore and hoping we'd find a good campground for the evening. Unfortunately, as we were looking things up we could only find campgrounds that looked very commercial. When we got off the CBBT we figured this would be a good place to stop and ask questions. The visitor center itself was a nice museum,... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Located at the Southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay gave an expansive view of the marshes, bays and grasslands along with forests. We drove around in the wildlife refuge, went to the boat landing area. It was very quiet not much happening here but did accord a beautiful view of the bay.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This almost 1200 acre refuge is located at the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. It has a terrific visitor center, with a number of exhibits depicting the natural life of the area. There are some great hands-on displays, particularly good for children. There are only a couple of short hiking/walking trails. There is a canoe/kayak launch that has maybe... More 

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Richmond
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Check the calendar- we made it during bow and arrow season and you could go on marked trails. Today hunting with guns begins so they are closed. Great info center however I was sad to learn that the number of migrating butterflies has been significantly reduced due to humans- deforestation, removal of milkweed. It's been said in the past over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great birding - walk out the short 1/3 mile trail to the beach at the foot of the Bay Bridge Tunnel for a great view of birds in the bay. One trail is paved for handicap and provides great view of butterflies and birds in bushes and trees. Another trail passes by old gun emplacement and through trees and brush... More 

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Kunkletown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great place if you love nature. Butterflies, birds, deer, rabbits, etc. Nice pristine and quiet to hike or ride bike.

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