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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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We really enjoyed visiting the wildlife center. It is free, and is full of good information, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a small picnic table in the middle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 27, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the wildlife center. It is free, and is full of good information, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a small picnic table in the middle of a butterfly garden as well. We ate amidst the butterflies and the bees (but they didn't bother us - they were too busy enjoying the flowers). We also... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went only because it was on our path of discovering the Eastern Virginia coast. Immediately greeted by several wild ponies and the land was beautifully preserved. Park was crowded, as expected by the holiday weekend. We were surprised at how many campers there were.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

We arrived by bike from near the Kiptopeke State Park. We were allowed to ride them all around the refuge on the wonderful trails. There are many wildlife viewpoints--we saw a bald eagle-gun from the Battleship Missouri (point of surrender of the Japanese at the end of WWII), and reveled in the cool wooded areas replete with flowers and animals.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

I walked up several flights of steps to an observation deck. A parking lot is close by a WWII Artillery piece from the U.S.S. Misouri.

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North of Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stopped by here as basically a turnaround spot after driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Because it was lightly raining, we were the only ones in the center. The sweet volunteer was so great with out kids, and she took delight and showing us around the exhibits. The kids enjoyed the "touch" tables of found items, and the park... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you love nature, butterflies and birdwatching! There are a few nature trails including one that leads to a butterfly garden. There are two beautiful overlooks of the ocean that have stunning views..

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great place to visit right off of 13. The center itself has a small display section about the birds found on the refuge, a small gift shop (no food), and spotless restrooms. The trails in the back lead to a cemetery, an old military barrack and storage area, and one of the guns used on the USS Missouri. During the... More 

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Atlantic Ocean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2015

How much time do you have? This is one of those places where you can spend an hour, or all day. The Rangers are very nice, and you will not feel crowded here. I like exploring and learning about those secret places, now mostly overgrown, but still accessible that were "the eyes" for our coastline and country in the wars.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited here after crossing the bridge-tunnel. Nice place for a walk - didn't see many birds as I'd hoped , but I'm sure at the right time of day this would be a great place for birdwatching.

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Goochland, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2014

We attended the butterfly seminar during the Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival. We enjoyed hiking the butterfly trail. The biggest thrill was seeing all of the monarch butterflies and spotting one that had been tagged!

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