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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-6122
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Was extremely interesting

The wild ponies are so neat and the beaches were beautiful! Wish we had another day to spend more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wild ponies are so neat and the beaches were beautiful! Wish we had another day to spend more time.

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Thank hmk94
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Way Cool!!! There are wild ponies and other wildlife all over. we even took a boat ride around the island to see more ponies and were lucky enough to see two separate herds of them. The beach is great and very family oriented. Tons of shells to find and no bad behavior to be seen. We enjoyed ourselves and will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited this wildlife refuge many times and always look forward to the visit. First there are the ducks and birds, then there are the wild ponies, and finally the seashore. There are walking trails, a museum, and enough to bring us back time and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is amazing to see horses in the wild and other animals as well but the ponnies catch your eyes and attention. Also should visit the Lighthouse and shops near there to make for a filled day of fun.

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Thank Wolfgang C
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here over 20 years ago and was fascinated with how natural and preserved the environment was. There were packs of wild ponies on the refuge that could be seen in the grass areas and along the untouched beaches. It was amazing. Spin forward 20 years to today, and while the refuge is still protected and natural with all... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were here for a quick weekend and unfortunately we only had one day to spend here but we made the best of it. We started early and hit the beach and walked away from the parking lot area towards Maryland and what a wonderful beach once you walk away from the crowds. The beach is small... More 

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Tilton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a lovely area, especially the beach. If you are planning to hike or ride your bike make sure you bring lots of bug spray the mosquitos are killer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to crab, bike, watch the horses and birds... My favorite part of the refugee is the terdactyl sized mosquitos and the man eating carrion lord flies... You will feel like Theodore Roosevelt exploring the Amazon.... A great adventure.

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Thank Daniel S
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Senior Pass (if you are a senior, get one!) got us in for free. This is an amazing place. Saw 2 herds of pony's from the road. Great to see a beautiful beach without a bunch of ugly, high-rise hotels and condos.

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Thank John G
Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several days going to the beach and walking around the park. Saw lots of ponies in the park and dolphins in the water.

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