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“Quiet place for a nice walk and bird watch”

Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
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Alabama
Level Contributor
43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quiet place for a nice walk and bird watch”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you like quiet walks, or bird watching this is the place to go if you are near Decatur / Priceville AL. The cost is zero. They have a visitors center and an observation building.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Decatur, Alabama
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“NATURE AT IT'S FINEST”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The refuge headquartered in Decatur, AL is one of the largest in the South. Located just a few miles off I-65, it attracts thousands of visitors each year wanting to get close to nature. The watering and feeding ponds which are view-able from an heated/cooled observation house. During the winter months thousands of waterfowl can be observed at close range taking a break from the northern cold weather. In other seasons many species of birds and other wildlife can be seen. A visitor center contains many displays for viewing and a helpful staff to provide additional information. Highly recommended for a day trip or a break from traveling I-65!

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank hallla
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United States
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

A great place for a quiet nature walk. There's lots of wildlife. Deer, rabbits, birds, etc... There is a lodge with a great restaurant. Fishing, too.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Debbie F
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United States
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love the lodge”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place for nature walks, swimming, and fishing. We saw a mother and baby deer, lots of birds, turtles, and rabbits. The lodge was exceptional. Great views and great restaraunt. We stayed part of our trip in a cabin and recommend it. It's a lot more private than the lodge. Loved waking up and looking out at the river in both!

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Debbie F
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Atlanta, Georgia
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231 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is free, natural,not crowded, not commercial.
A good museum of wildlife in this area.
Rangers and volunteers give excellent informative sessions, sometimes with raptors.
Walk to the remove viewing area (enclosed) and you will ALWAYS see birds.

Visited May 2013
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2 Thank David908
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