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“Great wildlife centre”

Peace River Wildlife Center
Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We all loved the small wildlife centre. The staff (volunteers) were very helpful and basically gave us a personalised tour. The park itself is pleasant with a short boardwalk through the mangroves, although we seen little wildlife except for numerous crabs and Pelicans, but still a pleasing walk. Some picnic benches, although these are in the centre of the car park loop and so not the best location ever.

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

The boardwalk snakes past the river and through mangroves. All kinds of birds and critters can be spotted. The wildlife rescue centre is filled with all kinds of different animals which had been injured and are treated back to health. If they cannot safely sent back into the wild, they are kept there indefinately. The entry is free, donations are accepted.

Thank gerdina1947
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We contacted It's Time Kayak and Canoe. Spoke to Audrey and she reviewed the 2 trips they offered. The next day we chose the trip to see the mangroves, and wildlife. What a great choice. What could be better; sun, warm water, paddling and listening to Mike. This was a private tour and Mike made the experience so much fun. He shared his vast knowledge about the area, and the habitates and vegetation.
An added bonus is that the launch site is next to the Peace River Wildlife Center. All in all this was a high point of our trip.
Thanks to Mike and Audrey

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

I visited this wildlife center with my husband and our 8 month old. There are a ton of birds, both in cages and roaming around. It wasn't too crowded so my daughter was able to see the birds up close and had a great time. There is no admission charge but they do ask for a donation upon entering. After seeing all the beautiful birds and adorable burrowing owls, I had no problem dropping some bills into the donation box. We will definitely visit again when we return to Florida next summer!

Thank llint77
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Went to watch the sun set and what a great location. Overlooks Charlotte Harbor, beatitiful location. Plenty of benches to sit on. Families of all ages. Small beach area. Nice crowd gathered to watch the sun set. A calm ,peaceful and beautiful experience. Fishing pier. Wildlife center. Playground equipment for the youngsters. Don't miss a quiet restful experience.

Thank Tippyobrien
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