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“Great way to learn about the wildlife and enjoy the outdoors”

Peace River Wildlife Center
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great way to learn about the wildlife and enjoy the outdoors”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

There is a lovely park at the Peace RIver Wildlife Center with walking trails and even a beach which you can enjoy after visiting the center. The variety of animals and birds is facinating as well as the wildlife you will see who come to visit the center. It is a great way to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal. Of course they can always use donations so check their website for the list of items they could use before you go.
www.peaceriverwildlifecenter.com/
The mission of the Peace River Wildlife Center is to treat and rehabilitate injured and orphaned native Florida wildlife. Donations welcomed!
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty plus there is a playground for the kids.

Visited March 2013
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth your time!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

What a surprise, a pleasure and eye opening. This volunteer bird rescue shelter is worth a paid admission rather than donations. The entire self guided tour will take an hour or less, and you will see owls to eagles. The park has a small sandy beach, a boat launch and fishing area, a great place to take the children.

Visited March 2013
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Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Up Close to Birds of Florida”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We rode bikes to the park and found the wildlife center. This not-for-profit center is free with donations encouraged. Volunteers told us the many stories about the birds and animals that have been rescued. This is a great way to see many of the Florida birds

Visited February 2013
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Florida
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great walk”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

You would never know that the hurricane hit this area about 7 ? years ago. The park is a nice place to walk or run. The houses the border the park are beautiful and stylish. Would love to have it close to home for my daily walks.

Visited March 2013
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Wyoming
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A fun little get-away”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Nice boardwalk through the mangroves. Quite a bit of wildlife to be seen on the walk. The wildlife rehab center was very interesting. A good variety of birds.

Visited February 2013
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