We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“a salute to the nation's first-ever wildlife refuge”

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #10 of 77 things to do in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed March 26, 2012

U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt named Pelican Island the country's first-ever wildlife preserve because the birds on this island had been plundered to supply the fashion industry with feathers. Feathered hats were at the time all the rage.

The park is simple and austere. A magnificent pier leads to a deck on which viewers can use a telescope to view the island in the Indian River.

You leave feeling as if you have enjoyed a poignant moment in your life.

3  Thank Floridabluemacau
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (180)
There are newer reviews for Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

161 - 165 of 180 reviews

Reviewed March 21, 2012

Not much to do but look at birds and wildlife - but we all loved it!

Thank UxbridgeBurns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is the place to see all kinds of wildlife. We took our grandkids who had never before seen all the birds, sea animals, etc. The guides were knowledgable and it was both fun and educational.

Thank carolekaplan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Wild and Wonderful! Peaceful setting. Plenty of birds to watch. Kayaking is so much fun!

Thank Clara H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Beautiful area, informative guides....not to be missed

Thank Debby145
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing