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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Great walking location

We are lucky to live only three miles from this location. We are Irish and every time we have... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
More gaters and Birds than an airboat ride

I love this place. a small area of wetland with cranes, ospreys, ibis, limpkin, hawks, coots... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are lucky to live only three miles from this location. We are Irish and every time we have visitors over, we bring them for a walk up here. This place never fails to impress, from the beautiful birds and nature, to the gators (which...More

1  Thank Only1Victor
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love this place. a small area of wetland with cranes, ospreys, ibis, limpkin, hawks, coots & moorhens, bitten and so many more. Yesterday a snapped great photos os an anhinga fishing and 10-12 foot gator taking in the warmth. Walk round, take your time...More

Thank MichaelandAnn
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice and peaceful area for a walk. This place is loaded with wildlife, from alligators to countless species of birds.

2  Thank UnderwaterDetective
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just down the road from my house. Great "break time" to go and see the wild life. Winter time is best for the birding aspect.

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great trails! There's so much wildlife to be seen. While there are driving trails, we enjoy parking and walking. Its a great place for the amateur or professional photographer. Tons of birds, turtles, and sometimes alligators! Last time I went to run, there was a...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I found this place by accident and I am glad I did. It is near town and simple to find. Well worth a visit or if your like us regular visits. It is a great place to drive, bike or walk through, quietly of course...More

Thank guest1232015
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This wetland park is outstanding! The driving trails are well laid-out and there are plenty of chances to spend as much time as you want enjoying the wildlife. It is especially wonderful in the winter, when there are more birds. Don't miss it.

Thank thigpen447
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor. It is amazing. We walked through, kind of a long walk. We saw many Egrets, cranes, and many other birds. Not really the best time to see unique birds. We saw several alligators close up. We heard all...More

Thank Wandah F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've always known this wetlands as the Viera Wetlands, but no matter what you call it, I recommend it if you love birds. You are bound to see ibis, glossy ibis, caracaras, eagles, osprey, great blue herons, snowy egrets, great egrets, and more! Especially good...More

Thank The_fotobug
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to visit any time, but the winter months are better because of all the migrating birds. In January We walked along the wetlands and enjoyed the constant company of birds -- even eagles. In April we rode bikes and covered more...More

Thank Bonida I
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12 September 2017|
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Response from herblin50 | Reviewed this property |
Alligators are always there but not always visible. Depends on time of year, air and water temperature. Sunny days when water is cooler the siting are more numerous.
Darby K
16 April 2017|
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
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Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
The official operating hours vary as follows: April through September 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily February, March, October 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Daily November through January 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily Hope that helps!