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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
Phone Number: +1 321-861-0667
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This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than...

This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.

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Great for bird and wildlife viewing!

This was our third time on Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and once again it was wonderful! In addition to alligators, we saw 20 kinds of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pristine Florida wetlands with birds and other wildlife. Visitor center with boardwalk. Can use your America the Beautiful pass for entry.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our third time on Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and once again it was wonderful! In addition to alligators, we saw 20 kinds of birds, including flocks of white pelicans, roseate spoonbills, wood storks, ibises, anhingas, and several kinds of herons and egrets. If you love birding, this is a must-visit place! The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come see the pristine saw palmetto and other trees, wildlife and bird refuge of Merrit Island. There is a visitor center that can provide you with a free map and great advice of the area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to get to and clean. The folks you meet on the beach strip are always friendly. They are building up quite a bit so there will soon also be newer places to stay

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved seeing wildlife in their natural setting. Alligators, birds of many types and manatees. Beautiful car drive through the refugee. It's on a dirt road but I was too afraid to get out of the car due to the alligators and who knows what other critters!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to the National Wildlife refuge on a beautiful day and did nice picture of the birds and gators. It was really nice!

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the water is dirty at Cocoa Beach ,like always drive a little farther and enjoy water closer to the gulf stream.....CLEAN!! A couple bucks to get in but very very quiet.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff at the visitor center was great. Be sure to get a map of the area. The driving trail was great. All kinds of birds and alligators.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view of birds. Storks, Rosetta Spoonbills, Egrets and more. Throw in a couple of alligators and lovely scenery and you have a wonderful experience. Take the Black Point scenic loop road, unpaved but an easy ride to view a myriad of wildlife.

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Cranston, RI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The refuge is a beautiful place. The Visitor Information Center has several very interesting exhibits, and the staff is very friendly. I told them what I particularly wanted to see (manatees, haha) and they gave me good directions as to where I was most likely to find them on that day. I took the 7 mile road through the refuge... More 

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