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Peace River Wildlife Center

#1 of 57 things to do in Punta Gorda Features Animals
3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Peace out 😇

Their mission may be great yet target audience would be children less than 4 years. General lack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warner Robins, Georgia
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Enviromentalist You'll Love it

Enviromentalist You'll Love it, adults and kids alike will enjoy some of the exotic animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John Y
Port Charlotte, Florida
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  • Average4%
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“injured birds” (50 reviews)
“ponce de leon” (71 reviews)
“bald eagles” (38 reviews)
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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their mission may be great yet target audience would be children less than 4 years. General lack of staff enlightening visitors on aviary facts and overall mission. Enjoyed the Ponce de Leon park and boat dock, the water and green space was an unexpected bonus...More

Thank obewan80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enviromentalist You'll Love it, adults and kids alike will enjoy some of the exotic animals. Enough different species to keep all entertained.

Thank John Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

People here help those injured and rehab birds, others. A great educational stop with the kids and more fun gift shop. Lets kids see birds up close and the volunteers are wonderful.

Thank maryellenracealot
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peace River Wildlife Center is located approximately 5 minutes from Punta Gordo just south of the town. This is a small, voluntary and charitable organization that takes in rescued wildlife. The volunteer that greeted us said they have 10-12 admissions a day. Anything apart...More

1  Thank GightRunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wildlife center in Punta Gorda is a small conservation center that rehabilitates and helps animals recover or survive. They have a couple very rare and special animals (including an extremely rare albino screech owl which is the cutest owl I've ever seen) and also...More

Thank Leah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small wildlife center where they rehabilitate wounded birds. They also have a few permanent residents who wouldn't survive in the wild. Worthwhile to see the birds, and to make a donation. (No gov't funding here). Takes about an hour.

Thank madisonkathy
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A must see for Nature Lover's of all kinds. Eagles, owls, pelicans, egrets and hundreds more. If you appreciate Nature you will love visiting here.

Thank lemmeral
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit. It may seem small but it is home to many wildlife either recuperating or they may be there for life. Want a place to volunteer - they could sure use you. Fundraisers and donations are essential. The facility plans to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Enjoyed walking through the park, being able to see all the different species of animals, birds and insects that live there. Park was very clean, very easy to walk through. Scenery was outstanding, well worth the time and got to see Florida at its finest.

Thank stoopsytheman
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great work these people do in rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds and other critters. Wonderful seeing animals returned to the wild.

Thank w4upv
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Karen H
19 June 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, only the gift shop is covered!
Virginia F
11 November 2016|
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Response from MissouriVacation | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes by car. Follow Marion Street to the West until it ends at Ponce Park and you are there.
Virginia F
11 November 2016|
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Response from SLanahan | Reviewed this property |
The Peace River Wildlife Center is 15.5 miles away from Burnt Store Marina and it's about 26 minutes to get there depending on traffic.