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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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Address: 10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
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+1 321-637-5521
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Very nice nature drive

My family really enjoyed coming out here and seeing the wildlife we had not seen before. The drive isn't too long and you can get out and walk in areas. I am guessing you walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sabrena L
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family really enjoyed coming out here and seeing the wildlife we had not seen before. The drive isn't too long and you can get out and walk in areas. I am guessing you walk anywhere you can drive. I am looking forward to going back.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went there hoping to see birds and alligators, and we were not disappointed. Several gators were sunning themselves along the shores, and birds were plentiful. Anhingas drying their wings were perched on stumps and trees. We saw several kinds of herons, egrets, and ibises, as well as ospreys, moorhens, and American coots. However, the highlight of our visit was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's so unusual for anything to be free and worthy, this place is both. It was hot when I went and I started to walk, but changed my mind. It's pretty long and I recommend driving. I saw my first alligator here and tons of beautiful birds. Well worth the trip!

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Thank Susan T
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you will always see). This area also has one of the best sunsets, you will... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and enjoy!

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Thank MichaelandAnn
Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Melbourne, FL
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Howard A
Milwaukee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 small gator sitting on the side of the road. Beautiful place at any time or... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 so as not to disturb the natural wild life that calls this place home. A... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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