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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 37 things to do in Merritt Island Features Animals
State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
+1 321-861-0667
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A bird-watcher's paradise!

This is a bird-watcher's paradise! There is a loop road (Blackpoint) where you can remain in your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
herricane
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Merritt Island, Florida
Nice drive

It's a nice drive on way to Kennedy Space Center I would say if you go at the right time of day you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carl C
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
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+1 321-861-0667
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bird-watcher's paradise! There is a loop road (Blackpoint) where you can remain in your car and slowly drive through a part of the refuge. But there is also a spot where manatees hang out (Haulover Canal) and a trail where you may...More

2  Thank herricane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice drive on way to Kennedy Space Center I would say if you go at the right time of day you would enjoy.

1  Thank Carl C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Black Point driving tour. Saw very few other people, but lots of birds and an alligator. Nearby we saw a bald eagle in it's nest and a couple of manatee at Bair's cove

1  Thank Ondine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place but due to over growth the mosquitos have claimed that territory! I went with my mother, daughter (11) and son (8mo). As soon as we hit the over growth areas i was constantly smacking them off myself and my son. I eventually had...More

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Love this trail so much wildlife! Hundreds f different kinds of birds Gators galore it's a scenic drive for sure never know what you might see from a duck to a wild boar ! Have a camera loads of picture opportunities

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great place to spend a few hours...very good chance you will see some good size gators sunning themselves...pay attention when walking around especially near the waters edge. Quite a few birds..nice visitor center.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We like to take our family when they are visiting here as they get to see nature at it's best! Gators, manatees, turtles, and lots of birds. The visitor center is worth the trip to see and is very informative. We packed our picnic lunch.

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Florida in its best. Wild and beautiful. Great place to take the family, picnic, swim. Some hiking areas. Lots of birds. Love it

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice visitor center, informative displays. We saw many manatees in the park and drove many of the roads to see the park.

Thank David T
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The beach was terrific! They are greatly under used except for launch days. No one wants to pay the pass fee, so this.place stays nicely unbusy!!

Thank BellaBean109
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thegreenster
7 May 2017|
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Response from Gina M | Reviewed this property |
The best time to do the Black Point Wildlife drive, where I saw the most Wildlife, is first thing in the morning and 1.5 hours before sunset. I went both times. I went to the Canaveral Seashore for sunrise, which was... More
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susan2305
25 March 2017|
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Response from Kwest109 | Reviewed this property |
No, you would need to drive to it.
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SophiaNYC
16 January 2017|
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Response from kka22 | Reviewed this property |
Probably Daytona Beach is your best option. It is about an hour north of Merritt Island and has several places from which to choose.
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