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Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3860 Tollgate Blvd Ste 300, Naples, FL 34114-5444
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We had the opportunity to take a swamp buggy tour of the preserve. Interesting attraction. Unfortunately the wildlife was scarce. Some birds. No deer, bear or cats. This is an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rocky River, Ohio
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Rocky River, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to take a swamp buggy tour of the preserve. Interesting attraction. Unfortunately the wildlife was scarce. Some birds. No deer, bear or cats. This is an opportunity you don't often get.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuse is a small area where the wildlife agents help track and monitor the Panther. They have a short trail about 1/3 mile just off tollgate blvd. This refuse connects with a vast ecosystem more than 60 miles wide and 100 miles long, south from Lake Okeechobee into Florida Bay. This is a shallow river, they... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We were crossing from Miami and decided to get out and take a short walk on the trail. The short 1/3 Mile trail was in pretty good shape. However, the long trail was muddy and impassable. I would not make a purposeful trip here. We did stretch our legs and enjoy it. We saw no wildlife but it was mid... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had a friend in the know so got a behind the scene tour of the refuge. Just wonderful, we had a great day out. Everyone was very nice to meet and the intern who showed us around was a fantastic young lady. It was great to learn more about the endangered Florida Panther and to see "gators" as the... More 

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We walk as many of these trails as we can when we visit a region and anything we see we feel is a bonus; after all these aren't zoos nor is it Disneyland. We were disappointed here as we couldn't complete the longer trail. The short trail is well maintained and easily accessible but the recent wet weather had rendered... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We normally enjoy these types of wilder, unguided wildlife walks since you get to see much more of the real habitat, and the animals that live in an area. However on this occasion it was obvious that the longer path was getting overgrown and hadn't been used recently. It was also quite muddy. We got about 50m down the trail... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

What you see is Panther Habitat, meaning swamp and everglades botany, we did not see a panther. Kids like to pretend around every corner ios a panther. Don't go there in the middle of summer, hot, humid, buggy

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I paid the Panther NWR a visit last Sunday morning and was here very early before the heat set in. I travel around the state taking wildlife and landscape photographs so I’ve been in many of the NWR’s in Florida. Most are interesting and well maintained, this one being the exception. I really didn’t expect to see any big cats... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

We are from Australia, so it was worth taking a trip to the Panther reserves to have a look at their habitat and take a walk (which i must admit was an adrenline pumping activity for me even though our chances of coming across a panther in the day were slim) Unfortunately a fire had burnt most of the shrubbery... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

1 1/3 mile walk around a circle with nothing to see other than some small ferns and bruch land. Made the effort to get there at daylight in hopes of seeing some wildlife in this fenced portion of the preserve and saw absolutely nothing but a common bird at the end of the hike in the parking lot. There are... More 

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