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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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Good people doing good work.

Small wildlife center where they rehabilitate wounded birds. They also have a few permanent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wi
Nature Lover's Pardise

A must see for Nature Lover's of all kinds. Eagles, owls, pelicans, egrets and hundreds more. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“injured birds” (49 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

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank w4upv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to bring visitors and guests. Get to see a variety of wildlife, particularly birds. See the pelicans being fed. Great educational opportunity...and great way to support our environment and those working to preserve it.

Thank SdcLvginParadise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here at Peace River Wildlife Center are amazing! They truly are devoted to helping these animals and they are an incredible example to my children! My kids asked so many questions I thought the staff may get irritated but just the opposite, they...More

Thank 428ron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really glad we went to this little gem. You'll only spend an hour there; but, it's really nice. They take great care of thier rescue birds and wildlife. Luna is the cutest owl on the planet.

Thank ArnoW3
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Rode my bike through beautiful downtown Punta Gorda, past Shorty's Bar and at the very end, made a left and ended up here by accident. So many rescued birds, owls, herons, eagles along with turtles and other reptiles. Neat little gift shop. You only have...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very nice location along the water. We brought lunch and sat around a picnic table enjoying the view. People were fishing off a long dock along the canal enjoyed watching their catch.

Thank rickfleetwood47
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Karen H
20 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.