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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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The Rain Did Not Discourage Us!

Camping nearby, we were looking for something to do on a rainy-foggy day. This facility is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Catonsville, Maryland
via mobile
Unexpected delight!

Very informative, delightful and helpful docents. Very well done information stop with audio-video... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Rochester, New York
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“southern tip” (6 reviews)
“visitor center” (14 reviews)
“wwii bunker” (4 reviews)
5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Camping nearby, we were looking for something to do on a rainy-foggy day. This facility is beautiful. We enjoyed the visitor's center and walked the beautiful pathways to the bunker and the marsh overlook. Don't miss stopping in if you have a few hours to...More

Thank davevoorhees56
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very informative, delightful and helpful docents. Very well done information stop with audio-video on most aspects of the ecosystem.

Thank farmhand2014
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped today on a drive to nowhere. The place is very neat and nicely set up. The volunteers were truly wonderful and so helpful.

Thank techgmu
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The refuge & center are nicely done & well maintained. The history is interesting & the huge!!! is a must see. There is a kayak & canoe launch; boat launch is separate & has a fee. Worth a stop.

Thank GRC0520
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I stumbled across the Wildlife Center while on a bike ride. Very friendly staff, and interesting museum of local animals that is worth perusing. I liked that they have a bike/hike trail that starts here and hugs U.S. 13 for a few miles. It would...More

Thank bpudner
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The refuge has a nice building with interactive displays to educate visitors on the local ecology and human impacts. The trails are well maintained and easy walking. The old World War II bunker and gun barrel, as well as the military history of the land,...More

Thank W2322CLjennifers
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We stopped here looking for a new bike path that was put in. Very nice people at the desk, told us a lot of local folklore. We rode our bikes out to the lookout and the butterfly garden. Inside the center there are lot of...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Nice, easy hike through a butterfly field, past old artillery, to beautiful views of the salt marsh and ocean. Good visitor center with short video. Good way to spend an hour or two.

Thank marybjp
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Nice trails along the marsh areas of the eastern shore. Visit the information building for background and history, nice place to start your hike. The Ranger on duty was very engaging and helpful. Don't miss the the WWII gun placement.

Thank Rouble10
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited the center and enjoyed the displays in the center along with the walking paths to the overlooks. It was just beautiful and we enjoyed the butterfly garden. The ranger was very helpful as he described the history of the area. We will definitely...More

Thank 550BarbaraJ
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Bridget B
21 June 2015|
Response from globaltrekster | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for the visitor center and the surrounding trails. There is a charge of $13-$15 for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel if you are coming from the south (Virginia Beach) or heading south after visiting.