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Peace River Wildlife Center

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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Wonderful facility with dedicated volunteers

Glad to see they’re close to reaching their capital campaign goal and will be very happy to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica W
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A diamond in the rough!

This sanctuary takes in rescues and helps to rehabilitate them. It is helpful to see the variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
755missv
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Evansville
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“bald eagles” (41 reviews)
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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
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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 via mobile

Glad to see they’re close to reaching their capital campaign goal and will be very happy to visit again.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sanctuary takes in rescues and helps to rehabilitate them. It is helpful to see the variety of birds up close and personal. Today the burrowing owls were so cute plus they have two or three other species as well. We also appreciated the opportunity...More

Thank 755missv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the wildlife center completely by accident while visiting Ponce de Leon Park and it turned out to be the highlight of the day. You never get the chance to see so many birds up close. They are doing a great wonderful job...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small park that is nicely maintained. Wildlife center is an enjoyable and educational place to visit. The staff are knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife they care for.

Thank luv2chillonbeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Great place to take the family for a hour or two. Located in Ponce De Leon Park, on Charlotte Harbor. The volunteers and caretakers, and of course the wonderful animals who owe their continued existence to those folks, make this place...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a rescue center for injured animals from the area. Lots of birds here all caged so that you can observe up close. This is a modest collection all done by volunteers. If you have some spare time you will be able to show...More

Thank AlnSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free (donations accepted and willingly given) tour is open 365 days/year (animals have to be fed everyday). The work these volunteers do with rescued wildlife is admirable and makes for an enjoyable tour. Great photo opportunities. Just love going to this park and wildlife...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The birds are well taken care of. The staff is friendly and informative. There is an excellent selection of wild birds. A wild yellow crowned heron showed up and posed for great photos. A very beautiful bird! Real show stopper. Luna is the major rock...More

Thank Char1144
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first moved to Punta Gorda I bought a book on Florida birds. I enjoyed looking at the pictures, but...there is nothing that compares with seeing them a few feet away, so content in their well appointed surroundings. It was easy to find the...More

Thank 592phylliss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the birds are permanent residents because they are injured and some just come for a visit. The staff will give you particulars on each bird. We always take guests there as you can photograph lots of different birds close up. Wonderful place to...More

Thank Fran W
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Karen H
19 June 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, only the gift shop is covered!
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Virginia F
10 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.
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Virginia F
10 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.
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