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Peace River Wildlife Center

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Address: 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
Phone Number:
+1 941-637-3830
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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A must do

Lots fed it here . Some wonderful birds to view up close . Great photo ops. Saw pelicans , and an eagle up close, as well as owls.

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Mayfield, NY
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could not find a place to park. So we left. I imagine that this wildlife center is very good, in that parking was at a premium.

Thank Gerry S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots fed it here . Some wonderful birds to view up close . Great photo ops. Saw pelicans , and an eagle up close, as well as owls.

Thank easterntreker
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285 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So heartwarming to see the care the wildlife receives here. So many amazing creatures to see. They receive no federal or state funding so be sure to donate if you visit *I am in no way affiliated with the center but understand how important donations are to keep it going. Sweet little gift shop too.

Thank junemagpie
Calgary, AB
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The facility is run by donations so open your wallet if you decide to visit! The staff are so friendly and knowledgable and they do wonderful, admirable work! Stop in to observe some of their unique residents!

Thank Jennifer C
colorado springs
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting for my grandchildren, we also enjoyed it ,lots of wildlife to see. Not very big, didn't take much time to go through.

Thank beverltpence
Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the people who work in this refuge are dedicated and know how to accept orphans from the wildlife. I found a squirrel in my back yard.. put it in a shoe box and they took in the new born squirrel.

Thank nicolel765
Englewood, Florida
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93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this center. There are many many interesting breeds of birds and wildlife. It's not a very large place but was fun to visit anyway.

Thank beachgirl-711-12
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a non profit rehab center for injured birds. The cute campus includes cages of Florida birds that are either healing or too injured to return to their habitat. You'll see everything from Bald eagles and pelican to Spoonbills up close. This is a great place to bring family or friends.

Thank Marilyn L
Montauk, New York
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You drive and drive out of Punta Gorda Isles to the end of the road...think you are lost when you notice the shacklike structure that is Peace River Wildlife Center. They ask for a donation (we gave $10 for 2 of us). You can literally walk through in 10 minutes but I recommend listening to the volunteers who love these... More 

Thank Peg B
Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a camera and comfortable shoes 👠 Writing a "review " was the most harrowing part of the whole happy trip si I sincerely hope that it helps somebody!

Thank vandawright

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