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Peace River Wildlife Center

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Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Great always come here when in usa

Great centre, the staff have so much knowledge on the animals. They rescue them and return to wild... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
north walea
via mobile
Free attraction worth visiting - great for kids

This is an outstanding place. It has lots of animals and yet is small enough to enjoy a leisure... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lori B
Clinton, Ohio
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“ponce de leon”(76 reviews)
“bald eagles”(44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We rode bikes to the park and found the wildlife center. This not-for-profit center is free with donations encouraged. Volunteers told us the many stories about the birds and animals that have been rescued. This is a great way to see many of the Florida...More

4  Thank hoosierhiker
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Very small outdoor area with a path between the cages holding the animals. They suggest a donation, which you are happy to give. Parking is bad unless you go early as the Ponce De Leon Park is a favorite area for groups and families.

2  Thank Heff17
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great centre, the staff have so much knowledge on the animals. They rescue them and return to wild when ever they can. We always leave money for them. Hope to see you again next year

Thank geminigirl1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an outstanding place. It has lots of animals and yet is small enough to enjoy a leisure stroll through. The owl exhibit is so cool with at least 5 different types of owls. The bird sanctuary includes lots of types of birds and...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit & bring guests. We have gotten to know most of the permanent residents here & enjoy following the healing process of the temporary guests. Best time to visit is between 2-3 pm. This is the time the volunteers feed the birds....More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Witness all the birds that have been injured in the wild that are recovering from the excellent veterinary care provided them at this avian sanctuary. Pause at the eagle cage and ponder their magnificence, and note the size, shape, and coloration of all the other...More

1  Thank Canada048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peace River Wildlife Center is a simple but unique rehabilitation center for SW Florida's wildlife. Many of the "residents" can't be released back into the wild so they are able to live in this sanctuary with conditions as true to their natural habitat as is...More

1  Thank kareninflorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This facility houses numerous species of rehabilitated animals, mostly birds. Luna, the white owl, is particularly unique. Entrance is free, although a donation is appreciated.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a small but very nice place ti visit. The staff is comprised of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. It is a quick visit but very enjoyable. This is a rehab center for local wildlife. The animals here a well cared for and those who...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We often times take our visitors here. It is a great place to see some of the fascinating local wildlife that can be difficult to see in the wild. The animals are released back into the wild if it is believed that they will survive...More

Thank Tara B B
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We came to Punta Gorda on Wednesday the twenty sixth for a site visit for one of our conferences. On Thursday Jerry Jones who the board of directors President took us to visit here. It was very impressive what is being done for all these...More

Thank almlamont
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This place is special and awesome again and again. They have THE ONLY white screech owl in the world...yes, in the world. His name is Luna and he is 5 years old (a little old man in screech owl years), so go see him SOON!...More

1  Thank lindasT7244CM
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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!
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.
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.