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Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531-9419
+1 701-442-5474
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The driving tour of the refuge was interesting. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, so we... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Not Worth the Time

I went here on September 16, 2016 and saw some bison in the far. It was lightly raining when I was... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Darren S
New Jersey
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14 Jul 2017
17 Sep 2016
“Not Worth the Time”
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3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531-9419
+1 701-442-5474
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The driving tour of the refuge was interesting. We had the place pretty much to ourselves, so we could stop to see birds whenever they appeared. The drive is nearly nine miles long on a dirt road, so go prepared to take some time doing...More

Thank Roadbum
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I went here on September 16, 2016 and saw some bison in the far. It was lightly raining when I was there and the dirt/gravel road made a mess of the car. Did not see flocks of birds or anything else and would not recommend...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The 8 mile loop is definitely worth the drive, we saw 3 American Bittern in flight, western kingbirds, golden eye ducks, sharp railed grouse as well as avocet. Incredible place to visit if you are a birder.

Thank Julie972
Reviewed 17 September 2015

What a surprise. I was taking a long drive starting at Bismarck and going up and around Lake Sakakawea. I decided to stop by the Audubon National Wildlife Complex which is on a gravel road about 1-2 miles off HWY 83. There were several people/rangers...More

Thank HazelEyesFromTN
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I swung through the complex on my way from Minot to Bismarck. My GPS decided to take in my the wrong way, and I ended up at the end of the auto tour road. I stopped and grabbed the pamphlets and started down the road....More

1  Thank J W
Reviewed 16 July 2013

You can enjoy a visit to the informative Visitor Center, take a hike/walk on the trail behind the Center, or take the 8 mile Auto Tour. During our visit we did these things and enjoyed it all. The staff is very helpful, they answered our...More

1  Thank goneagain2
Reviewed 5 July 2013

There is a brand new visitor center and helpful staff. Due to many days of rain, the Auto Tour Route has been closed. We just happened to be there the day it opened and were glad we could complete it. This is a spectacular place...More

1  Thank BunnyoftheGlen
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Definitely bring your binoculars!! Fantastic for bird watching. lovely country side, great to spend the day and pack a picnic

1  Thank sue l
Reviewed 24 September 2012

A beautiful oasis of nature on the N. Dakota prairie. There's a 1-mile trail through various types of vegetation, and a 7-mile drive with stops along the way (get a guide brochure at the visitor center). Bring your binoculars. We saw lots of birds, but...More

1  Thank OscarTraveler
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Check this out in spring and fall for wildlife viewing and photography. Waterfowl, deer, shorebirds (including the piping plover if you are lucky), upland birds, and more. Catching the migration is key.

1  Thank ND_bike_hike
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