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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Rte 67, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone Number: +1 256-350-6639
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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Joe Wheeler State Park, Wheeler Dam and Lock..... make for a beautiful and relaxing day. We are looking forward to staying in the cabins at the State... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Joe Wheeler State Park, Wheeler Dam and Lock..... make for a beautiful and relaxing day. We are looking forward to staying in the cabins at the State Park soon :)

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Thank Wendy G
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is free! Nice small picnic area and a small museum with a movie; variety of walking trails and an overlook; different things to see at different times of the year; great place to take school groups, scouts, and for families and couples who enjoy being outside

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Thank GRITSfromAL
Decatur, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well maintained federal refuge with ( heated & cooled) great bird viewing center through the woods. Office area has auditorium and several very goof wildlife displays. .

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Thank Al_Badger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It is centrally located on hwy 67 between decatur and priceville. They have a small Museum for nature lovers along with several trails.

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Thank prefabber01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very unique place for birds in Decatur. Open area. Helpful staff. lots of birds. Has small museum for birds too.

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

In the fall this refuge is amazing. Whooping cranes along with many other bird species are spotted. A ranger or volunteer is present in the visitor's center to answer questions and give help to visitors.

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Thank Sara B
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stop at the visitors center. The museum of local wildlife entertains the kids, short walk to the observatory where all kinds of waterfowl are visible in season. Take a short hike down the boardwalk trail. Fishing area and additional hiking trails across the highway.

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Thank Chris G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A wonderful spot to take a short or long nature walk. Many boardwalk areas plus other roads that lead back into the refuge. Lots of birds more in the winter and a wonderful wooden structure with a widow wall to sit in comfort and enjoy the birds. The main building has many exhibits of various animals that live in the... More 

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Thank Vesole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love Wheeler. It is right down the road from where I live and it is a pretty view to see every day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very good wildlife scenery feels like you travel back in time hunting fishing or just relaxing an excellent place to visit

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