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San Joaquin Wildlife Santuary

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Address: 5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 92612, Irvine, CA 92612
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+1 949-261-7963
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00

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Great place to commute with nature

I live nearby and drive by all the time. I've also walked through. Very peaceful with lots of natural trails, wildlife, just nice in the middle of a city.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
leegL878WL
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Irvine, United States
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Irvine, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live nearby and drive by all the time. I've also walked through. Very peaceful with lots of natural trails, wildlife, just nice in the middle of a city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few kind of birds,but l like! I think better is go there on the morning and walking around the pond watching the birds.

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Thank David Z
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant surprise, right near UCI. It is a great walk with plenty of benches to sit and watch the birds or just read a book. Anyone that wants to take a break I would truly recommend taking a moment to check it out. If you have more time, I would recommend you go inside the Center. I... More 

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Thank Kecia H
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Quiet, peaceful, the grounds are well kept, the scenery is nice, theres all different types of birds, insects, some mammals, there is a book store on the premises and the lady who works there (Ive been there doses of time, she's the only one I have seen working) is extremely nice, and knowledgeable, I enjoy coming here. So if you... More 

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Irvine, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

See cranes and ducks in this natural habitat is very relaxing. It is not that far from my home and because I attend many activities at the Duck Club, I sometimes just walk afterwards for a little excersise.

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Thank 73EllenGwynne
israel
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

wonderful place to find peace and enjoy it with the family . a small paradise in the city. I really recommend it

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2 Thank taltal1313
Flagstaff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a wildlife preserve that is quite literally right int he middle of town. There are a couple of hiking trails as well as a side road that allows great views and some wildlife. Well worth the walk.

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1 Thank Yobuck1118
Double Springs, Alabama
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hard to believe this jewel of a birding location lies in the heart of Irvine, California! Late afternoon walks on the raised trails winding in and out of multiple waterways is a sure bet for shorebird lovers. Great place to capture golden hour photos of Avocets, Killdeers, and Cormorants stirring in the shallows.

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2 Thank MajorDeez
Fresno, Ohio
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stopped by the santuary to check it out. Very nice building, in the middle of no where. Impressive scenes and nice staff

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1 Thank Julie V
Orange County
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A short way from highways and heavily trafficked streets is this refuge for birds, four legged creatures of the animal kingdom, and homo sapiens.Road runners, glimpse of a mountain lion, once, water and land birds galore, and holes in the earth suggesting small woods animals including, perhapss, ground squirrels. A nice respite in a busy city.

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