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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
Phone Number: +1 772-546-6141
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00

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Cool breeze on hot day

We needed to put some things behind us. Driving towards home we saw a familiar notification of the next exit on interstate 95. Rather than passing the exit as usual, we took the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We needed to put some things behind us. Driving towards home we saw a familiar notification of the next exit on interstate 95. Rather than passing the exit as usual, we took the turn. We did not deviate from the route. It was just a straight road through banyan tree leaves forming a canopy over our car. It ended up... More 

Thank RavAsher
Stuart, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk around area visualizing landscape,Indian River, manatees,turtles..Then inside is a fabulous owl and red tailed Hawk that are now for education due to car accidents. The other wonderful type animals and marine education learned Is great...Super Great for children as adults for pleasure and learning...

Thank akendra
La Jolla, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Quiet Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobe Sound.. Away from crowds. Very little parking open dawn to dusk. Loads of photography situations to enjoy. Take the kids. BB

Thank Billzil50
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

In Hobe Sound, the nighttime sea turtle nesting walk is done on the public beach Thursday and Friday nights. There are also two other organizations in the area that do similar sea turtle nesting walks: the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Centre and Florida Power and Light. These tours are family friendly and very popular so book one as soon as you... More 

Thank paula s
Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Small visitor center with small animals and fish in tanks. You can take the trail all the way to the intercoastal waterway. They have a lot of very knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank 387indy
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111 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is great for the kids and even then the senior citizens very interesting very accommodating easy to review and walk around and a good rainy day activity very interesting and there's a lot of different subjects

Thank Joe M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Enjoy walking on a natural trail of natural Florida. Small visitors center with interesting facts. Walk to the intercostal and enjoy the water view.

Thank Tim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

A small but informative welcome center with fish tanks and various small animals. The volunteers obviously love their jobs and enjoy showing the wildlife to the children. There is a small beach a walk away. The walk may not be suitable for elderly or young children. There is a rest room inside the welcome center. There is a donation box... More 

Thank packednreadyNePa
Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We go here once or twice a year. Inside the building are small animals that you can see and many that you can touch. One of the volunteers brought out a baby gator for us to touch. The tiny skunk is absolutely adorable. The staff are well-informed and readily provide interesting information about the wildlife within. There is a lovely,... More 

Thank Judy S
Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We love to walk the trail and go down to the Intracoastal for the nice white sandy beach. The exhibits are fun for the kids. During the summer you can sign up for Sea Turtle watches out at Hobe Sound Beach about 3 miles away to watch the turtles lay their eggs at night. There is an Osprey nest at... More 

Thank Kathy W

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