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Peace River Wildlife Center

#1 of 56 things to do in Punta Gorda Features Animals
3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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A gem of a find

Free parking, ideal picnic spot. Good restroom facility and an added bonus of seeing the birds... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
via mobile
Great Place to visit

Many birds to see which are in rehab and also protection. Well kept facility. There are a pair of... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Mary K
Lima, Ohio
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“injured birds” (49 reviews)
“ponce de leon” (71 reviews)
“bald eagles” (38 reviews)
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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Free parking, ideal picnic spot. Good restroom facility and an added bonus of seeing the birds that have been rescued being so well looked after. It is free, but a suggested donation of 5 dollars per adult is made. Gift shop on site. Barbeque facilities...More

1  Thank Viv2016x
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Many birds to see which are in rehab and also protection. Well kept facility. There are a pair of bald eagles at the facility, (our National symbol) always great to see. Quite a few owls, another plus. Volunteers have valuable information to share. Following the...More

2  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great place to learn about animals and a way to see them through their rehabilitation. Very informative staff made up mostly of volunteers.

Thank Jagerlyn
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Friends suggested we go see this place, and we are glad we did. It was fascinating to hear about the rescued birds, how they got there, how long they'd been there, and how they get along with the others. The volunteers are well informed and...More

1  Thank LadyDi_20132013
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This Wildlife Center is doing excellent work to rehabilitate and release injured wildlife. They also care for wildlife that are unable to be released due to the severity of their injuries. Entry is free but donations are welcomed.

Thank Joseca80
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great little wildlife place. Mostly run by volunteers. Go when they are feeding the birds. They give talks. You can get up close and personal with many birds. No entrance fee, but donations are accepted to help feed the wildlife. Spent an hour wandering and...More

Thank kibbe
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Admission by donation. Spend 10 minutes or the whole day. Everyone is very friendly and they answer any question. Wildlife residents are just a few feet away for you viewing and education. I learned today that a leucistic animal more than likely was kicked out...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Free admission, run on donations by volunteers. They rehabilitate small animals and birds. Clean and interesting. Located at Ponce de Leon Beach/Park which is very nice.

Thank DayBreeze
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Five feet rom and Eagle....one foot from a hawk....a talking blackbird! That's what you will see at this animal refuge. All the birds here have been injured and no longer bale to fly, catch predators to eat or were raised as pets. So sad. Many...More

Thank Kendra M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

They have some amazing birds in aviaries that are either being rehabbed or can no longer be let go into the wild. Plenty of parking, picnic area, boat launch, benches overlooking the water. Tranquil!

Thank mwmbryant
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Karen H
Is this an indoor attraction since its raining?
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
How far are you from Burnt Store Marina?
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
How far are you from Burnt Store Marina? Tx.
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.