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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

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Great place to see birds and just go out for a nature walk. Easy to walk. Not much out when I was... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Linda S
San Diego, California
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Wish the driving loop had been open.

We were looking forward to the 7 mile loop drive, unfortunately it was closed due to road... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Mary Ellen B
Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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This 8,000-acre refuge is home to hawks and other wetland birds.
14000 W State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449-9485
+1 419-898-0014
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to see birds and just go out for a nature walk. Easy to walk. Not much out when I was there in October but I heard spring is the time to go!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We were looking forward to the 7 mile loop drive, unfortunately it was closed due to road construction. It would be nice if some of it were open. We were able to walk the trails. Maps are available in the visitor center, but I found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Don't forget to visit ONWR during the spring migration. The auto tour is a must do! It's about 7 miles long with plenty to see along the way. You can also park and decide to walk into the areas that are closed to autos. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Humoze
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Nice visitor center and unbelievable grounds. There were Martin houses and lots of swallows right outside the building and many other birds along the trails. Note the scenic drive is only open on weekends.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travelmomma91
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We stopped here towards the end of the afternoon as we were passing through the area and unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend here. There is a large, immaculate Visitor Centre with friendly, helpful staff and useful information and exhibits including a telescope...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank susiedu
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Besides the lovely trail and grounds here, we took the auto tour! There were many birds to see here right from the car. We were especially astounded by the SWANS!!!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cooley25
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We always make time to walk the trails for birds here. Not just the field trails, but those in the woods also. Saw a Bald Eagle sitting in a tree quite close. It's wings sounded like a machine when it flew off. The Visitor Center...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank retiredandlovinit
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We enjoyed the walk around the refuge and an exceptionally good visitors center with lots of history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill H
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stumble on this place while searching for bald eagles in Ohio on the internet. We saw they offered tours and decided to turn it into a weekend trip. The tour was 2 1/2 hours of bald eagles, ducks, swans and other birds, Muscat huts...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a very well kept national wildlife refuge. There are trails well laid out especially the one out the back door of the visitor center. Visitor center is great with a few displays, gift shop and restrooms. You can drive through refuge or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SharonB231
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