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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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A good rest stop off the CBBT

We were driving to the Eastern Shore and hoping we'd find a good campground for the evening. Unfortunately, as we were looking things up we could only find campgrounds that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2016
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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629 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were driving to the Eastern Shore and hoping we'd find a good campground for the evening. Unfortunately, as we were looking things up we could only find campgrounds that looked very commercial. When we got off the CBBT we figured this would be a good place to stop and ask questions. The visitor center itself was a nice museum,... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Located at the Southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay gave an expansive view of the marshes, bays and grasslands along with forests. We drove around in the wildlife refuge, went to the boat landing area. It was very quiet not much happening here but did accord a beautiful view of the bay.

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Richmond, Virginia
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This almost 1200 acre refuge is located at the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. It has a terrific visitor center, with a number of exhibits depicting the natural life of the area. There are some great hands-on displays, particularly good for children. There are only a couple of short hiking/walking trails. There is a canoe/kayak launch that has maybe... More 

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Richmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Check the calendar- we made it during bow and arrow season and you could go on marked trails. Today hunting with guns begins so they are closed. Great info center however I was sad to learn that the number of migrating butterflies has been significantly reduced due to humans- deforestation, removal of milkweed. It's been said in the past over... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great birding - walk out the short 1/3 mile trail to the beach at the foot of the Bay Bridge Tunnel for a great view of birds in the bay. One trail is paved for handicap and provides great view of butterflies and birds in bushes and trees. Another trail passes by old gun emplacement and through trees and brush... More 

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Kunkletown, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great place if you love nature. Butterflies, birds, deer, rabbits, etc. Nice pristine and quiet to hike or ride bike.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This should be everyone's first stop when coming into the area. They have an extensive amount of information about the history of the shore, as well as current day. The center is 100% volunteer operated which is very cool in my book. This is the beginning of the trail head for the half mile hike to the marsh overlook. The... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Great information and the person attending the Center was friendly and gracious. Stop by the Center to get info on what to see and where.

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Moseley
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129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

You really should not miss this stop. Doesn't take much time but it is really a neat place. And the folks provide good information.

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Merry Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

One of the nicest places to visit. The center and its staff are exceptional. They are knowledgeable and highly motivated

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