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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-336-6122
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Its beautiful

I always love coming here. It is so beautiful. Didn't see much in the way of wildlife other than swans. Was hoping to find more birds but that is no ones fault. Either way the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
threehottamales
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delaware
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delaware
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always love coming here. It is so beautiful. Didn't see much in the way of wildlife other than swans. Was hoping to find more birds but that is no ones fault. Either way the views are beautiful. A peaceful place when the crowds are not out.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great paved hiking trails. Lighthouse was open and view from top was great. Take the time to walk the trails you can view the ocean, the horses and the wildlife. Would have liked to have markers listing the distance that I have seen in other parks.

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Thank depslp
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87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go exploring by yourself or with your family. During the winter months migratory birds such as Snow Geese or migratory ducks will be in the area. You can see the Chincoteague ponies, but it's hit or miss with them. Everyone's in a while you might be able to spot bald eagles.

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Thank Sbyman
Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

love it here, my home away from home. The views are amazing and the wildlife always brings joy to the kids.

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Thank eermil01
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place to visit. I took my wife for a surprise weekend getaway, and she loved it. We had very cold but dry weather, and enjoyed the scenery. Caught a few of the southern herd off in the distance. Can't imagine what this place is like when the ponies are swimming. It was very peaceful in... More 

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newark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a winter trip to check out the refuge and the ponies with my girlfriend. Saturday we hiked all the trails on the south side of the island and spent a good part of the day walking the beach. There were tons of shells washed up on the beach. On that part of the island we could only see... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, my perspective is from the off season. I live in Southern Delaware and I don't get down here much in the height of summer travel season. This is my second trip in recent years to the National Wildlife Refuge and have had a blast exploring with the kids each time. The first time we went on the annual... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While driving on one of the trails, we came upon a small group of ponies grazing along side of the road. Two of them sauntered across the road, stopping right in front of us. Too neat!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to take in Chincoteague NWR a couple of times a year and are always fascinated by the horses, birds, deer, seashore and simple beauty of nature.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic to visit in off season January. Search for the pony herd and wander the meandering trails. We had no traffic on Inauguration Day but the summer and warmer months will bring crowds.

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