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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Loved it

Absolutely amazing place -we saw lots of different animals and plant life -would definitely... read more

Reviewed today
jlarson182
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Galway, New York
via mobile
Mother's Day weekend trip

We toured the Refuge on Mother's Day after climbing the lighthouse and it was excitng to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
paulpR8834GE
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South Windsor, United States
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“visitor center”(142 reviews)
“bug spray”(156 reviews)
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Closes in 11 min
Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:00
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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-336-6122
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"visitor center"
in 142 reviews
"bug spray"
in 156 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 68 reviews
"wild ponies"
in 358 reviews
"wildlife refuge"
in 148 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 46 reviews
"the loop"
in 55 reviews
"beach area"
in 38 reviews
"tom's cove"
in 76 reviews
"bird watching"
in 48 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 36 reviews
"nature center"
in 32 reviews
"light house"
in 80 reviews
"bus tour"
in 28 reviews
"off season"
in 55 reviews
"natural beauty"
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"the east coast"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Absolutely amazing place -we saw lots of different animals and plant life -would definitely recommend this park

Thank jlarson182
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the Refuge on Mother's Day after climbing the lighthouse and it was excitng to see the herd of ponies grazing on the meadows. A nice relaxing getaway by enjoying nature.

Thank paulpR8834GE
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is so peaceful, the ponies are amazing and the beach so clean! Don't miss this park. The island as a whole is worth the trip.

Thank ejncm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history of this place is interesting. Though there is a viewing trail, and evidence that the horses of the southern herd had been by earlier at some point, the flies were the unpleasant part of the visit. Be forewarned, take repellent and use it.

Thank Byron S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We finally saw the wild ponies! And the small deer that everyone keeps talking about. The refuge is well supplied with clean restrooms, the beach is easy to access and there are birds and animals all over the place. We enjoy visiting when we are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the wild ponies as well as bird watching, hiking, kite flying on beach and the small visitors center exhibits with hands on activities for our grandkids.

Thank Mama-Kz
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked all of the trails and found the scenery to be uninteresting for the most part and saw very little wildlife and no horses. The Lighthouse was very nice but not open to climb. Not worth the $20. fee at least not in April....More

Thank tyrolgirl2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time to the Seafood Festival and we were impressed with the speed of the lines and the quality of the food. Plus the fact that there was plenty of each variety of food. The organizers of this festival have planning down pat. They...More

Thank Marge P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this refuge not knowing to what to expect and it surpassed our expectations. The wildlife, fauna, and ocean were awe-inspiring!

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose this area to look for the wild ponies. Sadly we only saw one older looking pony who was some distance away. We saw lots of dung so can assume there must be there. Nice area to walk with look out area. Check behind...More

Thank happyhelent
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Lorraine W
13 April 2018|
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Response from dkorwood | Reviewed this property |
The swim is July 25, 2018 but come before as they have other stuff with ponies a couple days before
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misstufsy
14 March 2018|
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Response from pzipp67 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I didnt' see this question....we have been there in early July and they were awfull!!
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Kathleen730
9 March 2018|
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Response from YayaQueenBee | Reviewed this property |
Yes....not as bad as July but you will need some kind of protection
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