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“Peaceful wildlife center and lovely park by the water.”

Peace River Wildlife Center
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Port Charlotte, Florida
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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Peaceful wildlife center and lovely park by the water.”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Love coming here quite often. Beautiful sunsets, lovely nature walk and bird sanctuary. Love to sit on the beach and watch the sunset. Have watched some weddings here too. Just a wonderful place to to decompress and enjoy nature.

Visited September 2012
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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231 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Fabulous sunsets over Boca Grande”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Each evening the park has many people who come for the sunsets. There are nature trails and a boat launch. Wildlife abounds. There are picnic tables, park benches an shelters.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Engaging, enlightening and entertaining!”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

If you’re looking for a meaningful afternoon, the Peace River Wildlife Center at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda is a wonderful option. Since 1978, this rehabilitation facility has treated over 100,000 injured or orphaned birds and small animals. The volunteer staff are knowledgeable and passionate about their work; their engaging narration as you tour the center is both entertaining and informative. Be sure to visit their gift shop – a vital source of fundraising for them – and view their unique array of quality items, including necklaces, wall art, t-shirts, souvenir bird ornaments, books and plush songbirds with real bird calls. If you can’t check it out in-person, visit their website where you can view live camera feeds of their habitats, as well as contribute to their cause via monthly adoption or annual sponsorship.

This excursion is great for kids too, as Ponce de Leon Park features a beautiful white sand beach (for playing, not for swimming), a playground, picnic area and boardwalk.

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A nice break”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed walking the pier and talking with the locals about how the fish were biting.
There's some really nice pavilions at the park. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out.
There are also some beautiful historic homes just across the street that you won't want to miss!

Visited April 2013
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Utica, New York
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Volunteers”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Great Volunteers doing great work. They were very informative of what wildlife was there and the work that they do there.

Visited April 2013
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