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“Bird Sanctuary and park are worth a visit!”

Peace River Wildlife Center
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Springfield, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bird Sanctuary and park are worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

The Bird sanctuary is small, but has a wide variety of injured and rescued wild birds, eagles, sea birds of all kinds and a wonderful collection of owls. Feeding time was a lot of fun to see, too. Nice small beach like area, mangroves to explore and fish from, and park with ample picnic space and a playground.

Visited March 2013
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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61 reviews
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

They do a remarkable job with the wildlife here. The volunteers who work here treat the animals like their children. They are all well exhibited and beautiful to see . This is a gem for the children to interact with the wildlife.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Peace River Wildlife Center. This is a must.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

The Peace RIver Wildlife Center is located at the Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda. GO THERE. Right on the water, there's a little beach, place to have a picnic. A fishing platform, place to put in a small boat (BEST - A Kayak, and paddle up through the Mangroves). Watch the sunset - doesn't get much better than this! The Wildlife Center itself is a treasure. Native birds and small wildlife - most rescued - beautifully protected and loved by the dedicated staff. A great little gift shop. Donations requested - you will definitely want to donate to this special organization! NOW - the precious little white owl that had been (apparently) kicked out of the next because he is not supposed to be all white....he's being raised as an ambassador for the center and he is captivating. A charmer!

If you're a wine drinker, go online and purchase the private label Peace River Wildlife Center wines from Benefit Wines. We served these at our Christmas Party this year and they were all wonderful. You'll have some good wine, while supporting a great cause!

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Sherry C
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful wildlife center and lovely park by the water.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank YerTizUS
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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224 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Fabulous sunsets over Boca Grande”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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