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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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small wonder

A nice little gem of a sanctuary. If you take your time, you will see an abundance of wild life... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Melbourne, Florida
Great to view wildlife.

This place is often very quiet and peaceful. You can drive around the ponds or walk. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Melbourne, Florida
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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A nice little gem of a sanctuary. If you take your time, you will see an abundance of wild life, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Please, just make a small donation to keep it going. It's free.

Thank bellbouy
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This place is often very quiet and peaceful. You can drive around the ponds or walk. It's a great place to observe the wildlife. There are plenty of gators to see and a lot of different types of birds.

Thank PJWarncke
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went on a Tuesday afternoon and found several other watchers there. Saw a few birds and only three alligators. The birds were mostly the more widely seen in Florida. (Herons, Coots, Egrets, etc. All three gators were juveniles and were in the water. Trip is...More

Thank Teachcool
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Forget Disney and Universal go here instead. take time to walk the trails Bring A hat and sunscreen as there is not much shade to you get back to your car.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 14 September 2017

An amazing place that is free!! You can walk the paths and spend hours or you can drive slowly and see nests and sometimes animals! If you're in a hurry drive through slowly!! There are many serious photographers taking pictures!! By walking, we took my...More

Thank qgirl721
Reviewed 3 September 2017

You can drive most of the trail, but you will see a lot more if you walk. The best time to visit is spring and fall. Temps will make walking in the sun (no shade anywhere) a lot more enjoyable and there will be a...More

Thank spinningwood
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great place to see and photograph local and mitrating wildlife. A no cost experience for viewing Florida wildlife by walking, bike or car. A birdwatcher's paradise!

Thank herblin50
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visit the wetlands several times a week for a enjoyable walk or drive often taking my grandson. This place is a beautiful wildlife preserve right on the edge of civilization. There are many opportunities to experience and watch many of the animals and birds...More

Thank waynebY9920YT
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This wetland park is a educational as well as photographic venue for migrating birds and Florida native creatures. Bike, walk or drive thru the park on maintained gravel roads. Pullouts, planned viewing decks and towers are at the visitors disposal. Maps are available with a...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We go to these wetlands any time we have company and often just to take a leisurely drive around. We love to see the gators and birds. It's a very peaceful thing to do. If it's too wet, they close it down since the roads...More

Thank mcaccardi
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12 September 2017|
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Response from herblin50 | Reviewed this property |
Alligators are always there but not always visible. Depends on time of year, air and water temperature. Sunny days when water is cooler the siting are more numerous.
Darby K
16 April 2017|
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
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Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
The official operating hours vary as follows: April through September 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily February, March, October 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Daily November through January 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily Hope that helps!