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Peace River Wildlife Center

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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Worth the visit

Not a huge place but they do have a variety of animals to include some in cages and also free... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cindy R
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Nice place

The center is small but has a lot of birds to see. A volunteer or staff member walked with us and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen M
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“injured birds” (51 reviews)
“ponce de leon” (73 reviews)
“bald eagles” (39 reviews)
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3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6312
+1 941-637-3830
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a huge place but they do have a variety of animals to include some in cages and also free flying birds. Donations are at the beginning of the walk into this facility. A nice trail through the center and talks every once in a...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center is small but has a lot of birds to see. A volunteer or staff member walked with us and talked to us about the birds. We happened to be there at snack time for the pelicans; that was awesome to see.

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice inexpensive way to pass an afternoon. Many Florida birds being rehabilitated in a clean and comfortable location. Staff was informative and nice and there are informational signs near all of the wildlife.

Thank TLDL1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peace River Wildlife Center is always on my list of places to take visitors. You can see a wide variety of birds (as well as other small animals) that have been taken in for rehabilitation. The up close views of the owls and eagles...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased with the variety of birds on display. The facility is small, but very tidy. Enjoyed my tour.

Thank VeteranCommittee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peace River wildlife center is a volunteer organization for the most part, and it is home to a collection of injured birds such as pelicans, hawks, bald eagles, ibis, owls, cranes, and many more. There is also a marsh bunny, a possum, and a squirrel....More

Thank travelingtaurus2016
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Their mission may be great yet target audience would be children less than 4 years. General lack of staff enlightening visitors on aviary facts and overall mission. Enjoyed the Ponce de Leon park and boat dock, the water and green space was an unexpected bonus...More

Thank obewan80
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Enviromentalist You'll Love it, adults and kids alike will enjoy some of the exotic animals. Enough different species to keep all entertained.

Thank John Y
Reviewed 8 August 2017

People here help those injured and rehab birds, others. A great educational stop with the kids and more fun gift shop. Lets kids see birds up close and the volunteers are wonderful.

Thank maryellenracealot
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Peace River Wildlife Center is located approximately 5 minutes from Punta Gordo just south of the town. This is a small, voluntary and charitable organization that takes in rescued wildlife. The volunteer that greeted us said they have 10-12 admissions a day. Anything apart...More

1  Thank GightRunner
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Karen H
20 June 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, only the gift shop is covered!
Virginia F
11 November 2016|
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Response from MissouriVacation | Reviewed this property |
About 20 minutes by car. Follow Marion Street to the West until it ends at Ponce Park and you are there.
Virginia F
11 November 2016|
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Response from SLanahan | Reviewed this property |
The Peace River Wildlife Center is 15.5 miles away from Burnt Store Marina and it's about 26 minutes to get there depending on traffic.