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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

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Wonderful place minus the horse flies

The first thing you need to know about this place is - HORSE FLIES of terror. Like, literally... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Well Worth the Trip

This is not a place you'd probably want to fly in from another country to visit (unless you're... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Heidi P
Princeton, Minnesota
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17076 293rd Ave, Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive, Zimmerman, MN 55339
+1 763-389-3323
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The first thing you need to know about this place is - HORSE FLIES of terror. Like, literally swarming around your head. Don't go hiking there in the warmer months if 20+ flies swarming your head will be a bother (I love the outdoors and...More

Thank ExitNo9
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is not a place you'd probably want to fly in from another country to visit (unless you're surprisingly into birds or midwestern animal habitats), but for anyone in the area, it offers spectacular views of marshlands and lots of different birds. If you're looking...More

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Whether you like to get out and explore, stick to the trail or stick to the car--Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge has you covered. There are 2 good, well traveled loop-style trails for walking and snowshoeing or cross country skiing. There is a wildlife loop you...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Relaxing drive through and good exhibits plus several interesting walk paths. This refuge was kept and developed for the wonderful wildlife in this area but is also a refuge for families, seniors, couples, bike riders, hikers, travellers, and picnickers. One of the trailheads hosts a...More

Thank jskmn
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

this time of year you can see so much beauty, from the baby animals to the full bloom of the trees and some flowers , i really can't wait to go back

Thank ronaldp700
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went to try and get some animal photos. Went late in the day and saw Beaver, muskrat, sandhill cranes, Blue Herons, turtles, ducks, geese and lots more. If we're to go back I would try morning to see if the animals were more lively, then...More

Thank twlr407
Reviewed 30 March 2017

several different kinds of birds, nice trails and lots of prairie. Can drive around and look or get out and walk.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great place to see bald eagles in the wild. Take the wildlife loop when it is open during the summer months.

Thank Brolan
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is among the best places near the Twin cities metro area to view wildlife. There a resident wild turkeys and swans and bald eagle that can be seen nearly year round. We have also often seen other raptors including falcons , hawks and kites....More

Thank jgroh415
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to multiple parts of the Sherburne refuge. With my girlfriend and our two dogs and to hunt myself. The refuge is broken up into 3 zones. Depending on the time of year I recommend doing the research in keeping yourself safe and knowledgeable...More

Thank Flywayking
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Cyn G
30 July 2016|
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Response from Jen M | Reviewed this property |
There isn't much close by, but I would choose one in Princeton, a short ten minute drive from the refuge.