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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-336-6122
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The roads were being paved so we didn't see any ponies on the main road. We were fortunate to be there when they opened the service road and saw quite a few ponies. The refuge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
roytan1947
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Felton, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park was beautiful with its fall colors, a joy to bike around in, even with the construction. No horses showed up but the birds and scenery were beautiful and would definitly come again!

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Thank Lucy K
Felton, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The roads were being paved so we didn't see any ponies on the main road. We were fortunate to be there when they opened the service road and saw quite a few ponies. The refuge is a peaceful place to visit. We did walk some of the trails. Since it was right after Thanksgiving it was very quiet and that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful piece of land to visit, photograph and hike. The bus tour really covers a lot of the history and beauty of the park. Definitely worth the visit.

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Thank Kirsten F
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They are repaving roads, so a good idea to schedule a bus tour or a boat trip to get a good look at the ponies. Just amazing views and animals everytime!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Great little get away. I've been in Spring and Fall- now trying Thanksgiving. Always something to do. Walking, hiking, boat tour or just visit the Beach area and spend the day relaxing.

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Thank Mel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? we drove through a national wildlife refuge and saw beautiful eastern Virginia birds and wild ponies and it was a beautiful late fall day!

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Thank Lorie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was road construction going on. I was unable to get to the lighthouse. But I did see ponies! The scenery is lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through. There was so much to see. The beach was a pleasure. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in November!

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Thank Patti D
Westampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Refuge. It was beautiful. We took the bus trip and walked the trails. We spent time in the visitor center. The park employees were very helpful. Can't wait to go back

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Thank CSLiebs
Marlboro, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply a wonderful refuge with a great visitor's center and easy viewing of wildlife. Have been there several times and plan to visit many more.

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