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National Wildlife Visitor Center
Based on 18 traveler reviews
Fun and educational too.
Oct 14, 2013 by: John O from Beltsville, Maryland
Take the kids, but don't ignore your inner kid. Lots of interesting things to see and experience. Take the tram around the bature trial but don't miss spying on the wildlife thru the giant binoculars.
Whoop it up!
Aug 03, 2013 by: uwman from Laurel, Maryland
Very nice place to see birds and other wildlife. Trails and tram rides through the area, and many public programs on special topics. But most importantly, this is the site where the NFWS breeds endangered whooping cranes. The chicks are raised here, then transferred to Neceda, Wisconsin, where they are taught to follow an ultralight to their wintering-over habitat in Texas. Due to some very stupid behavior by visitors and hunters, the opportunities to see the whooping cranes are extremely limited. But one can check with the National Wildlife Visitor Center to find when the next public opportunity is. In 1942, there were only 22 whoopers left. Now there are over 500, most living in the wild.
Jul 29, 2013 by: Baseball96 from Laurel, Maryland
It is a nice place to visit, No live animals. It only takes about a half hour or so to go through it..
Nice visitor center and nature walks
Jul 29, 2013 by: Steph9732 from Columbia, MD
The visitor center has many interesting displays and a nice indoor area for observing nature in bad weather or cold. There is guided tram tour with interesting info on local nature. If the weather is nice, enjoy a walk around the lke.
Jul 29, 2013 by: 1216Jane from Laurel, Maryland
Great place for both adults and children to visit. If you are in the area, take advantage of seeing whooping cranes and other endangered species and the success they have had-it's amazing
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