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Address: McGregor, MN
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This 18,000-acre preserve is home to an impressive array of wildlife.

This 18,000-acre preserve is home to an impressive array of wildlife.

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Short visit - beautiful area

Nice place to hike and drive through. Saw several deer, geese, gross and many other birds. Lots of history tied to this area as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
rjnjway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hike and drive through. Saw several deer, geese, gross and many other birds. Lots of history tied to this area as well.

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McGregor, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

always fun to go thru this refuge n see what wildlife we can spot there are a few lakes and a nice long trail to follow with your vehicle every trip tru brings a spotting of some new wildlife

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Check for ticks! We picked up plenty. The trails were marked and we learned about the wild rice and history of the place which was interesting.

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McGregor, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A great year round treat. Fun self guided auto tour with map and points of interest. Lots of trails, with surprisingly varied habitat. Indian burial grounds. Good place to kayak and fish. We live ten minutes away and go all the time. Free admittance....can't beat it.....get going!!!

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Thank William W
Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

What a treasure! Displays in the Visitor's center are interesting and drive through the refuge is fabulous!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Rice Lake and the surrounding 18,000 acres is a delight for the wildlife enthusiast. Coming in mid-October during the height of the migrations must be a truly astonishing experience, but it would be most interesting at any time. The visitor center is very informative and the ranger was very willing to give insights about the refuge. The ten stops along... More 

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