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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: W7996 20th St W, Necedah, WI 54646-7531
Phone Number: +1 800-877-8339
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Peaceful surroundings; Educational for all ages

State of the art building with green technologies tucked back away from it all. Open Saturdays. Nice trails & an exterior restroom if center isn't open. 4 seasons of outdoor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

State of the art building with green technologies tucked back away from it all. Open Saturdays. Nice trails & an exterior restroom if center isn't open. 4 seasons of outdoor exploration.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Fall is amazing!! The migration of sandhill cranes is truly breathtaking. That's the only reason it gets three stars. And don't get me wrong, in summer we saw birds. But the trails are poorly marked and it's easy to get lost - especially Lupine "Loop". So be mindful of direction. Hot and little solace of shade in summer months.

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Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We did the self guided auto tour and it was a great. We hiked some of the trails but we did have one issue....the roads and trails are not clearly marked in some instances on the paper maps and the billboard maps. Perhaps color coding would work better. It is a wonderful tour and we were able to see a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great place for wildlife viewing, whether from hiking trails or car drive through. Fabulous bird watching....cranes, egrets, osprey, eagles, woodpeckers, waterfowl, and more! Not many people know about this place, but it should be on every nature-lover's list of destinations!

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Necedah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Over 44,000 acres to explore and see many different types of wildlife. Woodpeckers, Whooping Cranes, Sandhill Cranes, Eagles, egrets, grouse, turkey, bears, deer, wolves and many small birds. Drive around in your car or on the designated ATV road route. Stop at the Visitor Center and the bookstore for some nice gifts. Great way to enjoy nature.

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Necedah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

A very large refugee for much to offer a family or individual. Has a fantastic gift shop, an educational center for learning for all ages! A short video about the whooping crane project at the refuge as well. Many opportunities for youth to be involved in conservation as well. The refugee is a place to hike many of the trails,... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We stopped at the visitor center and got a friendly welcome and good orientation. We took the walkway close to the visitor center and spotted both sandhill cranes and whooping cranes. We then spotted eagles a bit farther along on the trail. Then we went on the drive around the refuge and spotted more wildlife. The Red Headed woodpeckers were... More 

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We finally went and visited but it was a very hot day. So we did some exploring and the building and the refuge is amazing and the people were very helpful. We explored in a short hike and got a lot of information and we will be back for sure on a cooler day and can't wait. It is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

43,000 acres of varied woodlands and lakes. Hike through the woods or along boardwalk trails. Many different trails available for all lengths of hike, from a 1/4 mile to 3 and 1/2 miles, depending on the weather and the time you have to spend. Excellent birding, including the very rare Whooping Crane in the warmer months. Benches along the way... More 

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LAPORTE, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is an outstanding hidden gem that should be more publicized. This is an amazing nature refuge of wetlands full of wildlife. After pioneer farming and draining of the natural wetlands failed the federal government used the Civit Conservation Corps during the depression to return the land to its natural wetland wildlife state as it had been when the Native... More 

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