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National Wildlife Visitor Center
Based on 21 traveler reviews
nice for young children; older kids bored
Jul 10, 2014 by: Elias David B from
Where do take children on a cold, rainy day? This free museum is something nice. They don't sell food and you won't spend more than an hour here. I think this would be great for kids in grades 1-4
May 17, 2014 by: B J from Huntley, Illinois
I just finished completing a 4 day course held in the visitor's center. The facility is very well maintained and has many features I was unable to utilize. As for hosting an event- it was very adequate. The hours were slightly restrictive, but the largest disappointment was there is virtually zero cell phone coverage in the building and there is no WIFI- so if you need that kind of thing make sure they have added it before you book your event.
Lots to See and Do
May 15, 2014 by: JustMeBernie from Bowie, Maryland
Great place to learn and see something new, lots of nature trails (wear something comfortable and bring water), lots of wildlife.
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.
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