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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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Address: 10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
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+1 321-637-5521
08:00 - 17:00
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Whats not to like it's free.

You can always find gators. Even had one walk right across the road in front of our car. Must go well before sunset. Lots of birds. I would not recommend walking the gators can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Deborah B
Melbourne, Fl, United States
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Melbourne, Fl, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can always find gators. Even had one walk right across the road in front of our car. Must go well before sunset. Lots of birds. I would not recommend walking the gators can be right next to the road.

Thank Deborah B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are marginally interested in watching birds or a die-hard birder, do not miss this incredible spot. It is a series of dirt roads around ponds and wetlands. You will see beautiful and uncommon birds. The harder you look, the more you see! I even saw otters. Because you drive at a very slow speed, it takes at least... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun drive, doesn't take too long and we saw multiple alligators and all different kinds of birds. Definitely a fun thing to do with kids!

Thank Amy H
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family really enjoyed coming out here and seeing the wildlife we had not seen before. The drive isn't too long and you can get out and walk in areas. I am guessing you walk anywhere you can drive. I am looking forward to going back.

Thank Sabrena L
Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went there hoping to see birds and alligators, and we were not disappointed. Several gators were sunning themselves along the shores, and birds were plentiful. Anhingas drying their wings were perched on stumps and trees. We saw several kinds of herons, egrets, and ibises, as well as ospreys, moorhens, and American coots. However, the highlight of our visit was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's so unusual for anything to be free and worthy, this place is both. It was hot when I went and I started to walk, but changed my mind. It's pretty long and I recommend driving. I saw my first alligator here and tons of beautiful birds. Well worth the trip!

Thank Susan T
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are lucky to live only three miles from this location. We are Irish and every time we have visitors over, we bring them for a walk up here. This place never fails to impress, from the beautiful birds and nature, to the gators (which you will always see). This area also has one of the best sunsets, you will... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love this place. a small area of wetland with cranes, ospreys, ibis, limpkin, hawks, coots & moorhens, bitten and so many more. Yesterday a snapped great photos os an anhinga fishing and 10-12 foot gator taking in the warmth. Walk round, take your time and enjoy!

Thank MichaelandAnn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice and peaceful area for a walk. This place is loaded with wildlife, from alligators to countless species of birds.

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Melbourne, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just down the road from my house. Great "break time" to go and see the wild life. Winter time is best for the birding aspect.

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