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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

#3 of 77 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Lots of Birds and Gators

Nice area to go for a drive thru the wetlands to see the girds. Migration seasons are the best for... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Melbourne, Florida
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We were disappointed yesterday when we arrived and a chain was across the entrance preventing us... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Barbara V
Hudson, FL
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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice area to go for a drive thru the wetlands to see the girds. Migration seasons are the best for a large varity of Bird to spot. If you go slow amd look, you see many gators as well.

Thank Drv5912nj
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were disappointed yesterday when we arrived and a chain was across the entrance preventing us from entering. We returned later and the entrance was open. I have since found a couple telephone numbers to help in that situation. One is the official number, 321...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went here in search of an alligator! On my recent trip to Florida I really wanted to see an Alligator in its natural habitat (of course from a distance) Of all the places I went to this one is where I finally hit the jackpot....More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We found this very enjoyable. Many, Many birds! Also saw alligators. Beautiful scenery! Be sure to bring binoculars and your camera!

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stop here every year on our way south. It's convenient from I-95 to stop in the evenings and photograph the birds and the sunset. This year we had some great birding opportunities, The sandhill cranes walk right on the road, lots of wading birds...More

Thank Aworld2explor
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited last October, 2016. Will always include a visit to this wetlands whenever we are in the Melbourne, FL area. So much to see. The bird sightings are absolutely wonderful. Saw quite a few gators, but kept a distance. Followed a blue crane and watched...More

Thank Rosi V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The first thing I like to do is open the car windows and hear all the different bird and duck calls! The environment is lovely and peaceful to engage yourself into, very relaxing. The drive in the preserve is slow and you can pull over...More

Thank ellenk557
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Live down the street. We love coming here to see the gators eat birds. Others come to watch the birds. You can drive, bike or walk. Lots of places to stop and enjoy the nature. The back pond has a nice size gator but you...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife is an avid birder and we visit here at least twice every time. It never disappoints. Even with the drought this year this place still had numerous birds and did not disappoint. We went to several other places like Blackpointe Drive and Blue...More

Thank harlings4
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I go to this wetlands pretty often. its a nice ride and some take a walk here. I take all my visitors here and they all love it. There are all sorts of birds in their natural environment. there are also alligators swimming and hanging...More

Thank Laurie L
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Darby K
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
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Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
The official operating hours vary as follows: April through September 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily February, March, October 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Daily November through January 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily Hope that helps!
14 February 2016|
Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
Videography, yes - but they may have an issue with drones although I know of no posted restrictions.