Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island

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At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, observe the habitats of more than 500 species of land and marine animals living in this protected region along the Atlantic Ocean. This refuge is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and 21 endangered animals. Watch for alligators, manatees, bald eagles, and the Florida panther. Hike, drive, or boat through accessible areas of the park, and be sure to stop by the observation deck for a wider view of your surroundings. The southern part of the refuge is shared with the Kennedy Space Center, which was built in the 1960s. Despite this overlap, much of the 56,656 hectare (140,000 acre) refuge is available for your exploration. You can plan Merritt Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Starting off in the Visitor center is a must, you can pick up a pass for the reserve and get tons of information geared to what you want to see. Another thing not to pas up at the visitor center they....  more »
  • Came in January and we enjoyed it. The scenic drive was nice. If you are a bird watcher, then this is for you. We didn't see a lot of other animals but it was still a pleasurable visit. There are a...  more »
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