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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of two National Parks located on Florida′s Space Coast, the other being the Canaveral National Seashore. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the refuge is home to American bald eagles, alligators, manatees, bobcats, armadillos and more. Built as a overlay of Kennedy Space Center, take your time and explore this natural wonder which provides opportunities to hunt, bird watch, observe manatees, hike (the refuge has three nature trails, one that′s handicap accessible) and kayak. Don′t forget your camera and insect repellent.

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