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National Wildlife Visitor Center - US Fish & Wildlife Service @ Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708
(301) 497-5760
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    The center is located at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s 12,000-acre Patuxent Research Refuge, established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. Explore wildlife and the environment in a Smithsonian-quality experience featuring interactive exhibits. The focus is on global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, and life cycles. Magnificent walking trails are also available. But for those who would rather sit, enjoy the view from the tram tours.