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San Diego Sights

Wildlife Research Institute

  • 18030 Highland Valley Rd. Map It
  • Ramona
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

The 4,000 acres of grasslands that have been preserved in the Ramona Valley are a good place to enjoy seeing wildlife in a natural setting. The grasslands are typical of much of the Southern California landscape before development. A half century ago grasslands formed the backdrop for Western movies where cowboys rode off into the sunset. This small parcel supports more raptors than any other place in Southern California and is home to falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles, as well as bobcats, coyotes, and badgers.

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18030 Highland Valley Rd., Ramona, California, 92065, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Hrs vary according to scheduled events. Call for reservations.

Updated 10/23/2014


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