The Peace River Wildlife Center is a great way to see birds and other animals up close while they recover from injuries at the Center. The Center is relatively small, but very well done. Although you can see hawks and eagles flying above, it is truly amazing to see them up close. It is a great place for kids as they can ask questions and enjoy the animals in a very low environment. Admission is free, but they do accept donations and have a nice, small gift show on site. It is only about 10 minutes from Fisherman’s Village in Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda, so combining the two makes for a nice morning or afternoon.