J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957
Visit The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1945 due to the efforts of Sanibel Island residents and famed editorial cartoonist J.N. “Ding” Darling. The best place to start your adventure is the FREE Visitor & Education Center. The Center is full of educational displays, videos, and interactive programs. There is also a wonderful gift shop. Wildlife Drive should be your next stop. It is a four-mile-long road adjacent to the visitors center that is teaming with wildlife. You can drive your own car, bike, walk, or take a guided tram tour with a naturalist. The Drive is open every day, except Fridays. In addition to Wildlife Drive, there are three other trails to explore.