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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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Address: 3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: 352-795-3817
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Description: A top archaeological destination for Native American artifacts.

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What a beautiful place full of ancient history. We're talking like 660 A.D.! A beautiful view of the river, where you can fish from the seawall. Lots of places to hang out and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Englewood, FL
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Englewood, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place full of ancient history. We're talking like 660 A.D.! A beautiful view of the river, where you can fish from the seawall. Lots of places to hang out and picnic or whatever.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful. Not crowded at all. But beware of the attack bugs. If you go remember your bug spray! Other than that very pretty and great photos opps!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nicely maintained grounds highlight the mounds left behind by native peoples. The interpretive center was closed when we were there, so it would have been great to learn more. Temple mound is dramatically higher than surrounding lands, and has a staircase to reach the wooden deck overlook panorama of the river and surrounding terrain. Two huge Live oak trees shade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We love History and really enjoyed our visit here. Beautiful area, nice walks, rich history. $3 per car up to 8 people.

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Cornelius NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We focus on the obvious without looking for the day to day life of early inhabitants. I hate to use the phrase "early inhabitants" because they live with us today. Good presentation and excellent conservation work I've been here four times now and each one is an educational experience

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Sebastian, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to learn about the local Native Americans and how they lived. Has a little museum on the premise which shows an eight minute informational video about the site. The woman who welcomed us was helpful and informative. The large ceremonial mound with the stairs was pretty cool. Really makes you think about what life must have been like... More 

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Jacksonville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful site great history of native Americans. Excellent information from staff about area and site. Scenic overlooks, clean grounds, fishing, picnic areas.

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Amissville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not a Florida person, so I was looking for places to fill my time. This is definitely worth a few hours visit.

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Very educational and you simply must climb the steps of the Temple. It is breath taking.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I loved it, but I'm a history buff. The local Native Americans built these mounds for ceremonial purposes and used them for 1,500 years. Not much remains so there is not a lot to actually see, but it is awesome to stand on top of the main mound realizing that it existed for so many generations by an illeterate culture.

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Address: 3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: 352-795-3817
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River

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