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The Turtle Hospital

2396 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2232
305-743-2552
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Verona, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I notice that some reviewers have said this is suitable for families with children, but there were none during our visit, just a lot of big kids! Our knowledgeable guide introduced us to the residents of the hospital, both temporary and permanent, and was happy to answer all of our questions. We were so impressed with the work carried out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were so excited to visit the Turtle Hospital, thought it would be a great thing for my nephew. However, it's not for little kids. The lecture, while very informative, was to long and to slow to keep the attention of a 1 yr old. We had also hoped to be able to touch them and we're given instructions to... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I wasn't too fussed about going but my partner loves these animals so we had to go. To my surprise it was excellent, very informative (& heartbreaking) but also positive about the work they do and for the future. Our educator was excellent and it felt very personal when she was walking around telling us about individual cases. The only... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm vegan and an animal activist. I don't go to zoos, aquariums or Sea World. I was very impressed by The Turtle Hospital. It's obvious that they are passionate about rehabilitating the turtles as well as educating people on what they can do to help. The approach they take with their education is great, they state the facts and allow... More

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Southern California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

These people are doing good work for turtles. They have a one and a half hour tour that has both an informational section and a hospital tour. All money from the tour and store goes to help fund rescue and surgery for turtles in the region. They know their stuff. We learned a lot and it was a great pleasure... More

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction is probably more for families with children and teens -we really enjoyed touring the turtle hospital, learning about all of the turtle rescues that are done, and meeting the turtles around the grounds. This facility houses many turtles that can't survive in the wild because they have been hit by boats or injured by fishing. The staff was... More

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Stevensville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went on a tour of this turtle hospital and I didn't think is was going to be that interesting. Boy, was I wrong! They explained in great detail the different diseases and dangers that could bring these gentle creatures into their care. They really seamed to know their business and you could tell they all felt very deeply about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I thought it was very interesting and it needs all the support it can get.They are doing a great job down there.

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Key West, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As a long time Florida Keys resident, I finally had the opportunity to participate in the Turtle Hospital 90 minute tour. The tour guide was awesome and shared so much with the participants. The facility is amazing. The Turtle Hospital is a heart warming example of how the visions of a small group of people evolved into a non-commercial, environmentally... More

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Little Silver, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The staff is well informed about the turtles and you get to see them in action. You realize just how much they are helping them.

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