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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Crestview, Florida
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201 reviews 201 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was looking forward to seeing this shell mound but I had a hard time seeing anything. We stopped at a small parking area that had a sign saying "Turtle Mound Archaeological Site". That was the one and only sign we saw about the mound. Nothing to explain what you are seeing. You walk on a boardwalk to stay above... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I didn't know what to expect, but since it is a National Historic Site my husband and I both wanted to pay it a visit. It's really worth a stop! The mound itself isn't immediately noticeable if you don't know what to look for. It's more like a large, shell-covered landmass than an actual mound. You can hike on and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

climb a small hill, walk through the path in the trees to get a nice view across the river and the ocean.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You find out that Turtlemound is found on old Spanish maps because the Spanish neededepoints of reference as they explored the Florida coast back in the 1500's. At that time the height of the mound would have been closer to 50 foot high making it a prominent point in calculating where the ships were in the vast flatness of this... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have been here many times for their plays. The staff is excellent & it's a very nice local theatre. I really enjoy all the productions.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Canaveral National Seashore allows you to be "at one with nature" - See what Florida was like before the cities were built. My family took a trip here and we all had a fantastic trip! We saw a lot of native plant and wildlife, but sadly we didn't see much of the turtle mound due to a huge storm. We... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Endora house is beautiful, history very interesting must see movie. Amazing boardwalk with markers, dock a great place to see dolphins. Turtle Mound interesting to see

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I walked the trails through Turtle Mound, very pretty scenery. The trails are on raised wooden walkways. You can see for miles at the peak. Great photo op. If you go to Mosquito Lagoon, take bug spray!!! It is named that for a reason. I saw lots of turtles. Beware the last beach in the Canaveral Sea Shore Park is... More 

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Davie, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We woke up early to check out this historic site to beat the heat. The views from the top of mound are great, just beware of spiders! The old house on the property is a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There is a small fee to enter this national park to visit the historic site, but it is worth seeing. This is a 2000 year-old mound with a well maintained wooden walkway over the mound of the Indian shells and other remnants that still exist for all to see. There is a great view from up top of the mound... More 

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