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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is well worth the time whether you go for the beautiful scenery, the interesting history or the outdoor experience. There's multiple short walking trails in addition to beach access. I love this park, but there's a couple of important tips you need to know. (1) Remember BUG spray. The area is between the well named Mosquito Lagoon and the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

nice walk in...self tour...nice views...not enough info on signs...definite photo ops...boardwalk somewhat handicap friendly

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Ojai, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My parents love going here, Ive been a few times. The turtles are the cutest things! A nice boardwalk, but gets a bit hot in the summertime not a lot of shade on the walk.

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Patchogue, New York
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really Nice small walking trail to this historic site. Took some nice pictures. Saws manatees and dolphins.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family walked up the boardwalk to the top of turtle mound. It only took about 5-10 minutes of actual walking. The views were great but beware of the spiders. If your family is squeamish about spiders you may want to skip this one during the rainy season. Along all the sides and hanging overhead were huge banana spiders, we're... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a great time hiking up to the top of the turtle mound. It was interesting to learn the mound had no relation to turtles, but instead was built as an observation sight for and by the Indian inhabitants. The cost here is just beautiful and a must see!

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New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great little outing - they have swimming, hiking and beautiful views from atop of Turtle Mound. We saw turtles, an armadillo, a historic house and great views. Worth the trip. Nominal fee as this is a National Park

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Turtle mound is a prehistoric site located in the Canaveral National Seashore, just south of Bethune Beach. After paying just $5 per car to enter the National State Park ($1 for pedestrians or cyclists), you'll see the parking for the Mound just on the right. A well maintained boardwalk leads to a picnic area by the Intracoastal and another branch... More

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Remarkable that so.mething 2000 years old still exists for all to see.There is a great view from up top of the mound. The Cape Canaveral Seashore is amazing. Lots of prickly pear cactus blooming and wild flowers. The visitors centre has a film and also nice displays and several turtle shells that are huge.

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