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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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Truly a National Treasure

If you have not visited this historic site in New Smyrna Beach, you should make it a point to do so. A Native American, Indian mound. Fantastic views from the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you have not visited this historic site in New Smyrna Beach, you should make it a point to do so. A Native American, Indian mound. Fantastic views from the top.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's nice to see that areas remain untouched to protect the wildlife. The informational movie at the gift shop provides good insight about the area and tell you about programs locals can join. Nice pathway to enjoy the the beaches and mound and eco areas. Bring bug spray and sun protection and water

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Tavares, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Turtle Mound is a prehistoric archaeological site just south of New Smyrna Beach. Approximately 50 ft high, the turtle-shaped mound contains oyster shells and midden from the Timucuan people. The park itself is very nicely done. It's refreshing to see an undeveloped section of beach in Florida. Beautiful and natural. There's a boardwalk that takes you to the top of... More 

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edgewater,florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful untouched seashore. Quiet and serene. A great place to walk and enjoy mother nature. Might want to take Mosquito spray they can be bad some times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great Panoramic view from the boardwalk. Bring bug spray and you can walk out onto sandbars and test the waters

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Took family here, and with the app for phone made it all that more enjoyable. Watch the time of year, mosquitos and no see um's at sunrise and sunset . Great view from the top and great breeze long walk up but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a peaceful stroll with many self guided plaques if you are looking for local history you will like this spot. The "no" fancy resturants or commercial attractions.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautiful boardwalk up to the top with excellent views and butterflies galore! Walk along the natural shoreline below and you'll see lots of nature including dolphins. We just thought we'd check it out since we've driven past a few times and decided to stop. Definitely worth the stop and we'll return.

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So I'm a nerd, and I'm a huge proponent of understanding some things that are misunderstood - like a lot of Pre-Coloumbian history. As a result, Turtle Mound is a bit of paradise for me. I'll admit that some in my family bore with my nerdish excitement at the site, while others joined in. Whether you like it for the... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We drove in and stopped at the visitor center then on to the sites. Boardwalks through the trees gave welcome relief fro the sun. There were plaques explaining what we were seeing and history of the sites. Watch for spiders and webs, I'm sure they are cleared off in the morning and the spiders rebuild right away. Watch for the... More 

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach

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