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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Chazy, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I think there are two features I enjoyed the most about Turtle Mound. One is the unspoiled natural beauty of the place, particularly in contrast to much of "developed" Florida. The other is the notion of the prehistoric natives piling millions of oyster shells here and the resulting observation point on the coast. The boardwalk is in excellent shape and... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Toured everywhere including turtle mound. Did you see the oranges growing wild, big and juicy looking?Stay for the orientation movie, maybe take lunch and enjoy Pristine beach, overall enjoyed Saw a whale yesterday about 400 yards offshore!

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New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A new visitors center greets visitors with a great preview of the National Seashore Park. We visited on a cool and windy day, but quickly found ourselves enthralled in the natural beauty of the park, from the Turtle Mound to Eldora House to the seven mile ride. So much to see, easily 1/2 day experience. If you are in New... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is wide open, us disturbed, wonderful walk ways, and peaceful beautiful beaches. Just a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of civilization . Good visitors center too. Clean bathrooms. Very peaceful and natural.

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Virginia Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The left side of road has many access points to swim and view the ocean. The right side is on the bay and is lovely as well. The right side of the road allows your leashed pet to roam with you! There are picnic tables, canoe access points and lovely trails. There is a nice house to visit and the... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My wife and I cycle into the park a couple of times a week. It is very safe and the speed limit is low which is great. We see all kinds of birds , turtles, armadillos, dolphins the odd bob cat and indigo snake which do not bother you. Every time we go there, there is always something new to... More

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Visited this site both last year and this year (last week). It is a historically interesting place and one of the largest middens we have visited. It is well documented and good information is provided as to its purpose and construction. There is a boardwalk (wheel chair friendly) that take you to three look out platforms at the top of... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

All I can say is thank goodness I didn't drive much out of my way and have a Golden Eagle Pass so I didn't pay admission. What a big disappointment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We always see dolphin in these waterways and occasionally, it is fun to observe the pelicans "dive bomb" the dolphin as they try to drive them away from the schools of fish. It is quite a scene and the pelicans always win. The various water ways and inlets make this a get-a-way just a few miles from the busy tourist... More

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rochester hills, michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

You won't find anything here but unspoiled beauty! No food trucks, no vendors, no shops... just miles of beautiful ocean and Intracoastal beauty. The Welcome Center staff are very helpful. We didn't visit the Eldora house, but enjoyed strolling the grounds. Love it here!

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