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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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Scenic views and beautiful beaches!

This is a nice place to go if you don't want an all day outing. You can park and walk on a couple short boardwalks with places to stop along the way for pictures. It cost $5 to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Clio, Michigan
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Clio, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a nice place to go if you don't want an all day outing. You can park and walk on a couple short boardwalks with places to stop along the way for pictures. It cost $5 to get into the park. Its a great place for couples who want a more relaxed and way less crowded beach. There's a... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

a visit to Canaveral National Seashore is a must for anyone visiting New Smyrna Beach who would like to see Florida before the developers came. This site Historic site is an easy walk on an elevated boardwalk to enjoy wonderful views of the seashore.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went to turtle mound at Canaveral National Seashore park. It's an easy park to spend a leisurely day; whether you like to hike, ride your bike, lay on the beach or sit & watch the ocean .Almost always guaranteed to see an armadillo or 2; sometime dolphins in the lagoon, and interesting vegetation. Turtle sighting dependent on time of year... More 

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Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was a last minute trip for us and I'm glad we stopped before heading home. Although you can walk around turtle mound fairly quickly, easily, it was interesting to learn about the mound and see all of the shells that have accumulated to make this site. There is a boardwalk type ramp that you walk up to see views... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you want to explore some of "old Florida", and have a scenic view of both the intracoastal, and the ocean, at the same time then this is a place to hit! There are wooden boardwalks made that will guide the walker up through mangrove trees, and natural FL vegetation. As the foliage becomes more dense, be careful of spider... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Located in the National Park at the south end of A1A (South Atlantic Boulevard) in New Smyrna Beach, this large mound on the shores of Mosquito Bay is worth a visit. It is easily accessible with a boardwalk that takes the visitor to the top of the mound. Exhibit boards tell this history of this shell mount -- which essentially... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

…which gets you in to the park free if you carry a National Park Pass! We only had a little time after riding the Turtlemound Pontoon boat tour -- so we felt we needed to go see the Turtlemound itself -- a spectacular exhibit of an oyster shell mound. It is quite amazing that so much vegetation can grow on... More 

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Buffalo
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Turtle Mound is actually a giant pile of oyster shells and bones built up by the natives over hundreds of years. At a height of 45 feet it is the highest natural formation in Florida. I'm sure that it was used as an observation platform to watch for whale and turtle migrations and of course invading tribes. The views from... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The deep history of the area is found at Canaveral National Seashore. Close your eyes....take a deep breath.....open your eyes and Ponce de Leon is standing before you !!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent 2 days in the park walking the paths and beach drove both ends of the park south one day north the other their is a lot to see if you just take the time

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