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

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 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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Maryland
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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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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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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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