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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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Turtle Mound - Worth the Stop!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

True nature at it's best. Tons of butterflies make this their home. Seashells all over the beach. Parking lots fills up early .

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Clio, Michigan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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