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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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This is well worth the trip to the end of hwy44.Start your visit at the Great information center. See the video....then plan what you want to visit. Historic, nauture, boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the trip to the end of hwy44.Start your visit at the Great information center. See the video....then plan what you want to visit. Historic, nauture, boat ride, beach walk, bird watching. Its all there. Enjoy.

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very pretty spot. A wooden walkway was put in so you can walk "over" the vegetation. Also, if you call the phone number on the sign and enter the location number (the turtle mound is 1), you will hear a park ranger explain the site. Very cool. This is a great spot to picnic or dip in the lagoon. Bring... More 

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Gorgeous, place, gorgeous views, just ignore those ugly banana spiders. My husband and daughter refused to walk under the trees due to the spiders though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's an interesting natural area with untouched shoreline. We went early in the morning to dolphin and manatee watch. The ranger at the gate was sarcastic and rude. He didn't answers questions and was just kind of nasty. Maybe a bad day, but we've never been and wanted some information. The map we got was a printed single sheet with... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 364 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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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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