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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
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Eustis, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is THE BEST beach! Go early in the morning, or no whining when you have to wait in your hot car to get in! There are 5 areas on the beach side, plus a boat launch area. The bathrooms are scary! Bring your own toilet paper! No parking on the beach, which feels like you are doing a good... More

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Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Patchogue, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really Nice small walking trail to this historic site. Took some nice pictures. Saws manatees and dolphins.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family walked up the boardwalk to the top of turtle mound. It only took about 5-10 minutes of actual walking. The views were great but beware of the spiders. If your family is squeamish about spiders you may want to skip this one during the rainy season. Along all the sides and hanging overhead were huge banana spiders, we're... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a great time hiking up to the top of the turtle mound. It was interesting to learn the mound had no relation to turtles, but instead was built as an observation sight for and by the Indian inhabitants. The cost here is just beautiful and a must see!

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