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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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We Loved this Scenic Spot

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
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Patchogue, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 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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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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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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New Jersey
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great little outing - they have swimming, hiking and beautiful views from atop of Turtle Mound. We saw turtles, an armadillo, a historic house and great views. Worth the trip. Nominal fee as this is a National Park

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Turtle mound is a prehistoric site located in the Canaveral National Seashore, just south of Bethune Beach. After paying just $5 per car to enter the National State Park ($1 for pedestrians or cyclists), you'll see the parking for the Mound just on the right. A well maintained boardwalk leads to a picnic area by the Intracoastal and another branch... More 

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Remarkable that so.mething 2000 years old still exists for all to see.There is a great view from up top of the mound. The Cape Canaveral Seashore is amazing. Lots of prickly pear cactus blooming and wild flowers. The visitors centre has a film and also nice displays and several turtle shells that are huge.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Native American history gets ignored by most in our Eurocentric society, so a fair and balanced presentation is both appreciated and welcome, find both at this site which is also a nice nature walk

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I think there are two features I enjoyed the most about Turtle Mound. One is the unspoiled natural beauty of the place, particularly in contrast to much of "developed" Florida. The other is the notion of the prehistoric natives piling millions of oyster shells here and the resulting observation point on the coast. The boardwalk is in excellent shape and... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Toured everywhere including turtle mound. Did you see the oranges growing wild, big and juicy looking?Stay for the orientation movie, maybe take lunch and enjoy Pristine beach, overall enjoyed Saw a whale yesterday about 400 yards offshore!

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New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A new visitors center greets visitors with a great preview of the National Seashore Park. We visited on a cool and windy day, but quickly found ourselves enthralled in the natural beauty of the park, from the Turtle Mound to Eldora House to the seven mile ride. So much to see, easily 1/2 day experience. If you are in New... More 

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