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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Address: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31427
Phone Number: 912-635-4444
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The hospital had a number of cold stunned turtles recovering and we saw a feeding as well as some physical therapy. In addition to being a wealth of information, we saw quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The hospital had a number of cold stunned turtles recovering and we saw a feeding as well as some physical therapy. In addition to being a wealth of information, we saw quite clearly the realities of the sea turtles lives.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great fun for everyone. Very educational and interesting. It was kind of small, but there is a lot packed in the small space

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

An educational experience for all. Many hands on displays and a turtle hospital where you can observe turtles close up, see turtles feeding and watch the dedicated staff repair damaged turtles. Well worth spending a few hours here as part of your Jekyll Island visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We arrived at the right time to catch the 'turtle talk' about different kinds of sea turtles. We met a staffer who is attending GA Tech and was happy to answer questions. Our 'children' are in their early 20s and enjoyed our visit as much as my 70ish mother. As we were leaving, we encountered a sick turtle crossing the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were looking for something to do to fill a couple of hours on a Sunday morning and came across this place. It's small and you can do everything in an hour or so but it is well worth the time and small admission fee ($7). I knew that sea turtles were protected but this really explained why and explained... More 

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Midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A good way to learn about sea turtles. It's great for adults and kids because it's interactive. The staff was very willing to share their knowledge about the turtles. There is a fee for the attraction.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited this and took the tour. It was very informative and the guide was extremely knolege...knowlidge.....knowlligable...smart. The games were very interactive and it was fun to watch the doctors tend to an injured turtle. A lot of fun!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was one of the stops my boyfriend and I made during our visit to Jekyll Island. I am a biologist so was very interested in visiting the Center. While the live turtles (those recovering from injuries) were definitely the highlight and more interesting for adults, the inside interactive displays were good for young children. There was some good information... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been coming to Jekyll for over 15 years. This is the first time I have visited the Sea Turtle Center. I live on Amelia Island in Florida and have had the chance to see many turtle nest. But there are so many things I did not know. This was a great experience.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We are truly turtle fans and support any organization that help turtles. The center set up as a learning process for young children. We were more interested in seeing the turtles that had been injured and how they were being treated. The staff was not very interactive. It was explained to us that the formal presentations were at 2:00 and... More 

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