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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
Phone Number: 9103290222
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We visited the rescue center on a Monday around1:30pm . There was a long line but it moved really fast. Plus there were summer campers who were giving us little information talks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visited the rescue center on a Monday around1:30pm . There was a long line but it moved really fast. Plus there were summer campers who were giving us little information talks about poaching and what turtles eat. When we got inside there was a really col gift shop. All the turtles had great stories and the students who were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This could have been a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. We felt very rushed as there was a huge line and the staff kept pushing us along. We didn't get to really watch them work with the turtles as we thought we were going to be able to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a new facility, moved off the island a couple years ago. Large and pleasant, it is reached by taking the road alongside the miniature golf course. They had had a major release of rehabilitated turtles the week before so only had a few for us to see. They provided good information on the dangers these turtles face from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome place! There was a line but moves fast, get there early! My teenagers even enjoyed it! It was affordable, fun, and interesting.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The volunteers provide a lot of interesting information about the rescued sea turtles. The tour is short but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for an hour. The sweet woman who was welcoming the guests told us they did 400 people an hour! The tour was only 20 minutes, but very informative and lovely to see the sea turtles happy and peacefully swimming in their pools. We were disappointed that, after such a long line, we didn't have a longer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is such a fabulous place. You can see and learn so much about the sea turtle! It would be a great place to bring children and help them learn about sea life. Also some cute things for sale to help the hospital.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have watched this place grow over the years from a little one room facility to this big beautiful "hospital" they have today. The kids absolutely love coming every year to see Lennie, the blind guy these fine folks have taken in. This is the best 5 bucks you will spend on your vacation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived 20 minutes before opening, so we were admitted in the first 50. Tour is 30-40 minutes through the stations walking at your own pace. There are lots of volunteers to give info and answer questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was so interesting to learn about and see the Sea Turtles. It is a great place to visit and learn how the Sea Turtle is being cared for. The volunteers who work there were so kind and helpful and full of information. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Address: 302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
Phone Number: 9103290222
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City

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