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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 didn't have a wait, and the volunteers spent a lot of time educating us on the different turtles and thier recovery. The interns were very knowledgable as well. It was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a wait, and the volunteers spent a lot of time educating us on the different turtles and thier recovery. The interns were very knowledgable as well. It was very worth the time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lots to learn and see. Was lucky enough to watch the release of two "patients". Wonderful work!! I'll never forget this awesome experience!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When we went, I believe there were more people there than on the beach. The line was actually out the door, and they were bringing people in only as others left. The line moved quickly though. Just a heads up, the road in is a bit rough. The tour itself is inexpensive but quick. After you enter the building and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is definitely small and can get very crowded, but we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The kids loved the turtles and hearing about how they are cared for. Great organization to support.

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Clymer, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Should have more then just loggerheads and admission was confusing!!!Good friendly people and they know their stuff~~~

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My kids absolutely loved this. They got two cute turtles from the gift shop that they sleep with and workers were very informative

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Surf City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a group with 3 children-6, 4 and 20 months. After a Wait in line the fun began. They were all interested and listened. So excited to look at the shells and see the turtle nest and turtles. They have seen the nest marked on the beach and this visit made it all seem real! They all left with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday afternoon (I heard a volunteer tell someone that Tuesday and Thursday are the busiest days). The line took approximately an hour to wind through. One you are inside the core of the building you will see a large room with multiple holding tanks, one rescued sea turtle in each. You stop by about six tanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a new facility, opened 2 summers ago. It used to be in a much smaller building on the other end of Topsail, so if you ever went to that one (and even if you didn't), you'll appreciate this one. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the noon opening (it's closed Wed. and Sunday) because a line will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We "liked" them on facebook- and were able to find out about stuff like a turtle release they were doing one morning on the beach! they released 2 rehabed turtles back into the ocean- and it was a wonderful experience. we went to the hospital that afternoon and saw many of the same volunteers we had spoken to in the... More 

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