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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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Excellent Rehabilitation Facility

This was a real learning experience and good for all ages. It is a bargain at $5.00 plus tax for adults. Senior citizens pay a little less. They need a membership for locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a real learning experience and good for all ages. It is a bargain at $5.00 plus tax for adults. Senior citizens pay a little less. They need a membership for locals.

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was very small but it was nice to see the turtles, they are truly a non-profit. They were very nice.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to take the kids! The workers were very knowledgable on the turtles. Will go back again.

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Napoleon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed learning about the sea turtles and the summer interns were passionate about teaching people. Agree with others that it was miserably hot standing in line to get in. Because it is a small facility and they guide you from exhibit to the next exhibit, they only take about 10 people at a time. Then you move through the facility... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital is a must see for visitors or anyone who has never seen a hurt sea turtle. The facility is brand new and the staff is amazing. Hours are limited as this is a real hospital. Releases are held periodically (mostly early June). Come see these sweet turtles and you will never throw that random piece... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We loved the sea turtle rehab facility! It is close to Surf City and was easy to find! The people here are so nice and knowledgable! We learned so much and had a blast! The turtles are adorable! A Topsail must visit!!!!

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Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a clean turtle hospital. The staff is very knowledgeable about the turtles. They have different stages set up to inform the public about plastics and how harmful they can be to the turtles in the wild and the different shells. So interesting!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Injured & sick Sea Turtles from up and down the Atlantic coast are brought to this facility to recover. They are then released back into the ocean when they are healthy. The center has organized tours of the facility with year with summer interns and year around volunteers. Check their webpage for tour times because they change with the tourist... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a really neat attraction! I enjoyed learning about the different stages of their lives and how each one was injured then brought to the hospital for recovery so they can then be released when they heal. One of the turtles was blind and will never be able to go back. Really glad I took my granddaugter there.

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Logan, OH, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a nice, small attraction that is very informative and they explained everything that they do and how to help protect sea turtles. It was a nice visit for our daughters, and they really enjoyed seeing all the different turtles and how they came to be there.

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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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