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Sea Turtle Hospital

Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, NC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have been going to the turtle hospital for more than 10 years. This new facility is amazing! So happy to see them growing and expanding. No waiting in the hot sun. We went on a busy, rainy day and the volunteers made sure no one had to stay in the rain. We got to see them working with the... More

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I took my Girl Scout troop and they were very informative and patient with all of their questions. I did feel like however we were rushed thru the experience. We were lucky enough to visit before the new location was open to the public so we did not have to wait in the long lines I read about. We loved... More

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Rochester, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Support the Turtle Hospital with a visit-you will be glad you did. Be SURE to get there early--we arrived at 11:30 and the line was already out to the parking lot. There is an ice cream truck that helps you pass the time while in line and a portion of the proceeds goes to the hospital. They are doing amazing... More

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We Visited the Sea Turtle Hospital on a Friday afternoon. We did have to wait in line for about 45 minutes, but the line moved quickly. While standing in line the volunteers made the time pass by quickly by giving information on the turtles, showing photos, answering questions, etc. Once inside you see the patients and a volunteer tells you... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

At their new location this sea turtle hospital and rehab center is a must see for all ages. Volunteers explain everything about sea turtles and give you a tour and update of the current patients. There are often long lines but it is worth the wait. We waited until the first wave of people was over and got there about... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were on vacation and the weather was not too good for the beach so we went here on a Tuesday. Got there just before noon and sure enough there was a long line out the door, was really good information on turtles and was nice to see them being taken care of. We really need to cut back on... More

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Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the new location on a rainy Tuesday. The line was out the door and the whole way back to the edge of the parking lot. Keep in mind once you make it inside, the line continues. In all we waited about 90 minutes until we started interacting with turtle volunteers. It is worth the wait if you... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Thought it would be a great place to bring our toddler - and after spending nearly 2 hours on the line to get in he was ready to pass out. But he did enjoy seeing the sea turtles up close. Suggestion get there early before doors open so you are at the front of the line or show up closer... More

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kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Sea Turtle Hospital was very educational and a very nice facility. Be prepared to wait at least an hour and a half in line prior to seeing any off the turtles. It is a brand new facility and they need to work on their traffic patterns. Do not wait until it is a cloudy day at the beach to... More

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Radford, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We decided to give this a try during our recent vacation since we were trying to be frugal with our vacation spending. The line was long and it was HOT outside, but the little lady at the front door was so sweet, trying to get as many people inside as she possibly could. The displays are informative, the staff is... More

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