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Sea Turtle Hospital

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Address: Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, NC
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Wonderful Experience

It's such a wonderful experience to see how these beautiful creatures are taken care of, with Love and Dedication, by such a caring staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's such a wonderful experience to see how these beautiful creatures are taken care of, with Love and Dedication, by such a caring staff.

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Cookeville, Tenn
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had been to the old hospital a couple of time and very excited to visit the new location. Beautiful building Very friendly workers. Yes the line was very long and we got rained on while we waited but it was worth it. Once the line gets into the building there are lots of things to see and people to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The only problem is I wish the tour was longer! They do great work here and it's amazing to see the sea turtles up close and personal. I think this place is definitely worth a visit.

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brandon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

I visit this place once a year. Love the care that they give the turtles. Love that Jean Beasley is also on the grounds and talks to the guests. And I love, love the gift shop! Lots of great gifts with sea turtles!!

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Catlett, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This was a great visit overall, but I wish the tour lasted longer. I thought it would be more hands on and give more info. All you really do is walk through the hospital and they tell you about each turtle. My youngest daughter who is 6 really enjoyed herself.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Sea Turtle Hospital is a must see. They are doing great work for injured sea turtles. The tour was informative and interesting for both adults and children. We visited in mid-October and saw 16 turtles under the hospital's care. Some will be rehabbed and released, others will go to aquariums and others will be permanent residents of the hospital... More 

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Chester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Kudos to the great volunteers who work so hard to protect and mend our endangered sea turtles. Give Lennie a kiss.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great cause worth supporting. Keep in mind they have a new building on the mainland of Tailsail beach but many of the web site and printed guides still list it as being on the island. They are still growing into their new building so a number of the exhibits ate "in progress". The volunteers are most knowledgeable and very friendly.... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There were four adults in our group and we all thought this was one of the best experiences of our week at the beach. The long line (1.5 hours but it's only open 2 hours/2days a week in the off season) was daunting so I wouldn't recommend it to the under 10 crowd. The facilities were wonderful, the staff and... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The newly enlarged hospital, complete with surgical and diagnostic facilities is awesome. To be able to see and hear about the actual patients they are caring for is a great experience. Lots to learn. It is phenomenal that the operation including the hatching and next analysis is carried out by an enthusiastic team of volunteers! For the hospital tour, be... More 

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