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Coastal Discovery Museum

70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843-689-6767
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Ranked #6 of 60 Attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The Museum is a small gem on HHI. The museum itself is very interesting in terms of the exhibits offered. There are various lectures and classes offered on a regular basis. The grounds are beautiful. The 2 hour Gullah tour leaves from this location. The tours are offered twice a day. This is an opportunity to learn about the Gullah... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not a whole lot here, but some good history and friendly staff. The live oaks and camilias themselves are worth the trip. I plan to go back when the butterflies are about in the butterfly garden.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wonderful information about the waterways and marshes staffed by knowledgable people who enjoy sharing this area.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The gift shop and gallery of the coastal Discovery Museum was the best I saw on the Island. I found many books to take home as well as gifts for others. The Gullah Tour that leaves from the museum was a worth while experience ...

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is beautiful! Exquisite old oak trees, butterfly building and a boardwalk leading through the marsh. Almost everyday there more than one class on the event schedule to choose from. You can learn the history of the sweet grass basket and try your hand at making one. Kayak in Jarvis Creek or learn the critters of the low country.... More

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Hornell, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everything this museum does is quality. We went to the audobon nature center for the Thursday morning walk with a guide. The guides are all volunteers and they are all certified naturalists and experts in their field. If you are interested in nature...Its awesome. We also rode bikes to the Honey Horn location. It is well marked and very informative.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We love the Coastal Discovery Center. It has an indoor facility with displays of historical photos, nature exhibits and local crafts. The outdoor areas include nature exhibits and boardwalks in the wetlands, agricultural history from the area, giants old trees, and more. It is a great place to spend an hour or two.

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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a must-see for visitors and area residents to find about the history of Hilton Head. You can do this just by walking around and reading the placards or by taking a tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. (You can also go on a tour with a local Gullah!)

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With so much shopping and seeing the communities on the island, it was a wonderful time spent to see the natural side of the island. Not being native to the area we really enjoyed learning more about the native wildlife and even the history in the museum. Time well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The guide gave us an insight of the Gullah people, the lives, traditions, religion. He was extremely informative and enjoyable.

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