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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 #8 of 60 Attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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Springville, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you have an hour or two, this was an interesting place to learn about Hilton Head plantations and Gullah culture. There's not a whole lot to it, but it's a nice place to stroll about and learn a few tidbits.

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Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nice grounds with displays of older buildings from the past. Museum has great information and a wonderful display for children. Nice walking trails around the grounds and into the marshy area. Butterfly garden was nice but sparse on the butterflies at this time. Great pavilion area that would be wonderful for events on the grounds.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The place in general doesn't really have much. A walking path with 2 horses, a barn, flowers and some docks. There is a small museum as well. They do have a lot of programs we did 2 and both were great. I wouldn't really recommend going there unless you go a program. We did the critter meet and greet. They... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

like the venues; venders were great; I think that each venue should not have an admission one admission to entire museum is enough visitors with children don't want to have to pay individually for each venue at the museum Liked the old museum better for cost

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Kent, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

First visit to this beautiful plantation property with a little something for everyone. Original buildings, a butterfly enclosure, educational garden showing crops grown in the plantation days, artwork, local crafts on display and for sale, beautiful live oaks, camellia garden, historical displays, children's room, information about the sea turtles and other local wildlife, and a boardwalk by an oyster bed... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On Sunday, our last day on HHI, we were having trouble finding something we all wanted to do. Bluffton didn't have much open, we had been to Beaufort the day before. And even though we were leaving from Savannah we had previously done that. The CDM is only open from 11-3, and didn't have much in the way of extra... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stop and visit the museum and Honey Horn Plantation. A trip here is fun for the family and will give you an enjoyable history lesson about the island at the same time. The children will enjoy the interactive children's room. You will learn about the importance of Hilton Head during the civil war and understand the local culture of years... More

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Saddle River NJ
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213 reviews 213 reviews
66 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It gets booked fast, so just do it, this exceptionally planned water quest is grand. Even for a youngster! Amber, and her captain are fully knowledgeable of the intercoastal waters of bluffton.and hilton head, I can't imagine having a dolphin as a pet, as she did as a child, but she knows her fishes and crabs.Now I understand the sex... More

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lanex
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257 reviews 257 reviews
140 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We enjoyed this gem the first time we went to Hilton Head and were so impressed we had to take the opportunity to visit again. Still just feel like we scratched the surface

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very interesting museum and grounds. No admission charge for self guided tours. A minimal charge if you wish to go on a guided walk, we did our own. Great place to take your family if you are staying in the area.

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