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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
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Description: If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to...
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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The coastal museum has changed and grown over the many years we've come to the island. It is very informative about the surrounding area sea life and local history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The coastal museum has changed and grown over the many years we've come to the island. It is very informative about the surrounding area sea life and local history.

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antioch, ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Coastal Discovery Museum appeals to all family members. There’s no admission charge and free parking. The kids have trails to explore, hands-on exhibits, and opportunities to see local wildlife and birds. Adults can learn more about Low Country and Gullah life up to the present. The extensive grounds of the museum are natural, not groomed like a golf course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I love HHI and the Coastal Discovery Museum is always a must visit place for us. It is free to visit, but we always make a donation to help keep it beautiful. Great place for couples or families, nice paths lots to see and just a great place to visit. Highly recommend

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful and tranquil. There were very few people around when we visited. No charge admission but donations are taken in the house if you'd like to offer. The gift shop couples with a small museum and gives a very detailed history of Hilton Head.

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Oklahoma, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a neat museum. It's free and informative. It's mostly outside so be sure you bring sunscreen and bug spray. They also had a butterfly enclosure that was really cool. Lots of cool places for pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

See oldest surviving structure on Hilton Head Island (1846 Baynard Mausoleum) and antebellum / revolutionary war "patriot" head stone markers along mouth of Broadcreek - where 1780 ambush occurred by Daufuski Island Brittish Tory supporters - and more about the 15 plantation families who lived on HHI SC.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wow this was quite the adventure the girls loved this. the day went there were all kinds of events going on. Horses and an adventure house for children and the museum was a lot of fun. Natural preserve to walk around for children of all ages. We were able to make an in tire day of this one and just... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

the discovery museum has something for everyone. You can go and walk around the old plantation area on your own or go and take part in one of their many guided adventures throughout the property. The adventures they offer very throughout the year and change often so visiting multiple times is still fun and exciting for all.

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Hornell, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Be sure to check out the website to see what is happening while you are in the Hilton Head area! Their speakers are specialists in the their area and are friendly and informative. The programs are affordable and very well presented. Highly recommend!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We always take our guests to the Coastal Discovery Museum - Young and old alike. On the most recent visit our guests most enjoyed the Butterfly enclosure and showing their 10 year old the different cycles of the butterflies and the flowers that attract them. The 10 year old most enjoyed the inside museum (looking at the turtles, the massive... More 

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