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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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Crystal River park

This is an interesting site with adequate parking. Some of the "story boards" have information that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Mounds at Crystal River

It was a neat place, especially of you like natural history or American Indian Studies. Small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gardner, Massachusetts
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A top archaeological destination for Native American artifacts.
3400 N Museum Pt, Crystal River, FL 34428-6207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting site with adequate parking. Some of the "story boards" have information that differs from my previous understanding, but all-in-all it is informative and worth the time to explore.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go hiking but the weather looked iffy so we decided to stop here where we knew we could get shelter if needed. Good choice. The museum is very small but informative with a few artifacts (many are in the Smithsonian!) A paved...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a neat place, especially of you like natural history or American Indian Studies. Small though. The staff did a great job. Clean facilities

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DGMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop and take a look. Glad we did. Walking along the paths stopping to see the different mounds and to learn about early native people and their culture and society was so interesting.They settle along the shores of the river a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ExecChef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some girlfriends and I planned a weekend trip to Crystal River to swim with the manatees and enjoy the Manatee Festival. Purely by happenstance, we saw on Facebook that they were having a Moon Over The Mound event on the Friday we were going to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Checked out this beautiful small park yesterday. The museum is only opened Thurs-Monday I believe.I was confused on this also and thought you could only visit those days but I was wrong. The spirituality of the grounds still remain today. Seeing the mounds that were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I am fortunate to live next door, literally to this park. It is well maintained, great for sunsets and some fishing. Outdoor trail walk with historical Indian mounds, and a museum of artifacts. Paved walkway and parking. Recommended for all.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

climb up the hill could see a long way down river and seeing the graves and the history was great. would go back nice place for a walk

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Verniamk
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We spent the majority of our time on the main mound, marveling at its structure. It bears a resemblance to the mounds in Cartersville, GA, the Etowah Mounds. It is hard to imagine the massive amounts of shell material that went into this mound and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bernie6214
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful , clean and fun place to explore .Everyone very nice and helpful, Great place for a family picnic!

Date of experience: July 2018
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December 26, 2017|
Response from mishita136 |
Pets icon Crystal River Archaeological - Pets This info is available on the park's website. it says "Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Crystal River Archaeological State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all... More
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Response from JustMeFlorida | Reviewed this property |
It is open, but there is no swimming allowed.
March 15, 2016|
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