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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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Address: 3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: 352-795-3817
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A top archaeological destination for Native American artifacts.

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The Grounds were Beautiful

We were there on a day the museum was closed, but we walked the grounds and enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the park. I would definitely like to go back for a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2016
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Cumming, Georgia
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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

These kind of places remind me that there is so much more to Florida than the theme parks. Free except for a parking fee. The old Information Center was built in 1965 and has that old pre Disney type of feel to it, which I like. The view of the river when you climb the steps up to the top... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Might be better if they had more of information near the actual middens to help you understand what this mound with grass on it represented. Museum ok but it seemed to need some updating.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We were there on a day the museum was closed, but we walked the grounds and enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the park. I would definitely like to go back for a picnic.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Small site but we'll worth a visit Robert and colleague very knowledgeable, interesting local history go in between mosquito active hours

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you are into history of Florida a nice little place to visit with some Indian temple mounds and two steles.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We really enjoying walking around the museum and the park to get a real sense of the significance of this park.

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Homosassa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Very interesting small park getting to see local Archeological sites. A small museum on site and walking trails leading up to the shell mounds. They have a great program Moon Over The Mounds where the ranger leads a tour at night by flashlight to see the shell mounds Makes a really interesting visit at night.

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Camillus, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The building with explanations and exhibitions is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The view from the tall burial mound is very good. Nice small park. Some local fishing going on. Enjoyed it.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This site includes a museum that is well laid out and tells the story really well - start there. The ranger on duty was also very welcoming and helpful and suggested the best walking route around the various midden and burial mounds. As well as enjoyong the archaeology, a visit to this park also gives you wonderful views of the... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and interesting artifacts in the museum. The museum is closed two days a week so try to go on days it is open. You're will need exact change for parking.

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