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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

3400 N Museum Pt, Crystal River, FL 34428-6207
+1 352-795-3817
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Small well kept park.

This small park has nice walking trails that lead to the different mounds. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2016
Houston, Texas

Start your visit to this archeological site with a 7 minute film on the history of the mounds... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2016
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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A top archaeological destination for Native American artifacts.
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“small museum” (17 reviews)
“indian mounds” (12 reviews)
3400 N Museum Pt, Crystal River, FL 34428-6207
+1 352-795-3817
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

This small park has nice walking trails that lead to the different mounds. Very interesting historic sites and a platform at the top of one that you can reach by a long flight of stairs.

Thank GoodeCattle
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Start your visit to this archeological site with a 7 minute film on the history of the mounds. There is a small but interesting museum with items found during the digs in this area. This is more like a lovely large park where you can...More

Thank jpinet
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We arrived just in time to take a walking tour with Kirren, one of the park rangers. The ancient river dwellers at this site constructed three different kinds of mounds. Some of them were middens (dumps of oyster shells) some were burial mounds and some...More

2  Thank dennis w
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting place with mounds and many artifacts. It is a fun but short hike. Fun to walk up the mounds. The view is fantastic. There is a three dollar fee.

2  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Amazing to see the probability that descendants of Mayan Indians once lived in Florida around 400 AD! Easy walk through the burial mounds and ceremonial mound.

1  Thank Bmeslohg
Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent an hour here after kayaking with the manatees. It was a neat visit to learn about the Indian history in the area. The exhibits are clean, well laid out and informative. Our kids ages 5-12. Learned about the Indian history here. Would recommend...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We hadn't planned to go here. I had actually stumbled across it while googling hiking in Crystal River and decided not to go because it really wasn't a hike. However, we actually saw it while we were out on the boat (right at the entrance...More

1  Thank Melanie L
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Nice place for a walk around the grounds. The staff member who greeted us was very nice and helpful. Watch the short video if you can - it's less than 10 minutes and really helps put things in context. Otherwise it's hard to tell what...More

1  Thank Kathy W
Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were not aware pre-Columbian people had lived in the Crystal River area. The mounds and visitor center were well maintained and provided historical information.

2  Thank 263Alice
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Go in the visitor centre first to watch the short video which gives useful info about this site. It doesn't take long to stroll round but its well worth stopping off here to see the mounds. We knew little about the local history and found...More

2  Thank ThurlbyReviewer
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It is open, but there is no swimming allowed.
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