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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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Lots of Mosquitos

Visited in August 2016 and although interesting- lots of mosquitos- be sure to take bug spray. Great view from the top of the Boardwalk od both the seashore and Mosquito Lagoon

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in August 2016 and although interesting- lots of mosquitos- be sure to take bug spray. Great view from the top of the Boardwalk od both the seashore and Mosquito Lagoon

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only minutes away from the Condos you right in the middle of mother nature. Great historic site. Gives you a very good expression of the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not overly impressed with this one. Its a state park with a beach, some trails, lots of bugs, and smells that some may find offensive.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the interesting places to stop within the Canaveral National Seashore - it is a bit of a hike up a wooden ramp to the top of a hill made from discarded oyster shells from the ancient Indians that inhabited the area long ago. It is called Turtle Mound because it looks like a turtle from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get out the bug spray and explore some archeology. It was a $5 fee for the car to enter the park, but only a $1 on foot or bike. This gives you full access to 5 different beaches, kayak rentals, a historical house, the visitor centers, many bathrooms, and Turtle Mount. Spray yourself if mosquitos love you. There is a... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second trip to Turtle Mound, so much to see and no tourist gimmicks! Worth the mosquito bites I got!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a worthwhile stop if you are interested in a part of Florida's history that has almost totally disappeared. The walk is easy and the informational signage is quite good. If you travel S. of NSB into the Federal sea shore area, a 30 min. Stop at this site is a must.

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Thank Dave R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly amazing experience. Never knew anything like this existed. Nice to know the history as well. Definitely worth the visit especially with kids old enough to understand.

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Thank 387yvonneg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great scenery but we couldn't enjoy for the mosquito attacking us. And yes we had bug spray on. What we saw we liked.

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Whitley City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We went very early in the morning as soon as it opened to visitors. The shells were very numerous along the ocean.

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