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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

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Happy couple wrote a review May 2020
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Excellent visit with a great mission. I love coming here and learning about the new and the staff is truly heroic.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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EAL17 wrote a review May 2020
Maryville, Tennessee75 contributions24 helpful votes
I've heard of long lines here, but we went in the off season and it wasn't bad at all. We waited maybe 15 minutes to get in, and then were moved from station to station through the facility. Volunteers at each informative station helped explain to us about turtles, the facility, and keeping our oceans clean. we brought several children from our extended family of different ages, who remained fairly engaged. The volunteers were patient and helpful in answering questions. The highlight of course was viewing the turtles. Since we went on a day that wasn't terribly crowded we were able to somewhat take our time in viewing the turtles. They are so cool! Cost to get in was quite reasonable and for a great cause. Staff were friendly, patient and helpful. Restrooms were clean. Gift shop is large and well stocked with souvenirs. A must stop for anyone vacationing at Topsail!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kathleen S wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina26 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience to go thru the tour and check out the turtles and hear the stories of where they came from and their rescue. Great for kids and adults as well..
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jonathan B wrote a review Dec 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina2 contributions
This was a great experience - got to talk to plenty of folks and learned a lot about sea turtle conservation efforts. The caveat: it’s popular during warmer months, so there are long waits to get in. Not a lot of coverage so it can be brutal if it’s sunny.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Debbie L wrote a review Nov 2019
VIRGINIA BEACH15 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely a must do. It was educational besides be able to see the turtles themselves and learn how they take care of them. Great for both young & old alike. All proceeds from gift shop go to the turtles care.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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