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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843-689-6767
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If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn...

If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.

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great place to take the family

You can spend a great afternoon here walking the trails looking at museum exhibits, nice gift shop and plenty of spaces for picnics and scenic overlooks

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can spend a great afternoon here walking the trails looking at museum exhibits, nice gift shop and plenty of spaces for picnics and scenic overlooks

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely setting with history of the area and information about the wildlife of the area all in a walking tour of 1.3 miles. Bug spray would have helped make it more leisurely but we were remiss. It is possible to tour the area on a Segway. It is also possible to make a reservation for various tours and activities. In... More 

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring bug spray and wear comfortable shoes! That would be my biggest suggestion especially the bug spray. It was a pretty walk along the trail, wish we would've been here in the spring though to see all the blooming flowers.

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reviews I had read rated this pretty high, so maybe I was expecting more. It was a little on the small side with and upkeep on the building was OK but starting to show a little age. There were a fair number of butterflys, just a few varieties. There are other things to see at the museum but the... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of good information about the plants and animals on the island. Not to mention some history thrown in for good measure. After you explore inside, take a walk around the grounds to look for birds and other small creatures. Walk the docks and look for busy little crabs. Learn the difference between a Saw Palmetto and a Cabbage Palmetto.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Coastal Discovery Museum and had a very pleasant experience. The volunteers were friendly and informative. We loved the butterfly shack, there were many beautiful butterflies and different tropical plant species to be seen.

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Helenwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids here on a rainy vacation day. I'd love to take them back when it wasn't raining and see some of the outdoor stuff, but the indoor part was great. Engaging for the kids, educational for all of us.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little museum! Very informative about history of this area. Beautiful and interesting grounds walk. Volunteers are delightful!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very natural setting. Many programs offered for fee, but no charge for admission. Butterfly house, indoor displays, and cell phone self guided tour. Great for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time walking the grounds and reading about some of the history of Hilton Head. The oyster harvesting and use of child labor was informative, but sad. The plantation is beautiful and well preserved....worth a trip to see it.

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