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The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

You get to see and feed sea turtles - how cool is that? And the staff here have such a passion for what they do that even the "obligatory" slideshow at the beginning is entertaining.

My only complaint was it got so crowded around the turtle tanks in the back that not everyone could see the turtle our guide was talking about. Please encourage guests to walk ALL the way and that might help. Otherwise, really a magical spot.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have always believed that rescue shelters and hospitals like this are so much better than zoos or aquariums, and they will always get our families business. This place is fantastic with the work they do to rescue and house these amazing animals. It is a great place to stop and take a tour for all ages. Great staff and will answer all your questions!

Thank JoeFonthill
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had no idea what to expect and we pleasantly surprised by our visit. We did the 4 pm tour which is the one where you get to feed the turtles lettuce. Our KIDS loved every minute and wanted to go back each day. We learned so much and it was very informative. The staff is very passionate about their mission.

Thank AmyGRochesterMN
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

the education of the dire straights of these creatures and the unbelievable dedication of the nice young woman tour guide

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a wonderful and educational tour and both my sons loved it. They listened and learned, and then talked about it for hours. We have told everyone about the Turtle Hospital. The lady who gave our tour was knowledgeable and friendly - really great. We loved it. Thank you for all you do for the turtles.

Thank Sandra K
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