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“$45 for 2 adults & 1 child (12/2013)”

The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Educational. Liz is a great Educational Specialist and Tour Guide. Take photos, no flash. Working hospital, so you see the operating room and a procedure. Hospital was previously a motel. The recuperating turtles are in what was the swimming pool. My 12 year old son said it was Awesome. Worth the stop, especially for the price. Half the price compared to the Theater f the Seas which you can see at Disney's SeaWorld or your local Aquarium.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went on the tour and would have to say it was some what interesting. The best part in our opinion was actually seeing the turtles. It's not 6 Flags so don't expect to be wow'ed but defiantly worth seeing while in Marathon and good to patronize people who really care about these awesome creatures.

Thank Magnum9797
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Must join in the tour! It's super educational. You can also see a lot of turtles very closely! I really enjoy in the tour. By the way the sunset here is awesome too!

Thank Chung-Ying T
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

I came here on the recommendation of a coworker and because I love animals. You start off with a presentation done by a guide, then a tour of their emergency and operating room. After, you get to check out the tanks with the turtles and also get a chance to feed them. It was very informative and we got to learn a lot about the turtles and what health issues they face out in the wild. It looks like they're doing a fantastic job taking care of them and also sending them to other centers to live out their lives. I didn't have a problem paying an admission fee knowing that these people are doing a fantastic job. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank sugahbabie
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had a great time at the Turtle Hospital. Very informative (we learned so much about turtles) and we got to see A LOT of turtles. It's really great to know that by visiting you are supporting their efforts. The tour involves a 20 min. lecture about turtles in general, followed by a quick tour of the hospital facilities and some great stories about previous patients. Then you get to check out the turtles in their tanks/pens. This is the kind of attraction that I love as you're not going to find it anywhere else. I would NOT miss the Turtle Hospital! The tour will require about 90 minutes and it is recommended to get a reservation.

Thank trimess
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