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“Best attraction in the Keys-good for all ages” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle Hospital
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Marathon
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Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best attraction in the Keys-good for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped at the Turtle Hospital on a recent March Break trip with our teens, and we all loved it. Great educational program, caring, committed staff, lots of turtles to see up close, really great experience. Like a lot of people, we ended up "adopting" one of their resident turtles. Takes about two hours in total - well worth the stop. If you want a great place to eat nearby, try Brutus Seafood just up the road in Marathon.

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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“Saving the turtles!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We really enjoyed the educational session and the ability to see the turtles up close and personal. A great experience! !

Visited March 2014
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Utah
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“Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

The turtle hospital is very very cool. Unlike some places that turn wild creatures into money, they are here to educate people and help turtles. Their goal is to release all that can be. I have adopted two turtles and I got to see them and take their pictures. The lady that took us around was very knowledgeable and truly loves her job. Unfortunately, her accent made it very difficult to understand her. I got most of it though. It's a great place to visit and support.

Visited March 2014
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“Genuine care of turtles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Committed individuals for the benefit of wounded turtles. Educational in intent, welcoming in spirit and advocates for those turtles in need. This is not a money making operation but people committed to reptiles who desire to motivate others to care as much as they do. Worth it. Go.

Visited March 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Excellent but you probably need to pre-book a place as you cannot just wander round on your own........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

You have to join one of the (hourly?) tours and so probably best to ring and pre-book your place as at busy times they will be full.......it starts with a video presentation and then you are shown around the whole site where you get to see lots of turtles and learn about the good work they do.......well worth a visit if you are on your way to or from Key West.

Visited March 2014
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