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“Not what I expected, but it was great”

Jekyll Island Historic District
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Suffield, Connecticut
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not what I expected, but it was great”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I didn't expect that when we stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel that that WAS in fact the historic district. But after we realized that, it was pretty amazing!! The trolley ride around which included going into two houses was excellent.

Visited April 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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“Neat gifts”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

These are little cottages that they have turned into gift shops. I promise you will find something here that you can't get anywhere else. People who work in these shops are so friendly and they make you feel welcome.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Like stepping back in time”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very well done preservation/restoration of another era. Seeing the "cottages" owned by the robber barons and the lifestyle they led are worth the visit. The Jekyll Island Club is part of the property and worh seeing too.

Visited April 2013
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“This place has some very nice shops.”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Not crazy expensive and some of them have very unique items. Wandering from shop to shop thru the walkways through the Spanish moss is like a trip back in time. Also at various points in the district are plaques that give the hisTory of the area.

Visited May 2013
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Gatesville, TX
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Island Historic District”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

From the museum and trolley ride to the old historic buildings that have been turned into museums, art galleries or gift shops, this historic district is one of the best preserved I have ever seen. The trolley ride is well worth the price as you get to visit two of the historic homes that are usually not open to the public other than by the trolley ride. Our guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable. Another of the historic homes has become part of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and has a few rooms to rent and a restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the island and loved staying in the historic district.

Visited March 2013
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