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“It's not a museum or information center but a research center”

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“It's not a museum or information center but a research center”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

The staff are great - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. At the center, you will see turtles who have been injured being rehabilitated. The center has a lots of activities and you can see nests and baby turtles. If you are a Girl Scout make sure you get their badge.

Visited March 2013
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Livonia, Michigan
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It is happening HERE”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

It's a refreshing experience to be SO close to the actual work of an animal rescue center. The staff are great - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. The turtles they are rehabilitating are right there - the people who are doing it are right there - the place they do the research .. again, right there. I found it refreshing to see a facility that is dedicated to helping the creatures that was so - appropriate. They are putting the efforts into the research, the animals - so the center itself is not expensively decorated or focused on amusing people - it's not a zoo. When you enter the building it's the giftshop - and they've got some cute things, some educational and it is where you buy your admission ticket. The next room is informative, with lots of hands-on panels .. it can be self-guided but there are tours available. There is a spot to watch them work on the turtles in the hospital (glass barrier) ... amazing! When you're done with that room, you step outside for a few steps and into another building where the rehabilitating turtles are. It's such a privilege to be so close to the real work, with the actual people who are doing this amazing job.

Visited November 2013
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Broxton, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A must see on Jekyll Island”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you are on the island you have to stop in at the Sea Turtle Center. Very informative well worth the price of admission.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Kevin G
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Rockmart, Georgia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Honeymoon with the turtles”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This a very unique place and we learnded alot there . Very nice and very friendly knowledgable about th island and places to eat as well

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very informative and fun for the kids”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

It was great to see the turtles that they are rehabbing. You can also go to check hatching nests and go to turtle releases. They have a badge if you are a girl scout.

Visited August 2013
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