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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

3400 N Museum Pt, Crystal River, FL 34428-6207
+1 352-795-3817
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Frankly a little disappointing!

On a family holiday we found ourselves unexpectedly at Crystal River Archeological Site when we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim G
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Excellent Park!

As a lover of history- I was very impressed. While not the biggest Mound site, it is very good. 6... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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A top archaeological destination for Native American artifacts.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“burial mounds” (23 reviews)
“small museum” (17 reviews)
3400 N Museum Pt, Crystal River, FL 34428-6207
+1 352-795-3817
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a family holiday we found ourselves unexpectedly at Crystal River Archeological Site when we were redirected from our original Itinerary due to storm damage at the advertised site. Crystal River AS consists of a single building housing a wide range of historical and archeological...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 21 August 2017

As a lover of history- I was very impressed. While not the biggest Mound site, it is very good. 6 mounds are easy to view. A large shell mound can be climb via steps. stunning views. The ranger on duty was outstanding. Very friendly and...More

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Now preserved as the Crystal River Archeological State Park, a 61-acre site located on the Crystal River and within the Crystal River Preserve State Park two miles northwest of Crystal River, Florida, the famed Crystal River mounds have been studied for more than 100 years...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were very impressed with the small museum displays of native culture and relics. The volunteer host was very informative and provided a lot of information. The grounds were easy to maneuver and a nice relaxing place to visit. We still talk about what it...More

Thank JSohl
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The temple mound and burial mounds don't take long to see, but the view from the top of the temple is lovely. Nice little museum. It's great to see the state preserving Native American history.

Thank TallyWriter
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Just driving along sight-seeing, it was a very nice drive with an even better view. Lots of bird watching and trails.

Thank Kim Z
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great indoor/outdoor museum centered around a ceremonial mound on the shore right next to the Crystal River. It details a group of Native Americans who lived here between 600-900 CE and then disappeared. They were gone before Europeans started arriving and they...More

1  Thank Richard_StL
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a very nice wooded park with ancient mounds along the Crystal River. Quiet and informative. The museum was closed when we got there

Thank Huronlady
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was actually surprised at home much our teenaged boys enjoyed the site - from the 8 minute movie to the artifacts to the actual mounds, Stele stones and the view from the river! Great activity for the price ($3 per vehicle!!).

Thank KBFL556
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from Georgia. We watched the video first which I recommend before you go walking around. We brought a lunch and ate by the water.

Thank MichinFL
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Response from JustMeFlorida | Reviewed this property |
It is open, but there is no swimming allowed.
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