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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Last stop along the way. Lovely place! Watch out for the horrific swarm of mosquitoes that come out at sunset!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Last stop along the way. Lovely place! Watch out for the horrific swarm of mosquitoes that come out at sunset!

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Liked the depiction of the turtle nesting mounds. I was not aware of how many eggs they lay! Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You'll see a lot of reviews for state parks by me. Thats our thing. We loved this place. Loved it ! I think the major benefit is it being on the beach; we explored a bit..did a trail and went to the visitor center, i saw my first manatees (after loving here 8 yrs) and then we finished the day... More 

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Thank India H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting archeological site. You have to visit the vistors centre or read the plaques to know what there is to know about the site. When you get to the top there are amazing views out across the lagoon and ocean. One tip though, remember to take plenty of bug spray with you

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visited in August 2016 and although interesting- lots of mosquitos- be sure to take bug spray. Great view from the top of the Boardwalk od both the seashore and Mosquito Lagoon

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Only minutes away from the Condos you right in the middle of mother nature. Great historic site. Gives you a very good expression of the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not overly impressed with this one. Its a state park with a beach, some trails, lots of bugs, and smells that some may find offensive.

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Thank TTitansfan
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is one of the interesting places to stop within the Canaveral National Seashore - it is a bit of a hike up a wooden ramp to the top of a hill made from discarded oyster shells from the ancient Indians that inhabited the area long ago. It is called Turtle Mound because it looks like a turtle from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Get out the bug spray and explore some archeology. It was a $5 fee for the car to enter the park, but only a $1 on foot or bike. This gives you full access to 5 different beaches, kayak rentals, a historical house, the visitor centers, many bathrooms, and Turtle Mount. Spray yourself if mosquitos love you. There is a... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My second trip to Turtle Mound, so much to see and no tourist gimmicks! Worth the mosquito bites I got!

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