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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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Orange trees with oranges along the boardwalk on the way up the mound

We loved the park and the quietness. We visited almost every day to fish, visit the mound and the ocean walks. So peaceful in Feb.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the park and the quietness. We visited almost every day to fish, visit the mound and the ocean walks. So peaceful in Feb.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highest peak in the region, Turtle Mound is 35 feet high entirely built of oysters, clams and other seashells and bones. Part of Canaveral National Seashore Park at the Southernmost point of New Smyrna Beach, it is an archeological site that contains information about the original Indian settlers, the Timucuans. A long wooden walkway, well maintained by the Park... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still some mosquitoes around, but a fascinating place to visit. Interesting bit of history. Went there with three 7-year-olds and even they found it interesting - but second in interest to the beach.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to view Florida in the wild. Use to be a coast watch location during WW 2. Home of Indians hundreds of years ago. Had to be tough life years ago. But no politics of TV. What a concept?

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Thank Wes L
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know what I was expecting, but, whatever it was, I didn't find it there. With a name like Turtle Mound, I didn't expect it to be something that the Indians had started. It was a nice walk, and you could view the ocean and the intercostal waterway from the higher points on the trail.

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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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Thank Erica T
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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