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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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Great stroll through history of NSB!

The Turtle Mound is a nice place to visit if it's not very hot nor early/late in the day when mosquito's are most lively. It is a pretty amazing gathering of shells collected by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Turtle Mound is a nice place to visit if it's not very hot nor early/late in the day when mosquito's are most lively. It is a pretty amazing gathering of shells collected by the early Indians and great view of the Lagoon and Ocean at the top. Small park and some historical buildings in the area there to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the visit (other reviews give great details as to why). I just want to remind visitors that Mosquito Lagoon is named that for a reason. Don't let that scare you off - just be prepared so the bugs don't ruin your visit. I went early morning when bugs were at their worst but temps were at the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprise for us - never anticipated such a scrap mound of shells from Native Americans having lived here - some 30 feet high! Nicely presented within the Canaveral National Seashore (another beautiful surprise at its well-maintained isolation). they also have an area walk along the shoreline that is under renovation - it provides a glimpse of how... More 

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

Take a drive down through Canaveral National Seashore & stop at Turtle Mound. Great views of the ocean & river. Very peaceful location. I rode my bike here & just walked it up to the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

01-04-17 Went today weather was warm nice boardwalk not a far walk up to the top of the mound also on low tide nice path along edge of river

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Saint Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walkway to the turtle mound is a must. It is incredible how large the mound is. The view from the mound is amazing, you can see the Lagoon and the Ocean at the same time.

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit will involve a short boardwalk through a variety of natural settings and vegetation that alone are worth the trip. But you also get educated on the mounds of seashells left by early Florida Indians and their culture. A beautiful visit where kids and pets can roam and everyone can come away refreshed.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is located on the north end of the Canaveral National Seashore at Apollo Beach (not to be confused with Apollo beach on the west coast of Florida). Just a short walk to the lagoon and stop and read the sign about the history. Then walk the trail just a short bit or all of it if you wish and... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Beautiful place to visit. Turtle mound is built on oyster shells and has a great view when you go to the top. Very easy walk and very historical.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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