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“Memorable Trip”

Turtle Mound National Historic Site
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

My family walked up the boardwalk to the top of turtle mound. It only took about 5-10 minutes of actual walking. The views were great but beware of the spiders. If your family is squeamish about spiders you may want to skip this one during the rainy season. Along all the sides and hanging overhead were huge banana spiders, we're talking over a hundred on the short trip. My family was not a fan. I would definitely recommend visiting the Canaveral National Seashore and stopping in at the visitor center even if you choose not to go to Turtle Mound there is a lot to see in this National Park

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We had a great time hiking up to the top of the turtle mound. It was interesting to learn the mound had no relation to turtles, but instead was built as an observation sight for and by the Indian inhabitants. The cost here is just beautiful and a must see!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great little outing - they have swimming, hiking and beautiful views from atop of Turtle Mound. We saw turtles, an armadillo, a historic house and great views. Worth the trip. Nominal fee as this is a National Park

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Turtle mound is a prehistoric site located in the Canaveral National Seashore, just south of Bethune Beach. After paying just $5 per car to enter the National State Park ($1 for pedestrians or cyclists), you'll see the parking for the Mound just on the right. A well maintained boardwalk leads to a picnic area by the Intracoastal and another branch winds up to Turtle Mound, which is the largest shell midden on the mainland United States. We went in May and were amazed at the number of butterflies - sulphurs, gulf fritillary, zebra longwings - gliding over all the vines covering the area. There are several viewing areas once you reach the top, which is about 50 feet above sea level (high for that area) and extends about 600 feet along the seashore. The photo we posted show the Atlantic ocean on the right and the Intracoastal on the left as you look north from the mound. The boardwalk is more narrow than others, but is very well maintained. It can be moderately challenging as you walk toward the top, but the view is well worth it.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Remarkable that so.mething 2000 years old still exists for all to see.There is a great view from up top of the mound. The Cape Canaveral Seashore is amazing. Lots of prickly pear cactus blooming and wild flowers. The visitors centre has a film and also nice displays and several turtle shells that are huge.

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