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“Honeymoon with the turtles”

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
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Rockmart, Georgia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Honeymoon with the turtles”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This a very unique place and we learnded alot there . Very nice and very friendly knowledgable about th island and places to eat as well

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Very informative and fun for the kids”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

It was great to see the turtles that they are rehabbing. You can also go to check hatching nests and go to turtle releases. They have a badge if you are a girl scout.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Scout Tour (ages 11-Adult)”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Nice hands-on exhibit that depicts the life cycle of sea turtles. The vet was in and examined 2 turtles while we were there which had everyone glued to the window. The turtles in rehab are housed in the back section along with a tank of baby sea turtles which was definitely the biggest hit with our group. We probably spent a little over an hour there.

We didn't receive the group rate since we didn't call in advance (we were supposed to go to Cumberland Island but due to gov't shutdown had to change our plans last minute) but the lady at the entrance gave us every discount she could come up with which was very nice. Well worth the entrance fee, especially knowing the proceeds benefit the turtles.

We camped at the camp group and were able to ride bikes over to the Sea Turtle Center via the bike paths and a couple of parking lots. Everyone brought a sack lunch so we were able to take advantage of the shaded picnic area on the far side of the parking lot when we finished the tour.

Visited October 2013
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“All about turtles!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is a good attraction for all ages. Several school groups came through during our visit and everyone seemed to enjoy the interactive museum section. However, the best part was visiting the turtle rehabilitation center where numerous large ill or injured turtles were in various stages of recovery. Each of these turtles are named and have a detailed card explaining their medical condition and treatment. Most are eventually released back in nature, and the few that aren't able to do that are placed in a zoo or other nature center. There was even a group of baby turtles recovered from a threatened nesting area and now being given a chance to grow large enough to be released in the wild.

Visited October 2013
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Delaware
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118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Loved the turtle "hospital"”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Very informative staff, saw and learned so many things about the loggerhead and terrapin sea turtles. Really enjoyed seeing the "patients" in the hospital.

Visited October 2013
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