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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
+1 912-635-4444
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What an awesome place!

There is a lot of really great information packed into a small space here. The building used to be... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Ravenito
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Best ever!

Went with my teen for a "behind the scenes tour" for her birthday. Was worth every cent of the $22... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
mtt1220
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Oviedo, Florida
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  • Average7%
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214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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+1 912-635-4444
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

There is a lot of really great information packed into a small space here. The building used to be the power plant so it's pretty neat just to go in and look at the architecture. They do have a building out back that houses the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went with my teen for a "behind the scenes tour" for her birthday. Was worth every cent of the $22 per person fee. Our tour guide, Bethany, was awesome. We were able to go into the treatment room and witness a turtle whose wound's were...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our daughter's *love* sea turtles and before we visited the Center, they raised funds and adopted "Charlie" that is being cared for by the Center. The displays were excellent. The "Meet the Patients" session was fantastic and the staff and volunteers did a wonderful job...More

Thank Diane L
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is an outstanding place to visit. Very educational and interesting. We got to view an actual surgical procedure on a sea turtle. Very good presentation by a young AmeriCorps worker on sea turtles. Several knowledgeable volunteers were present to explain everything. If you care...More

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Volunteerscwere very friendly and knowledgeable about tthe sea turtles. Excited that we got to see a live surgical procedure. Nice gift shop.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Family enjoyed learning about the sea turtles. Ended up adopting 2 turtles to assist in rehabilitation

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very well done. You're able to watch as the staff and docs work on injured turtles (and, when we were here, a Red Shoulder Hawk). The volunteer staff is eager to help and answer questions and they are an enthusiastic group. Bob is a retired...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always have time for a place like this. Well thought out. Nice place with plenty of parking and beautiful grounds. Lots to see and do, hands on stuff. We took one of the tours of the day featuring the injured turtles. Nice way to spend...More

Thank Impala guy
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting program detailing life cycle and anatomy of the Sea Turtle Not much chance to see live large turtles they are being rehabilitated or they have been released.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a great place to visit for all ages. Staff is nice and knowledgeable about the local environment and sea life. We visited without children but are eager to take our kids back to see the center.

Thank Jennifer G
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whisper07
3 April 2018|
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Response from WarmTread | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the center, to be sure, but i doubt dogs are allowed inside the facility. I didnt see any on the premises while i was there.
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dshr0yer
28 March 2018|
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Response from MitchellsWIGA | Reviewed this property |
I am sure if you ask in advance
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Erin S
3 March 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! Plenty of hands-on educational exhibits. And if you can set it up at just the right time, the kids can be there for a turtle feeding and possibly even watch Dr. Norton and his staff caring for a turtle!
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