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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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Address: 214 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0844
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+1 912-635-4444
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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See the recovering turtle tanks

The museum itself is ok, but you are really spending the money to see the recovering turtles in the tank and make sure you watch one of their show-and-tell speeches. Great workers... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
cheesepleeze
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Sparta, Tennessee
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Sparta, Tennessee
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The museum itself is ok, but you are really spending the money to see the recovering turtles in the tank and make sure you watch one of their show-and-tell speeches. Great workers to talk to.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Jekyll Island is noted for its historic restoration and its incomparable Sunday brunch but added to those should be a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center where a competent staff makes a visit a lesson in the value of preserving this species and what an important ecological necessity such a project is. Pleased to know so much is being... More 

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Thank Paul W. M
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent for families and donations for a good cause. Learn about all kinds of turtles and visit the injured sea turtles that have been brought in to the hospital and are being treated. Learn what happens to them and maybe see one that is being released back into the ocean.

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Thank cdqui
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The center is very educational, with many interactive activities throughout. The care they exhibit for our turtles is great. Whether you are young or old, the center is worth a visit. A little pricey for the size of the center by some standards, but caring for the turtles while they are here can be expensive.

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Covington, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a wonderful place to take the children to learn about the sea turtles. My grandchildren like to see the sick to almost well turtles in the big tanks,the staff do a great job helping them .Also the learning my room where you can go from hatching to grown turtles..

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Thank Shelia D
Mantua, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It was nice to see the preservation of the sea turtles. There is so such work into keeping the sea turtles safe and the night walks are very interesting.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The last time we visited here to see the turtles was a long long time ago when we bought our kids........now that we retired, Jekyll island was must stop and we had to include the turtle center. We saw how the kids loved the hands on section of the center and we loved watching them most

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Thank Winnebago2010
Smyrna, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Informative, and although my children (ages 1 and 4) were probably too young to really appreciate it, it was a great way to pass a rainy afternoon in Jekyll Island.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a place where they take rescued sea turtles and rehabilitate them so that they can return to the wild. One of the workers gave us a talk about some of the turtles there. There is also an area with signs and displays that are educational.

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Thank R Dale S
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the highlights of our trip here. Lots of information and many things to see. The staff and volunteers will answer all your questions and then some. We definitely recommend it to others! Be sure to call and get the schedule before you go. We went at 9:45 and were able to see the turtle being fed... More 

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