Turtle Mound
Visitor Center Address:  7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach

Turtle Mound is one of Florida's best known and largest archeological sites.  Built by Native Americans between 800 AD and 1400 AD, it stands 35 feet above the surrounding landscape.  From its summit is a panoramic view of the ocean, lagoon and barrier island.  Turtle mound was included on some of the earliest European maps of Florida, serving as an important navigational point for sailors.  It is a favored spot to watch for migrating hawks and oceanic birds and the northernmost known location for a number of subtropical plants, making the mound an intriguing combination of cultural and natural features.   

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