Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Crystal River State Archaeological Site is a 61-acre (250,000 m2) Florida State Park located on the Crystal River and within the Crystal River Preserve State Park. The park is located two miles (3 km) northwest of the city of Crystal River, on Museum Point off U.S. 19/98.

Under the title of Crystal River Indian Mounds, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on September 29, 1970).

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  • Nice clean park to take a walk. Signs are very informative. We took our pups with us. Nice view from the top of the stairs on the shell mound.  more »
  • Lovely park. It is well marked and maintained. The view from the observation platform is incredible. Bring bug spray!!! No See Ums were wicked!  more »
  • We spent most of the afternoon there, about 3 hours. Very interesting and docent was very helpful and encouraging. We viewed the video to get background information, and dozens of displays and artifacts inside the museum. The view from the biggest mound on the Crystal River had beautiful views, and the shade from the trees and cool breezes were most welcome. A great place to relax, enjoy, and LEARN. Wish the pavement/walk extended all the way to the water and around to the dock. There were a couple places that you had to get your shoes wet to stay on the pavement or walk in water on the grass. Enjoyed the explanations at markers throughout the park which made it easy for us to move and observe at our own pace. Saw lots of families with kids; what a fabulous way to get nature, sunshine, exercise, and EDUCATION on any budget, and not just from a small electronic handheld screen. Highly recemmend!
  • This was such a great adventure for our family. We were excited to learn more about the people that lived here, but had no idea how cool it could be. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and spent plenty of time explaining everything to us. You should definitely put this on your list if your visiting Crystal River.

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