Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River

Crystal River State Archaeological Site is a 61acre 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 US 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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  • The grounds here are very quiet, which made this quite a peaceful walk. The guide was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates ancient history and artifacts.  more »
  • If you love ancient history, and seeing actual artifacts, this is a very nice stop. It will only take an hour or so of your time. It's a nice little walk around the area. There is nothing here for lit...  more »
  • Don't miss it. A beautiful walk along a trail! Lots of history. Places to explore and a great place for children.  more »
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  • We went on a day the museum was closed, the walk around the grounds was peaceful but the lack of signage explaining what we were looking at was disappointing. We will have to come back and check out the museum!
  • Wonderful place. One of the most important Archaelogical sites in the SE.
  • Small museum with artifacts and info on Indian cultures that used to live in the area. Grounds have several mounds you walk around and explore . The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would go back
  • Beautiful area! Lots of history, and a great learning experience.
  • The Indian mounds have a peaceful feeling and since there are few visitors you can walk and think without running into others. Beautiful at sunset. There is something about this place that calls me to come back Every time I am here. Serenity found.

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Where to stay in Crystal River

If you wish to explore Florida's great outdoors on your own terms, consider renting a cabin in or near the quiet community of Crystal River. The area's vacation rentals not only offer fully equipped kitchens, private pools and spas, game rooms, and laundry facilities, but also provide you with more privacy than a hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast could. For something even more outdoorsy, and considerably less expensive, consider one of the area's campgrounds or RV parks.
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