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you checked the web site? https://www.turtle.ky/

 

Today it is more like a waterpark that has turtles but generally gets good reviews

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the history of the place does bother some folks but that is long gone history .....

 

<the place was originally a turtle farm ... raising turtle for food .... talking 60's here. {my parents visited the farm in 1969} The Cayman government invested a lot of $$ into the project as in Cayman turtle was a staple food and many other islands too .... there was a market. Then the US banned turtle products and a major market was GONE. The 'farm' struggled along for many more years until eventually being reborn as a water park featuring turtles.  In the 'tween years there were turtle releases from breeding ... and food sales. Last time I was in Cayman you could still find a place or two with turtle on the menu ..... but it is unusual>

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We were there as part of a tour in December and it was actually quite interesting - although I have to admit the banter and ad libs from the tour guide helped a lot.  There really was a lot to see and experience and we saw very little to nothing that would make me think water park.  There were places people could get in the water as I recall (though very few did) but it wasn't a main attraction.  We are a couple of 70+ seniors and we enjoyed it - I think younger kids would as well 🙂

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