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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
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+1 305-743-9100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was...

This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.

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Visiting Keys

Take guided tour, included in price, for a better understanding of folks who developed and support the Keys.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take guided tour, included in price, for a better understanding of folks who developed and support the Keys.

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Thank jbconroy
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was so delightful and full of information. We learned so much about the botanical species and the history of the area and got some great pictures!

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the guided tour on a golf cart. Our guide, Gayle, was so informative! Loved learning about the plant diversity there, the mangroves, the poison wood trees. The history of the early settler's home is very interesting. Would highly recommend this tour to get an idea how the keys were before development.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Crane Point Nature Center. The trails were well marked and we enjoyed seeing the many varieties of plants. We had our dog with us and the place as very dog friendly. We got a good taste of the ecology and history of the keys in the museum and the short film. The entry fee went for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful guide who took for a golf cart ride us through the natural ecology of the region and the history on how it was persevered. Nce trails that you could explore on your own and a nice small museum that expanded on the history and animals An attraction well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on the park by accident as there was a huge traffic jam and stopped to pass the time. Great little museum as well as a nine minute movie introducing you to the park. There is a walking circuit of a couple of kilometres long through the dense forest and mangroves. Saw a few birds but the place was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, if you want a little back history of the Keys. Don't miss the museum and be sure to take the tram tour! The guides are very knowledgeable! Loved it!

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Thank Luann W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were interested in learning about the local history and wanted to see the wild birds center, where injured birds are restored to health, if possible. The walking trails were good and there were a couple of old, historic houses and the natural and one of the rare remaining thatch palm hammocks was amazing if you are interested in endangered... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is free. this could be a good place on rainy day. Tours on golf carts are expensive and same price as if you walk trail yourself. This is some inequity here. Crane House is not even open after you get to the point! I was told it is under repair which the exterior shows the need for this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We picked up a leaflet at the Marathon Tourist Information Centre and decided to pay the attraction a visit. It was a very good choice and we thoroughly enjoyed the two and a half hours we spent there The lady in the reception centre was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. We had decided to tour the gardens and buildings on... More 

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