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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a...
Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a limestone quarry, where fresh water is layered over salt water.
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Nice Place but Not much to see

Nice place but not much to see. Occasionally there will be someone around to explain what you are looking at. Didn't see the alligator. A short drive from where we stayed in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place but not much to see. Occasionally there will be someone around to explain what you are looking at. Didn't see the alligator. A short drive from where we stayed in KEY WEST

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Sorry, it is a large waterhole with an alligator once in awhile. Pick your time because the bugs are a problem and the heat can be too.

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Forest Hills, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped here for a break on the way to Key West. It was a little hard to find, but offered a nice little nature walk. the trail was very short but we spotted several alligators and tine Key Deer. It's a nice place to take a break but doesn't require more than a half hour.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a small pond with a short walking trail. They have signs in front of the native trees with the tree name on it. We learned what some if the trees are called. It was hot do we didn't see any wild life. It was ok since we were staying about a mile away. Not worth going out of... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not a whole lot going on here, but if you're in the market for seeing a gator, this is a good spot. Best to go early or late... very hot!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love to visit the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key. It is always nice to see wildlife, including native Key deer, tarpon, and bluegills. Whoever released the nonnative turtles, iguanas, and pacu should be fined! Nonetheless, it is a nice place to visit.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

August a hot time to visit but saw a gator, baby herons, crabs, and key deer. The water itself kind of pretty.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is just a murky pond. We arrived around 11 am and were told that most of the wildlife sleeps during the hot part of the day. Best viewing is early morning and early evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Quick stop - we saw `1 alligator and 1 turtle. Maybe you have more luck. Nice short walk. Saw several key deer on our drive to the Blue Hole and some butterflies. No bathrooms or other facilities.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nothing to see after a long drive to it! Wasted an hour of our time we could have been down to Key West earlier.

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