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Blue Hole

Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The Blue Hole is a beautiful place to visit.  Great stop off on the way to or from Key West.    Situated on Big Pine Key, one of the nicest of the... more »
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Blue Hole was not that breath taking, but if you're in Big Pine and find yourself bored with the beautiful ocean views and sand then go for it. Blue Hole has a short trail that takes you to the abandoned quarry. There are some cool things to see like iguanas, alligators, and fish. It was a nice short break from... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the 2nd time I was here the first time the hole was an eerie blue, but this time the water was stagnet but still could see the fish, turtles and bottom at least around the edges. Some birds as to the Osprey, egrets and comonrants were hanging out in the trees. The path is a short walk from... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were here 20 years ago. Back then, you could drive up, get out and walk up to one of the six foot gators lying by the pool. It's still a pool and still has gators, but now you have to walk from a parking area and unless you want to bushwhack some, you will probably not get too close... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went at sundown. Small pit with a lot of bluegill and the resident gator that waits for someone to feed it right under the deck. If you have 5 min and passing by and have never seen a gator at 5ft, you can here. Deer on the roadsides as well at dusk.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You can walk around the blue hole, which looks like a lake. We saw some fish, a couple of birds and lots of bugs. Wear bug spray. I would not do this again...

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Palm City, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The volunteer was interesting and knowledgable. The hole was not blue, but we saw koi, turtles and an alligator. Interesting that the salt water is on the bottom and fresh on the top.

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Maui
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not a review...and not an accurate date, as my "visit" date isn't provided, but I have to click on something to get my review to show up. This is just a comment that 40 years ago, I "found" this little spot with a friend, and we swam in the slightly-salty water while our little kids played on the shore. No... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice place to visit if you are staying at the Old Wooden Bridge or after a bite a No Name Pub, Many types of birds and alligators, who doesn't like to see a gator.

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Reva, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Interesting watering hole with alligators! We stopped on the way from Bahia Honda state park to No Name Pub for lunch. Interesting place. Should stop if on the way somewhere and going by.

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milwaukee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Kids enjoyed seeing the birds and alligators. very small pond right off the road. easy to miss if you aren't watching for it. Different fish species to see, but no fishing allowed, protected refuge. Free

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