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Blue Hole

Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Blue Hole is located on Big Pine Key on Key Deer Blvd. An old rock quarry, used for construction of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, now provides a freshwater habitat for alligators and wading birds. This is a good place to spot Key Deer.

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PA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Drive up US1 N to Big Pine Key, around MM 30. At the stop light make a left onto Key Deer Blvd , bearing left still. The Blue Hole parking lot will be a few miles down on your left (seems like a long drive). Part of the National Key Deer Refuge, this is an abandoned limestone quarry that was... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We saw a lot of turtles, along with 2 alligators, there are signs EVERYWHERE that say not to feed them, but people obviously do, which is kind of a disappointment considering the alligators just lay in front of the observation deck waiting to be fed.

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Someplace to make a quick stop you might see an alligator and you might not?? Kids do enjoy it and it is something to do for free!!!

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Newtown, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We drove down from Long Key to check out this place. I was a little disappointed because the trails were very sort. We saw two alligators and a variety of turtles sunbathing. This is definitely worth a stop if you a passing by, but I would not recommend making a special trip. If you are in the area, consider stopping... More

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Has a trail to walk around this water hole. Of course there is/are alligators in there so it's nice to find them first!

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Toms River
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place to see the Keys in their wild state. Sometimes you see Key Deer and my sons used to love a trip there when they were younger

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Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Lots of wildlife, including alligators. Very peaceful and beautiful. Had a knowledgable volunteer working the Sunday morning we were there. He added a lot- explaining about the place and telling us about the animals. It's a great place to relax, walk, take photos and view lots of animals. The Key Deer nearby are adorable, but very friendly. One walked right... More

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I got wonderful pictures of wildlife in the area. It's free and we'll worth the short easy hike. It's a great place to take the family. Watch out for the deer, lol. They are more interested in you and more curious than you can ever imagine!

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LaGrange
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Visited the Blue Hole a couple of times while we were in Big Pine Key and really enjoyed watch the alligators and turtles sunning themselves. Great place to walk and relax.

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