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West Martello Tower

Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-3210
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Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not huge, but very representative of tropical plants, both native and exotic. Nicely arranged, with paths through different areas. A good location on the water, inside an abandoned fort. It's free and lovely.

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In the Country, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

While in Key West we attended a social event at the Fort and gardens and had a very pleasant afternoon. A lot of beautiful plants and interesting history can be found here. Little paths throughout the property make it a little more special as you find your way through the property. Breathtaking views of the beach and water can be... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you like gardens or old forts then you'll love the West Martello Tower. Also some great photo ops there! A great place to stop by on your way to Smather's Beach. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We spent about one hour there walking around the gardens. It was well maintained and had a wide variety of plants, some of which I had not seen before such as the brain cactus. A very enjoyable visit.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Beautiful little respite right on Higgs Beach. Interesting and important historically. No fee fo admission, but donations are accepted.

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Key West, FL
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30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This attraction is a gorgeous historical fort and has a beautiful meandering garden, very friendly staff and a garden club with free public lectures. I really enjoyed the lecture and walk around the garden. I will be visiting again and many even joining the Garden Club.

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jacksonville fl
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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a good free attraction in key west. Its neat to walk through the remnants of the old fort and also to see the neat plants/sculptures. If you are sightseeing in key west you for sure should check out the west Martello tower/key west garden club.

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Sudbury, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Took this free tour. Good info from the volunteer as we entered then set loose to read the historic displays. As well, a great video interviewing past horticultural president who gave a tour and historic overview of the garden; Interesting especially since the garden had to be totally replanted etc after the hurricane Wilma in2005. Beautiful views of the ocean... More

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

West Martello is the home of the Key West Garden Club. Near Higgs Beach. The plants are gorgeous & labelled. The gardners are helpful. Nice spot for photos.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you are looking for some time away from the hussle and bussle and like to see pretty plants, trees and flowers then this is the place to go...........no admission charge but of course you will want to give them a suitable donation towards its upkeep I am sure........pleasant views around the beach area and bay........probably not the place to... More

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