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West Martello Tower

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Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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Beautiful...and FREE?!?!?

This is an absolutely beautiful garden space that is free to visit. My husband and I rented scooters one day while in Key West and stopped by to see what it was all about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful garden space that is free to visit. My husband and I rented scooters one day while in Key West and stopped by to see what it was all about. Unfortunately for us, it was dreadfully hot that day, so we didn't stay as long as we'd have liked. I will definitely go back next time... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Right next to the beach and across from the dog park is this little treasure. Don't let the chain on the gate fool you, it is open. Such a pretty garden! Shady and encompassing so much of the flora and trees Key West has to offer. There are some lovely sculptures and little paths, benches to sit and read or... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

West Martello Tower offers tourists a chance to see "old Key West" prior to the influx of cruise ships. I wouldn't say that it is a must see, but it is an interesting glimpse into the island's past. West Martello is also a nice way to spend an afternoon and a great alternative to the busy bar scene of Duval.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The gardens in this historic remnant of a fort our beautiful maintained by the garden club. It is a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy beautiful landscaping and serene gardens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have lived in the keys for 14 years and just visited this place for the first time, and regret not going before! It's a really beautiful relaxing place. It's also free, but make sure you leave a donation :) I'll be returning, maybe with a book on my day off so I can lounge and read under the trees!

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Leonardtown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is a little gem. Its much bigger than it appears from the outside. A great place to learn about, and view, the flora of the Keys

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great botanical garden with many native Key West species. Great for cooling off on a hot day as well as photography. Recommended.

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Babylon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Beautiful displays of plants in a peaceful, historical setting. If the Key West Garden Club is having one of its events during your visit, the art and crafts vendors are top quality. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of down town and take a stroll through the gardens.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I found this attraction interesting as it is the only time I've seen an old fort turned into a botanical garden. Its interesting to see the ruins of the fort being used to house the Key West Garden Club's gardens. Its free (although you should give at least a little donation to the Garden Club) and its on the stop... More 

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Garfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful grounds. Beautiful gardens. Nice little piece of history. Worth a visit to see the beauty of the keys. I would recommend.

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