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West Martello Tower

Address: Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Ranked #12 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful botanical garden setting. Paths, scenic views, benches. Perfect for a wedding, but the stone paths can make it difficult for women in heels.

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Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We wandered into here from a beach seeking some cool shade and it was just lovely; we'd been intrigued by the red brick Martello tower building; the caretaker for the day was very helpful and it is a beautifully cared for garden of exotic trees, cacti and flowering plants that can quite take your breath away.

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new york
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701 reviews 701 reviews
245 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Charm. Gardens and an old fort. You don't need a ton of time unless you want to sit and read. Or eat.

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Naples
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not many things in Key West are free, but this little spot was an amazing find! Built around an old, unfinished fort, these gardens are a tranquil walk filled with perfect photo opts and a great view of the water. It's really like being in a secret garden, I loved it!

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Sebastian, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I loved this place. The Garden Club has done a wonderful job. I loved all the orchids and the autograph where I left my autograph

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stumbled across this little park maintained by the local Garden Club, and were delighted. Built around parts of an old fort right on the beach, the garden is cute and loose--and very Key West. Stop in if you're in the area, for sure.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

don't be fooled, there is no tall tower. It was torn down some years ago but much of the fort remains. It is a pleasant place, nice plants, but we went out of our way to see it and it probably wasnt' worth that. The nearby beach (Higgs) is nice, so if you're there anyway check it out.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Worth a visit for a free attraction! Mostly a garden, but still pretty with flowers, nice views, and a lil history.

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Key West, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is great, takes donations for admission so I like to come here on lunch and zen out. The plants are beautiful and its just all around cool to chill in a tropical garden with the ocean breeze behind you. I'm hoping to get married here! :)

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

this place is a real gem for a quiet spot to relax and view the plantings. we have returned here time and again since 1971, when the place was just a shell, now turned into a beautiful garden.

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