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West Martello Tower

Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-3210
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Ranked #16 of 84 attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
Description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
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Fkp
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice stop by to cool off for a while place but nothing fancy. Entrance is free which is good. Think of it as a cafe with a more than nice garden. I wouldn't go there just for the drive but if passing by then drop in.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The use of the old never finished fort turned into a botanical garden is sooo cool. Beautiful,must see.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So glad I went. Sweet relief from the sun and the hot beach. Charming staff, lovely layout, quiet and peaceful refuge.

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Tinytown, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The garden club does a fine job on this location. Not very interesting though. It's just ok. If you're into flora and fauna and are passing by it's ok.

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Key West Garden club has done an excellent job here. The gardens are varied and beautiful. It is a small space, and can be toured fairly quickly. Make it a point to stop by for a quick visit.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best free attractions in Key West. The old Martello Tower is not like the ones that line the south-east coast of England, but is more of a fort, and now a garden maintained by the local gardening club. A quite oasis on the coast with loads of orchids and an amazing assortment of lizards and butterflies....

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The West Martello, home of the Key West Garden club, is a free garden paradise next to the beach. Some of the other reviews are confusing this with the East Martello which is a museum. The gardens in the West Martello are maintained by volunteers and is a showcase of tropical plants and orchids. A must see when you're in... More

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We got married here last year so we came back for another visit. The place has changed a bit since last year but only for the good. Spent a while touring the gardens and looking over the changes that where made. Looking forward to making it a yearly event.

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Northern New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It's a very pretty free attraction and near free parking, how can you go wrong. You can take your time and stroll through the lush garden and take pictures. A member of the Garden Club gave us a brief history of the fort and and a map of the layout.

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Rochester, NY
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205 reviews 205 reviews
101 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you are out on the AIDS Pier or hanging at the beach this is a great place to cool off and use the bathroom. The gardens are beautiful. Very cool banyan tree with a little walkway through it. Glad we ended up here.

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