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West Martello Tower

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Address: Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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Hidden Treasure

Beautifully wild and wonderful trees and native plants with beautiful views of the water, too. The garden club member was most gracious and informative. Loved the old structure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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142 reviews 142 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautifully wild and wonderful trees and native plants with beautiful views of the water, too. The garden club member was most gracious and informative. Loved the old structure and rooms of the fort inside and out. It doesn't cost anything but they are happy to accept donations. It is totally maintained by the Key West Garden Club members.

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Beutiful gardens, historic structure, great views, and one of the few places in Key West that is FREE!!!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

If you are into a peaceful atmosphere and love nature, this is the place to go. Absolutely beautiful orchids...a must see

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Bethalto, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Close to Higgs Beach, the West Martello Tower is a beautiful garden area. There is a handout to share the history of the tower.

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Port Orange, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We just happened upon this place while walking around and we're glad we stopped in. Admission is free with a handout explaining the history of the tower, followed by a self-guided tour of the gardens. It's a nice little getaway that overlooks the southern beach.

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Springfield, Vermont, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Relaxing and rejuvenating self guided tour. Worth the time if your in the mood to stroll and see Key West foliage up close and personal. The staff does a nice job of keeping this "donation only" attraction in very good shape. Great photo-ops abound if you have an eye for flowers and foliage!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We found this little hidden treasure while driving at Higgs Beach, the tour is free, but they do appreciate donations. Beautiful flowers, trees, plants, etc. There is a bathroom on the grounds. Great views and good pictures.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Key West Garden Club does a marvelous job of maintaining this beautiful, secluded, tranquil spot right near the water. Brick pathways wind through and around courtyards that are filled with lush and colorful plantings, all of which have been donated and cared for by members and volunteers. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, and admission is free. When visiting... More 

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It is a beautiful place, and the people were so cooperative, helping make our daughter's wedding a wonderful experience. If you like orchids, it is the place in Key West to go.

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Long Island NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A great little park and garden, along with some history. The gardens are beautiful, and the staff was very friendly and informative.

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