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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 78.5, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2540
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: State Parks
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- Sep 2, 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is beautiful and you will so much wildlife while you're there! We saw an eagle on our last trip. It's a great place for people into birding.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our friends to this park last weekend while we were killing some time before going to one of our favorite watering holes, The Hungy Tarpon! We did a nice walk around the island, taking in what life must have been like back in the 1800's when Captain Housman was alive and well. It's hard to believe that they... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took our boat out the this park. Its best to go on a calm day because docking can be tricky. There is a fee to enter. Take BUG SPRAY! The park ranger greeted us quickly and gave us fantastic tour of the house. If you get a chance pick up a copy of Charlottes Story, it is about the... More

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Big Pine Key, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

we kayaked out from a spot along the overseas highway. the trip out didn't take long tho it may look like a long way off. the water was clear, you could see lots of marine life along the way, and even take a swim break as we did. we beached by the dock and walked up to a big clearing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The house is small and cool to look around. The island is beautiful. Ranger Marty took us on a great tour that he had extensive knowledge of the plant life on the planet. Interesting to learn about Poison Wood, Lignumvite and Strangle Ficus. HOWEVER, everyone warned us to take bug spray. We sprayed prior to going over and left the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We took the trip from Robbys and can highly recommend this tour. The house is something unlike I've ever seen before, and the tour by the park ranger is enjoyable, fun and educational. However, take so,e spray for Mosquitos as there are hundreds of the things!

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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After visiting Indian Key, we boated on to Lignumvitae Key for a tour of the sole house on the island with a state ranger. The ranger was very informative and the house alone worth the visit: a mid-19th century elite cottage with lots of artifacts from the original owner's (Matheson) collection. Very good history, a neat grand cottage with original... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Take a boat ride over from Robby's and visit the park - or come over in your own boat. Unfortunately, you can't roam the island on your own, and they only offer short but interesting guided tours twice daily, so check their website for the times.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We kayaked to the island from Robbie's marina. The paddle was a little more vigorous than we expected, but well worth the trip. We enjoyed touring the home on the island and learning about it's history. The park ranger was very friendly and informative. He gave us ideas of other sites to visit while in the keys. We did not... More

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Connecticut
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Only 50 people allowed on island, and only 25 allowed in the forest. Interesting couple of hours if you are interested in the trees of the Keys. They have a dozen of the largest trees of certain species. All tours must be with the park ranger. If June to October, make sure you are... More

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