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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

Address: U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 78.5, 77200 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-0655
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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Gatesville, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good boat ride out to the island. A nice bit of history here. Mosquitoes got me a bit! Remover the mosquito repellant! Enjoyed the visit.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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435 reviews 435 reviews
216 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I, with some friends, padded to this island park in rented kayaks, which we hauled down from Broward County. There are kayaks for rent in the Keys. The kayaks are a good way to circumnavigate the island and get close to the mangroves. We spotted a ray on the paddle to the island and some dolphin on... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They won't let you run around on the Island unescorted, and the tours are infrequent and too short, IMHO. Still, it is interesting, since there really isn't anything like it in the Keys.

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Yalaha, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very interesting, nice kayak ride to key. Don't leave lunch in your boat or kayak, the raccoons have figured it out, easy hunting. They took or lunch out of our soft sided cooler. Very nice park to visit and ranger very friendly.

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The trees, ooooooooooooooo the trees. Lignum Vitae is the most beautiful wook on earth. it's striations and colors are made only by nature. the small pieces we picked up from the ground are treasures we'll never loose. this place is great for everyone just needing a reason to hug a tree, literally.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 attraction reviews
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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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