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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

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Address: U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 78.5, 77200 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: 305-664-0655
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Great Place for almost free

Not a lot to do but great place for seeing island natural fauna .. the people that take care of it are very possessive of this place lol.. so take it seriously and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we left from Robbie's on the trip for a short boat ride to the key. the house on the key is very unusual. the staff is great, the grounds are incredible, the tour was nice and the reception band was wonderful. lots of historic info about the island and its residence. Was worth the small fee. don't know how interesting... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was recommended by a resident. You can take an hour hike through a trail of which there is not much to see other than mangroves, fiddler crabs, and plenty of horse flies!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were taking the Theater of the Sea four hour tour that included Lignumvitae key. The stop was a little disappointing as we were hoping to tour the entire island, but were told the walkways were not open without a guide, and none was available. We were however able to go into the original settler's house, and get a little... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not a lot to do but great place for seeing island natural fauna .. the people that take care of it are very possessive of this place lol.. so take it seriously and enjoy the time.. if you want to party go to one of the party places, this is for a different side of keyes life ..

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I signed up for "Snorkeling and Adventure trip" through Theater of the Sea and one of the places our boat captain took us to was Lignumvitae. It was a really nice trip (my family had the boat to ourselves!). The island has some interesting history and it was interesting to see a house made out of coral bedrock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You are welcomed a guide who will give you alot of historical and botanical information and he makes it more interesting with humor! It's a beautiful place. We took the boat tour from Robbie's and enjoyed the 3 hour tour.

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Porter, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our Ranger was a retired firefighter who has learned the history of the Key and picked up quite a bit of information about the flora. Poisonwood, Ironwood, Gumbo Limbo and the Strangler Fig were just a few of names that stand out. Quite interesting!

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Note, you cannot visit the Matheson House or the trails except during tours. There were only 2 tours per day, so check and keep this in mind if you are kayaking over. The tour of the 1919 Matheson House and the island trail, given by a ranger, was both informative and enjoyable. The house had original furnishings and artifacts, as... More 

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Gatesville, TX
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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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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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