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Indian Key State Historic Site

Address: Mile Marker 78.5, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-4815
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural

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Gatesville, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great walk through history at this place. Enjoyable boat ride to the island, then nice visit at the island. Worth a visit. Heard you could kayak from Robbie's marina to here!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Amazed by how well this park is kept considering you can only get there by boat. Paddled there from the Kayak Shack, was worth the trip!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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424 reviews 424 reviews
215 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

In the 1830s, this was a thriving community, thanks to Jacob Hausman, a wreck salvager from Key West. There were numbered streets then, with a hotel. The streets are still here, though not in good repair. Hausman managed to get his island appointed as the county seat of what was then Dade County. Now this island is in Monroe County,... More 

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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited here recently while out kayaking. It is a beautiful island but unless you are just stopping over for a picnic or a break from watersports there really wouldn't be a reason to return.

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Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You can only get here by boat, but it is an easy tour with interesting things to learn about the Key's history.

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

nice to stop and see some real keys history. there isnt anything like this place in the world. if you enjoy learning, get a boat and stop here on your way back from alligator reef.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We paddled our way to Indian Key in a tandem kayak. Both in our seventies and not a problem when the wind is low. How ever you can get there, get there! A very informative, easy walk around the island gives a quick synopsis of the history of the Keys. You can make it a trip of an hour or... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rent a kayak from Robbies or bring your own and launch from there. Robbies Kayak shack will give you info on the island. Great kayaking out to the island. Once there take a self guided tour of the island and the remains of buildings that once was home to early settlers. Fascinating history! There is a tower you can climb... More 

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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

OOOOOOOO Talk about OOOOOOOO's and AAAAAAAHHHHSSSS, this is the place to get em. the beach is beautiful and parking was a snap. not crowded and the mosquitos weren't as fierce as other places I'd been. bring lunch, a beach chair and enjoy one of the best spots to see ocean and wildlife in the keys. This is a must see... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I paddled out to Indian Key on my paddle board. It's a small key on the ocean side. Nice and quiet as it takes a little work to get out to the park since it is only accessible by water.

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