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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 #4 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When you're driving down route 1 and see all those islands you vision yourself kayaking to one: well here you go! We rented kayaks at Robbies. They gave us a cooler for the refreshments and snacks we brought along as well as our own snorkel gear- bring water shoes because of the sea anomes!! Nice kayak to the island, water... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This adds a bit of adventure to your stay. We did not know anything about the history of Indian Key. Great walk, take some water- it is very hot on a sunny day in July. The story hear is quite interesting.

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Indian Key will always hold a special place in my family's heart! We have always enjoyed our multiple visits here and recommend it for anyone with children. The island has a lookout tower and a few old ruins from the early settlement days. On the East side of the island is the best place to go for a swim!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

great to see if you have an extra couple hours. it was very informative and really enjoyed it. one time thing only so no second trip for me

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St. Johns, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ran into the park ranger soon after arrival by kayak. Netflix was filming on the island that day, so some access points were not open. The park ranger gave us a great (short) lecture about the history of Indian Key and another nearby island. It's worth looking him up if you go. Snorkelled off the east side of the key.... More

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