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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 #6 of 49 things to do in Islamorada
Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Cologne, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to see a really nice and beautiful part of nature rent a kayak from roberts and paddle to the indian key island. You need per way round about 20 - 35min with the kajak. But if you are be there it´s very beautiful place. You must pay a $3 island fee. All the ways has streetnames and... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We rented a kayak from Robbie's and paddled out to Indian Key. We were all alone on the Island and found it very interesting and peaceful. Will do it again and bring a picnic.

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Middleton, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Renting kayaks out of Robbie's, my son, grandson, and I paddled over against a strong headwind and enjoyed the island. It should be advised to bring correct change ($2.50 a person) for the payment envelope as there is no person to make change. We enjoyed the history, and the cleanliness and nice walkways throughout the park. I was surprised that... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Can only be reached by boat. We kayaked out from Robbie's . Well marked trails and interesting sights. Very clean and beautiful. Flowers and did not seem very buggy. Hiked the park Had lunch on a dock and kayaked back to robbies. Fun

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited this place by kayak. We missed the kayak dock area and paddled around the whole island. Once we got there we really enjoyed walking around this small island. I loved how the streets were still named and you could really explore in peace! We had the place to our selves. We tried snorkeling but it was not very... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Cool destination for kayaking. Not too strenuous for hikers and families just walking around. TIP: The no-see-um gnats are biting in January---you need to get the natural bug spray made from plant oils sold throughout the keys or you will be dinner. We were both bitten everywhere and the itching and swelling lasted for days. Be prepared.

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Porter, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We took the tour from Robbie's and were not disappointed. The Mate gave a good narration of both the history (1820-1840) and the fauna of the key. In our experience worth the time and combining it with the Ranger led Lignamvitae Key tour.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a neat little island and awesome piece of history. We rented a kayak from Robbie's and paddled over. Next time I'd get a boat with a motor. I'm too old to be paddling that far against the wind. My vote on this attraction is DON'T MISS IT! Especially if you love history, botany, sociology, or archeology.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We kayaked out to Indian Key from Robbies - a decent distance but very do-able. We found the island to be very interesting, from a historical perspective. We also kayaked around it and that was lovely. If it's warm enough, it might be a good place to snorkel, too.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We rented a boat at Robbie's and went out to the Key, not sure what to expect. Found it very interesting and very well laid out and explained. A highlight of our trip to the Keys.

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