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Indian Key State Historic Site

Mile Marker 78.5, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-4815
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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Kiowa, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rented the Kayak at Robbie's (mm77) and paddled to Indian Key. Toured the island, markers give you the history. Snorkeled off the coral shelf and saw large schools, barracuda, lobster, parrot fish and other tropical fish without having to get on crowded dive boat. Kayaked the mangroves back at Robbie's when we returned. Gone 6 hours but they didn't charge... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Recently paddled my kayak to Indian Key to explore and snorkel on a warm, but clear Friday morning with friends. We left from the shore about 7:30 am @ MM 78ish close to Robbie’s, and within 15 minutes had arrived at the designated Kayak Landing on Indian Key. This landing is almost directly across from the shore – there is... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family and I have visited Indian Key several times over the years and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone visiting Islamorada. It is rich in history and surrounded by some of the most beautiful water in the world. You self guide through the island, where there are an abundance of historical markers that tell you about the island's past. It... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After kayaking nearly a mile we reached the key and got out to stretch our legs. Weather was great that day and the island was absolutely gorgeous teeming with tropical flora and hundreds of white butterflies. Lots of historic architecture left to see and be sure to climb to the top of the observation tower.

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