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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: 305-743-9100
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and...
This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.
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Good to do on a local day

The museum was educational and the walking tour of the groups was quiet. We went on a stormy day so not as much time to slowly wander around outside. They didn't have any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Denver, CO
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It does cost a bit, but it's worth it to get a taste of pre-highway Marathon. The old living and cooking quarters were a real eye-opener. We were there in the Winter, and it was still plenty warm. I can't imagine living there without air conditioning in the Summer.

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Clinton, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

WE went here the last day of our stay in Marathon - big mistake! We should have gone sooner when we had the whole day to explore! It was so late when we arrived, that we watched the informational film, then did a hike of the grounds. Absolutely wonderful, even in the heat of August! We returned a little after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The people here are very friendly and great hosts. It is truly a secret gem and must visit. It is true nature at its finest. It's very informative and interesting to see one of the oldest houses in the keys. Don't worry if you didn't bring bug spray they provide it. I think this is a must for anyone who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum was educational and the walking tour of the groups was quiet. We went on a stormy day so not as much time to slowly wander around outside. They didn't have any volunteers for the trolley (golf cart) tour so we got some exercise. About 3 hours total.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Crane Point has a wonderful small museum and good trails. You take the trails to see the cracker house (a reproduction), the Adderley house (original structure belonging to the first family to settle there), the bird rescue (excellently kept by hard working volunteers), the Crane house (the last people to live there for whom the property is named), and sunset... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice nature preserve in the middle of Marathon. Its about a 1 1/2 mile walk along the Gulf through mangrove marshes along paths. Old historic houses and a museum. Very informative staff.

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ROCKLEDGE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crane Point was one of the neatest stops on our vacation! It's a wonderful way to learn a little bit of real Florida history and especially of Marathon. We were so fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide who took us on a golf cart tour through the property. You can also walk yourself, but having the guide was awesome.... More 

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Florida Keys, Florida
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's a bit pricey of an entrance fee for a hiking area, but if you've never been and really like to hike new trails you may enjoy it. You also get to visit the Marathon Wild Bird Center if you would like. I saw a ton of giant golden orb weavers which was really cool. Make sure to bring your... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A beautiful preserve with a lot of paths. I loved seeing the plants and the birds. We thought we would see move but still loved the preserve.

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Mount Prospect, IL
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our family enjoyed the nature trail at Crane point, there is ahistory here that the older kids seemed to enjoy! The entire trail took about an hour. Very clean and friendly staff.

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