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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
305-743-9100
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Marathon
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Crane Point has recently installed more than 80 new informational and navigational signs throughout the hammock trails. Also new within the last few... more »
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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wow great place to see the real keys before man cleared the trees. Lots of bird,animals and butterflies. Lots of pretty butterflies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Really not much there. The Mosquitos were really bad in a large section of the trail. The birds were so so. The indoor museum had a few interesting items. I would not recommend.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Kind of hidden away and does not get a lot of attention, but well worth a few hours to visit. Tours tells the history of the Keys and one particular family that came over from Bahamas to start a business.Great views, great history lesson.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Love Crane Point!!!! Enjoyed the walk and the beautiful views, it's like stepping back in time and being oné with nature. Be sure to wear walking shoes.

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Columbus, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon, Florida one mid morning. The day was already warming up and it was such a treat to find out there was a trolley with a guide to drive us around ! While we waited for our tour to begin, we went in to watch a short 9 minute film about... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our second trip to Crane Point. We loved seeing the old homestead, walking out to the bay and learning about the way life use to be in the Keys.

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Albany, New York
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was my first time to visit this venue. Glad a volunteer was there to drive me around while explaining the wildlife and nature to me. Included in the acreage is a pioneer’s old home, a newer home as well as a wild bird sanctuary. Inside the gift shop is also a small museum.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Crane point is worth the stop - great little museum and video presentation that offers a lot of history.

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Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went for an afternoon walk. Very interesting look at how it used to be. We saw a lot of parrot fish at the point. Watch for the spiders! I am a spider-phobe and I survived just fine:-) After your walk relax in the air conditioning and check out the museum.

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Sharpsburg, GA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed a half day visit at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in early April. This is definitely for nature lovers and those who are not afraid of spiders! When you walk through the mangrove portion of the center, there are huge spider webs and spiders everywhere. My husband does not like spiders; therefore, he was on edge... More

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