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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Great place for some good hiking and history!

Really enjoyed our stop here. Good info on the trails and the point itself is gorgeous! Crystal clear water. We were able to see barracuda, parrotfish and coral from the path... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
chevygirl2003
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Lima, OH
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Lima, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our stop here. Good info on the trails and the point itself is gorgeous! Crystal clear water. We were able to see barracuda, parrotfish and coral from the path! Wish they had the Crane house open for tours, but it looks like they are working on that. Worth the stop!

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Greenfield, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were going to take the tram tour but decided to do some walking while waiting. Loved the history of the place, enjoyed the trees, and both houses. The Cranes were very fortunate people. Beautiful grounds!

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Pinckney, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this unique view of nature the way the Keys used to be. Call ahead if you want the golf cart tour and schedule your time. Otherwise take the walking trails to enjoy the nature up close. The tour is very informative so we enjoyed that. This is a must- see in the Keys.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went here to the center and decided to go on the narrated tour, it was well worth it , got to see and hear all about the center went it was started.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to learn about the flora and fauna of the Keys. The day was very warm so we elected to take the guided trolley tour. We were very glad we did! Our guide (a retired biologist who volunteers his time) was extremely knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area. We learned a lot. Make... More 

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Frankfort, il, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

They have a small aquarium there were you can see some of the fish. I was able to ride the golf cart tour which does not cost any additional fees. since I am handicapped this worked out fine. The driver explained everything about the preserve and the history behind it.

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was really pleasantly surprised by this tour! Our tour guide Susan was such a sweetheart. She knew so much about the property and the flora, and made the trolley tour fantastic. The whole property is so relaxing and beautiful, and is home to a bird rehab hospital run by a truly dedicated and passionate woman. This tour is probably... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had been here several years ago and walked the grounds but this time did the trolley tour with my mother. Walking is easy as the paths are wide but if you can't do the walk its a nice little tour and the guide is interesting and informative. Make sure to make reservations for the trolly as space is limited... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed the history, wildlife, trails, and views from this Nature Center. This is a "don't miss" attraction with plenty of trails and history for everyone.

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Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautifully maintained trails with abundant natural vegetation,plants, wild life. Wild Bird Center where injured birds are being rehabilitated for release such as pelicans,gulls,ospreys, hawks . Also Butterfly Meadow, Adderley House and of course the gorgeous views from the Point! Even saw osprey nest with 2 osprey perched in it! Great value for $12.50 & Seniors get discount! Only drinks &... More 

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