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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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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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Loved the nature trail walk.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Mount Prospect, IL
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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Eatontown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum shows the area's history and to walk the trails seeing all the interesting plants and flowers was quite an experience. They also have a Wild Bird rescue on the property to see. The Golden Orb spiders and their webs are very beautiful to see. the docents are well informed and they have a tram if you choose not... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very interesting combination of nature preserve and historical site. While you walk through the park to Crane Point, you learn about early residents in Marathon and the varieties of native plants. Then linger at the point to appreciate the glorious view. After three trips through the park I'm still eager to see it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We originally thought this would just be a small nature trail, but it's actually a huge property of protected natural lands filled with rich history, wildlife, and beauty. There's a natural history museum with educational information, and then we got a tour on a trolley/ golf cart of the entire property where our tour guide Pam taught us about everything.... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Peaceful, quiet and beautiful. No tours, no people. Just a lovely walk and some interesting things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

This was such a lovely trip with sweet volunteers working at the site! They took the time to learn my name and were so personable. If you are local and are looking for a place to volunteer, they need some extra hands. This is a great piece of land and history to support.

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lh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Interesting tram ride through a small nature preserve. Some history, but probably not too fun for youngsters.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I started to vacation in the Keys back in 1988 and moved here 15 years ago. I'm almost ashamed to say my first visit wasn't until February of this year. Renae was our guide and she was AWESOME! There wasn't a question she couldn't answer. I learned so much about turtles and so much fun at the same time. This... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A great place to learn some Keys history while enjoying walking the trails. Lots to learn about flora and fauna and the houses on site are interesting as well. The museum is small but very well done and interesting.

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Additional Information about Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

Address: Address: 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: 305-743-9100
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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