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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

Address: 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: 305-743-9100
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Marathon
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.

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MINNEAPOLIS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Amazing place to see the flora and fauna of FL. In addition, we saw a great deal of sea life (including an octopus) off the dock. Walking the trial we also saw some animals including birds and butterflies. The bird refuge and historical buildings were a nice plus. Unfortunately the tram wasn't running on Sunday Dec 14 and it would... More 

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Lacombe, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is our good fortune that this place has been preserved and that the volunteers that man it are so enthusiastic and well informed. We took the golf cart with a guide and learned such a lot about the plants, wildlife and history. Jim gave us a really good insight into the history and told us a lot of fascinating... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sixty-four acres of Old Florida in the heart of Marathon Florida worth the price to see the history of settlers in the Florida Keys. How did they ever survive the mosquitos? We took the free trolley ride with a docent. Very informative.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A wonderful place. We will return to spend more time at this site. The museum, buildings, animals and plants were interesting and the volunteers were very helpful and informative but we ran out of time before closing. Next trip this will be on our "Must Do" list.

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Hudson, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A lot of trails to walk on, wear your sneakers. Also take water with you.place was clean.got some great pictures.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We came across this place by accident, and were a bit reluctant to go in at first as it seemed there was almost no one there. That actually turned out to be the case, but we were warmly welcomed by the man behind the desk who explained the layout of the place. We were so glad we stopped, as we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We toured the museum, and then went out into the nature trail, and saw the most amazing bit of hardwood hammock let in the keys., please do not miss this inspired place. my only regret is that the hours are too restricted to see the sunset from the beach. the staff is great and the bird people do a great... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia, United States
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You do walk thru old time Florida. I was surprised there were no mosquitos!!! Very nice afternoon hike. Lots to see.

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Miami, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First it was great that as we paid our entrance that the gentleman working there suggested we see the museum after, so we could cool off from the heat - excellent suggestion, especially for September. It was nice that as we walked through the grounds that we were in the shade the majority of the time due to the canopy... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Several miles of trails through scrub and hammock. Interesting museum. Take bug spray but go. Worth while educational experience for young and old. Warblers abound during migration.

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