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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 #9 of 19 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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Columbus, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Liked the option to walk the grounds or ride in the golf cart bus. The paths are well maintained with pleanty of shady lanes to meander. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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lexington, sc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful scenery at the point. Scary spiders and crazy pelicans along the trails. Although it is an easy walking trail there is a little trolley that will transport you around the point if you cant walk. Places to sit along the way and some history to learn as well. Well worth the admission fee, which is monetary.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

One cannot appreciate the density of the flora/fauna that dominated the Keys prior to commercialization. Crane Point is a good learning experience for young and old. The very young may not appreciate what is represented however. One would expect bugs, mosquitos, etc however when I visited I found no problem (5/26/14). Watch out for spider webs on a less traveled... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a great way to learn about the environment of the Keys. The nature trails are well marked with signs, but we took advantage of the golf cart guided tour which included stops all along the way as well as an excellent guide who really knew the history of the area and all about the various plants and trees.... More

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