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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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Nice do-it-yourself attraction, watch out for spiders

My husband and I spent about 2 hrs wandering around this attraction. We watched the informative 9min video and then started on the trails. We enjoy looking at the different plants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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upstate NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nice introduction to the flora & fauna of the Florida Keys. Watch out for the large spider webs when walking through the trails!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A bit of construction going on outside their entry right now, but the place is amazing. Even have "boats" (if you want to call them that) which people got to the US in from Cuba!

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Pa.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I spent about 2 hrs wandering around this attraction. We watched the informative 9min video and then started on the trails. We enjoy looking at the different plants and vegetation. We enjoyed looking at and learning about the Adderly House. The other house wasn't open. The birds weren't as well displayed as other sanctuaries we visited. We... More 

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Ohio
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228 reviews 228 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very pleasant nature center and related museum. We heartily recommend that, for any but the most hardy of hikers and nature buffs, take the guided tour via an 8-passenger golf cart. This tour has a volunteer guide who, for us, did a great job of explaining a lot about native flora and the evolution of the facility.... More 

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pelham, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A nice way to spend a couple of hours. A carefully planned out walk, with a good deal of information on the surrounding flora with a bit of history thrown in. I was impressed with the efforts of the wildlife bird hospital. Worth the time to stop.

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Waynesville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Crane Point is a fun, informative way to spend a few hours in Marathon. If you enjoy wildlife and history Crane Point has both. Listen to the attendant when you first enter the preserve or you'll get lost and if you're tall, watch out for spider webs! We do wish the Crane house had been open and cleaned up but... More 

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Milford,MA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Go early. It gets warm. Wonderful photo ops of trees etc. Do visit the bird hospital to appreciated the work of the volunteers helping injured birds who may never be able to live in the wild again. Beware of spiders.

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Massena, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you want to learn about Key history, this is a very nice place to go. It is also a nice place to walk. It is not a place for small children. I think it might bore them. My son is 13, and very bright. He said he learned some history and enjoyed the artifacts and displays. We had a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Center is well maintained with interesting and well marked trails. Trees are labeled. Bird rescue area very interesting. View along shore is beautiful. Made me appreciate generosity and far-sightedness of early settlers and subsequent town planning. Spent several very pleasant hours here. Highly recommended!

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Corning, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went with another couple and found the trails very relaxing. The history behind this attraction and how it all started was interesting. Was able to get some beautiful pictures as well. Staff can be slow but they are very friendly.

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