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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
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Owner description: This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.

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Hudson, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Islamorada, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet, nature oriented reprieve from the tourist hot spots in Marathon, this is a great place to go. It has some interesting exhibits related to Keys history and some great nature trails. Crane point provides a glimpse into the past and really introduces you to what the Keys used to be like before everything... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Crane Point museum is one of the best little museums I've ever visited. Fascinating exhibits about early Indians, settlers, pirates, ship wrecks, storms and train wrecks, as well info about the nature preserve. We also loved walking the trails. Especially enjoyed the historic Adderley House on the property dating back to 1905 and which remains the oldest house in... More

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow great place to see the real keys before man cleared the trees. Lots of bird,animals and butterflies. Lots of pretty butterflies.

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Really not much there. The Mosquitos were really bad in a large section of the trail. The birds were so so. The indoor museum had a few interesting items. I would not recommend.

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