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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 17 Attractions in Marathon
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting walk through a nature preserve that takes you to a point on the ocean. There is a display of birds in captivity - some being healed due to injuries which was interesting. Not a major stopping point but it was interesting.

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Bangor, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely nature compound -- beautiful paths, interesting historical items/facts and a mid-century modern home on Crane Point. Couldn't go in it (it would make a remarkable restoration to rent out to civic groups, etc., for fundraising purposes, btw), and the bathroom out there was "broken" but no sign on it… regardless, couldn't diminish our experience! We totally enjoyed it!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There aren't lots of places for walking in natural areas in the Keys so we were pleasantly surprised by this place. There is a nice little museum focused on natural and cultural history of the area, but what we enjoyed most was being able to walk a bit. Easy trails that take you through mangroves, hammocks, and to the ocean.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A quiet, relaxing stop that was both interesting and beautiful. The nature trails are fun to explore, but designed to accommodate young and old alike.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

need to visit this site to experience the beauty and diversity of the original hardwood hammock flora and fauna. Can do a kayak trip as well which would add to the educational value of the site. Last of the tabby built Bahamian homes is here.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although the trail is only 1 1/2 miles long, I spent 3 hours here. This place combines nature (flora and fauna), history and great scenery. I liked the Wild Bird Center, where birds are rehabilitated. The Adderley House is small but interesting (the oldest house in the Keys north of Key West). Great views of the water. A good place... More 

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in Marathon for 7 nights and were running out of activities toward the end of the week. We paid $12/person for entrance to Crane Point and were thoroughly satisfied with the overall experience. We spent over 2 hours hiking the gorgeous trails, enjoyed the wild bird refuge center, a short video at the entrance and an excellent local... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We enjoyed the shaded picnic area and the historical trail, which gave us a chance to see what the Keys looked like in its natural state.

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Marathon, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took the guided tour with Renee - she is wonderful sharing the beauty and history of the area. Particularly enjoyed the wild bird sanctuary. Then, we did the guided kayak trip with Daniel at Keys Kayak out of the lagoon and around the bird island sanctuary. Both tours were very well done, most informative --- in all, a very... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you like nature you would like this. It has so much Florida history as well as wildlife and wonderful tour guides.

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