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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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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 walk, cool place

Nice walk through protected nature area. Good to see natural habitat. Bird rehabilitation too. Lots of spiders so we just carried a stick to keep from running into webs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Kathy O
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Chicago
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Cornwall, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A view of how Marathon would have looked before the bull dozers turned up. The house at the point is currently closed for refurbishment. There was an active osprey nest with 3 chicks and a wild bird rehab (staffed by unpaid volunteers). Please note that on some of the trails there are webs that cross the trail and are home... More 

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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice walk through protected nature area. Good to see natural habitat. Bird rehabilitation too. Lots of spiders so we just carried a stick to keep from running into webs. Beautiful views of the bay too.

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Quite, Bird Sanctuary was nice. We walked the entire mile and half with original home sites before became a Nature Ctr.

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Marathon, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Took the informative narrated trolley tour through the acreage that houses both the Adderly House of the 1800's and Crane home of the 1950's. Very interesting setting plus a video of the history of the area. A preserved treasure!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great little nature walk! The gift shop and museum were clean, well-stocked, well-curated and interesting. The lady running things (Delores) was a hoot -- a real character. We liked her. The walk around the grounds was a great way to learn about keys history and flora. There is a bird sanctuary on the tour, too, and they are doing important... More 

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upstate NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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