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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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Good to do on a local day

The museum was educational and the walking tour of the groups was quiet. We went on a stormy day so not as much time to slowly wander around outside. They didn't have any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum was educational and the walking tour of the groups was quiet. We went on a stormy day so not as much time to slowly wander around outside. They didn't have any volunteers for the trolley (golf cart) tour so we got some exercise. About 3 hours total.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Crane Point has a wonderful small museum and good trails. You take the trails to see the cracker house (a reproduction), the Adderley house (original structure belonging to the first family to settle there), the bird rescue (excellently kept by hard working volunteers), the Crane house (the last people to live there for whom the property is named), and sunset... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice nature preserve in the middle of Marathon. Its about a 1 1/2 mile walk along the Gulf through mangrove marshes along paths. Old historic houses and a museum. Very informative staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crane Point was one of the neatest stops on our vacation! It's a wonderful way to learn a little bit of real Florida history and especially of Marathon. We were so fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide who took us on a golf cart tour through the property. You can also walk yourself, but having the guide was awesome.... More 

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Florida Keys, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's a bit pricey of an entrance fee for a hiking area, but if you've never been and really like to hike new trails you may enjoy it. You also get to visit the Marathon Wild Bird Center if you would like. I saw a ton of giant golden orb weavers which was really cool. Make sure to bring your... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A beautiful preserve with a lot of paths. I loved seeing the plants and the birds. We thought we would see move but still loved the preserve.

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Mount Prospect, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our family enjoyed the nature trail at Crane point, there is ahistory here that the older kids seemed to enjoy! The entire trail took about an hour. Very clean and friendly staff.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The museum shows the area's history and to walk the trails seeing all the interesting plants and flowers was quite an experience. They also have a Wild Bird rescue on the property to see. The Golden Orb spiders and their webs are very beautiful to see. the docents are well informed and they have a tram if you choose not... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A very interesting combination of nature preserve and historical site. While you walk through the park to Crane Point, you learn about early residents in Marathon and the varieties of native plants. Then linger at the point to appreciate the glorious view. After three trips through the park I'm still eager to see it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We originally thought this would just be a small nature trail, but it's actually a huge property of protected natural lands filled with rich history, wildlife, and beauty. There's a natural history museum with educational information, and then we got a tour on a trolley/ golf cart of the entire property where our tour guide Pam taught us about everything.... More 

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Additional Information about Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

Address: 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: 305-743-9100
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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