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“Mildly Interesting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
305-292-6713
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Key West Schooner Sailing
Ranked #18 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Tampa, FL
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“Mildly Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Fort is not in great shape and there is not a lot left to it. However, the cost is $2.50 pp to walk into the park, so for the money its a decent site to visit. It doesn't take long to see the fort, about 20 minutes or so. However, you can visit the beaches, have a picnic, etc. so it can be a nice day.

Visited November 2012
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Lake City, Minnesota
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“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Would have preferred to have either a guided tour or a brochure as I didn't learn as much as I would have liked. Having said that, we didn't have lots of time so our quick tour worked out alright for us.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“Nice place to catch the sunset”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The fort itself is okay. Not much to see. The weekend we visited the pirates had invaded it which gave it a little more color and made it interesting. The adjacent park was nice with a picnic area to enjoy the sunset. The beach is rocky and full of seaweed.

Visited December 2012
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Key West, Florida
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“Beautiful Park and Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This park is a must-see. Yes part of the beach is rocky but this is normal for Key West. The water is crystal clear. Clean bathrooms. Gorgeous trees and breathtaking views. I didn't eat, but the menu is quite extensive for a beach shack refreshment stand. Pretty patio area for eating.
Picnic tables and grills. Lots of shade.

Visited December 2012
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Williamsville, New York
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“Great snorkeling from shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

On a calm water day the snorkeling from shore is great. There are a couple rock jetties that are filled with tropical fish & a couple eels!! We saw a couple infant rays & one with a wingspan of about 5 feet. If you go outside the rocks the water drops off pretty quickly & there are much bigger fish!!!

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