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“Great picnic & swim fun” 4 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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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Beaches, Historic Sites, State Parks
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 older children, Activities for young children
Pacific Northwest
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“Great picnic & swim fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The fort itself is really interesting but the beach there is real nice. Plenty of room for picnic, BBQ's or just fun in the sun! Worth the small admission price.

Visited October 2012
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St. Louis, MO
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“Don't put your towel down here...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wife and i loved the park itself but the nasty attitude by the 'umbrella rental' guy was not what we would have expected - you can't put your towel there - those people have the space around the umbrella...what??

Visited April 2013
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“Enjoyed an afternoon at the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We wandered around the old fort before meandering down to the beach and sitting and relaxing for a while. It made for a nice afternoon. The top of the fort has some great views.

Visited March 2013
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Key West, Florida, United States
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“Best Beach in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

For the information of everybody, Key West is not famous for beaches. But if your looking for one, this is the right spot for you, this is a state park so it is well manage and kept clean. There's an entrance fee and parking spaces to begin with. There are lounging chairs for rent. And also a good spot for sunset.

Visited March 2013
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Raquette Lake
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“Information.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I thought it needed more information made available around the Fort, as to what the rooms and installations were used for! Also,as far as I could find, no explanation(for overseas visitors especially), why the Flag only had 34 stars on it!

Visited March 2013
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