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“Best Sunset Ever” 5 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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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Marine City, Michigan
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Sunset Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the place to be at sunset. There are spectacular photo opportunities here with the tall ships going by (sunset cruises) and the palms. Very beautiful. Also some interesting facts about President Taylor, the Civil War and the Fort--while you're waiting for the sunset!

Visited March 2013
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Victoria, Texas
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Nice Park and Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We checked out the Historical Fort and brushed up on the History of it. There is only a small fee to get in .The white, sandy Beach is great. There are BBQ Pits under the Cypress Trees . We had a little cook-out, went swimming in the turquoise water, and had an inexspensive, lovely day!

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really fun snorkeling!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been to Key West a few times and this is the first time we went to the State Park. We were missing out! We had a great time snorkeling (3 kids, ages 11-15)...we saw lots of fish, moray eel and it was around these rocks close to shore. Nice beach for Key West (since they are not known for their beaches. ) The fort closes at 5 so we missed seeing the fort but will for sure come back to see it some day....looks neat!

Visited April 2013
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“Good to see once.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice to explore once. Not a lot to see and more information should have been there so we understood what we were looking at. A lot of people goofing off there which made it uncomfortable.

Visited September 2012
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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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