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“Beautiful Gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West Martello Tower

West Martello Tower
Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-3210
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Ranked #16 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
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Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you're near Higgs Beach, you should absolutely take a walk through the grounds here. Bizarre, fun art installations and well-tended tropical landscaping.

Visited February 2013
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Fairport, New York
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“Nice FREE attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The botanical gardens are beautiful! The garden club is located right on Higgs beach. The views are amazing from inside this historic fort. We enjoyed walking through there and learned a lot from the knowledgeable staff. It is free, but donations are appreciated.

Visited February 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

As a gardener & volunteer at our botanical center, I was very excited to find this combination of horticulture and history. Even in the dead of winter, there were many, many attractive plants to appreciate. This garden club is doing a great job!

Visited February 2013
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Keswick, Virginia
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“Old Fort a Fun Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This half-hour visit will enable you to see some incredible plants and trees while you appreciate the fortifications of this old fort.

Visited February 2013
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Clementon
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“Beautiful attraction right on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We biked to the beach and walked through the West Martello Tower during the day because we were attending a wedding there on the weekend. It is an old fort that has been taken over by a garden club. The trees, bushes and flowers are amazing. It doesn't cost anything but you can leave a donation. You can also rent the facility. It was a fantastic place for an outdoor wedding. The lighting at night was lovely.

Visited November 2012
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