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“Gardens with fort” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Martello Tower

West Martello Tower
Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-3210
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Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
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Dearborn, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Gardens with fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is for the history buff who likes gardening. The remains of the old fort (1840s) are shadows with dappled sunshine and a little spooky. The garden club has an orchid collection and many native plants. Lizards and iguanas scamper about. Tables and benches make this a real relaxing place to spend a few hours.

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Brooklyn, New York
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“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.

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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.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“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!

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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.

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