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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth stopping for a tour.

It was hot & humid but well worth the stop. We walked thru the mangroves which was really cool... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tammy W
Greenville, Virginia
Hidden Gem Not To Be Missed!

We have passed this little spot many times, but this day I decided we were GOING! It was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michele W
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village. We are pet friendly!
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5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713
+1 305-743-9100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was hot & humid but well worth the stop. We walked thru the mangroves which was really cool. Seen wild birds. Butterflies. I do wish I had seen the sign that said a tram/shuttle tour was included in the price. I had a hurt...More

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have passed this little spot many times, but this day I decided we were GOING! It was the perfect homeschool science field trip, and we got our exercise, too! There is a sweet bird rescue area tucked away in the trees, some very cool...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted by a lovely lady who told us all the must sees and greeted our dog. Although it rained very heavily the night before and one trail in particular was under water and mud, we explored as much as we could. Two historic...More

Thank AnnMarieSass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic and well worth the hour or so you'll spend here. I was greeted by a lovely woman at the museum who provided all the highlights of the nature center. Walking through the trails you feel like you're in a desolate island....More

Thank Resort582123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours of free time during our vacation and stopped in for some keys history. While it was pretty hot out, we walked the trails to see the native plants species, and also to see wild bird center where they are caring...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Gem does not look like much from the road but hidden among the trees are several acres of unspoiled Florida keys. The museum describes what the area was like around the turn of the century and how it came to be. There is a...More

Thank Emmanuel R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to learn about the early Keys. The highlight is the docents and their friendliness and enthusiasm. They are terrific and make you feel like you are their only guest!

Thank Susie O
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If you'd like a trip back to the Keys as they were, this is a place you won't want to miss. It offers a view of the Keys in the days of the first settlers. You will see a home of one of the first...More

Thank MommaGobs
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Experience natural unspoiled Keys habitat like nowhere else in the keys. Great history. Get carted around in a golf cart and be schooled by the knowledgeable staff.

Thank BigGreasy
Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you like history (we do), then you need to stop here. Awesome trails and a lot of great history here. This is a great attraction that really isn't very recognizable from the road. We loved it and it has some beautiful scenery as well....More

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March 28, 2017|
Response from Charlotte Q | Property representative |
$14.95 adult $12.95 senior or milatiry $9.95 kids under 12 5 & under free
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Trainmaster78 | Reviewed this property |
No, no kayaking for me. But, had my (grown) son been along with us, he would have definately pronounced it "pretty good".
Stephanie F
February 17, 2016|
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