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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: +1 305-743-9100
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was...

This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.

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Marathon Nature Reserve

Very informative - our 4th time here in Marathon and we finally decided to learn more about the place. Friendly greeting in shop, and as it was practically deserted we could... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ireneleed2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very informative - our 4th time here in Marathon and we finally decided to learn more about the place. Friendly greeting in shop, and as it was practically deserted we could really spend time reading about the history of Marathon and its wildlife. Time to sit and stare out at the ocean with nothing to destroy the peace apart from... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our experience was great. Was greeted with a friendly smile and a friendly dog. The staff truly cares about the history and environment at crane point and it showed. We were able to walk the entire trail in about 3 hours. Perfect afternoon adventure. Would recommend!

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely views, nice walk, interesting history of area and structures, bird rehab nice.A good nature enriched diversion after many days of enjoying the beautiful Keys.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very informative and the trolley ride was excellent driver was really fun to be with the place is clean and have several interesting facts about how marathon came to be go back again soon

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful trails and shoreline views. This is a great location for birding. The Marathon Wild Bird Center is also on the property and you can see the birds that are being rehabilitated up close. We were able to speak with the owner of the bird rehab center and learn the story of some of the individual birds. It was really,... More 

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Jersey Shore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating place with a great story to tell.......loved speaking with the gentleman in the shop who obviously has a great deal of knowledge about the place. Wear sneakers and try to go on a day that is on the cooler side for the best experience.

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Thank Jill W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends invited us to join them on visit to Crane Point Museum. Took tram around 63 acre property. Saw butterflies, birds,historical buildings, great water views. Nice gift shop, got good Christmas gifts. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. A must see in the Keys.

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Boucherville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the tour with Colin. Had no idea the aera was such a luxurious place ! He informed us about all the trees and about the history of the park. It's always better to do those tours with someone so passionate about their place !!! Thnakk you for a wonderfull tour !!!

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Thank 80isabelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were leaving Sombrero Beach one day and noticed this place across the street It is an amazing natural place full of history. We took the tram tour with Pam and she was very knowledgeable and it was a very interesting and scenic trip. We had a great day!

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Riverdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a relaxing walk in the quietness of the Keys, this is the place. Admission is cheap and you can make it the adventure you want. There is plenty of shade for the hot days in the Keys. All the plant species are labeled as the tropical fauna envelopes you.

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