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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 5550 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
Phone Number: 305-743-9100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A glince of old florida

This small facility shows florida fauna of old. It also houses the wild bird center that treats and releases ailing wild birds. The few that cannot survive on their own are cared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Andrew M
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Marathon, Florida
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled upon this treasure, Crane Point, as we were leaving Sombrero Beach. We had time and figured we'd stop for a visit. We opted for the guided tour and were surprised by the knowledge and charisma of our guide. The entire preserve is wondrous. It is apparent how much the volunteers care for Crane Point. We thoroughly enjoyed learning... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small facility shows florida fauna of old. It also houses the wild bird center that treats and releases ailing wild birds. The few that cannot survive on their own are cared for. Very pleasant walking trails are available. Tours are available for non walkers. Relaxing place.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours wandering the grounds observing the birds and seeing the fauna and plants. Well maintained trails and adequate signage of plants and trees.the museum is small but nice The restored buildings are done well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have driven past this location countless times through the years. We finally decided to check it out by booking the trolley tour. TIP: (You must call ahead and make a reservation! We called the day before.) A wonderful couple (they live on their boat) were our guides. They were informative and delightful - loved them! We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to experience nature. We had an awesome walk -- though it was hot -- and truly learned a lot about the local terrain. Thanks to all who support and run this place. It was a great historical restorative project.

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time and it was very educational and the history very interesting. Our guide was very informative about the history and the native foliage. This will be a great place for me and my pet to take beautiful walks in the winter, fall and spring,when it cools off a bit down here. The riding tour was awesome... More 

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Ossining, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Crane Point Museum and trail is nice, but we didn't see any butterflies or manatees as they stated we may see. What we did see were some injured birds at the bird hospital that are being very well cared for. That was the highlight of this hike. It is about a 2 mile hike which isn't bad. Just wear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a treasure trove of information. The tour is fun and informative the exhibits interesting but the best are the people who volunteer there. They are residents and can tell you about thier favorite places were the locals go to enjoy the Keys. I like to thank the volunteers for an enjoyable time their helpfulness and kindness. I... More 

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nature museum is great for leaning some Keys history. We learned a lot about local fauna and flora. We enjoyed the hiking and the signage. We got good at identifying poison wood and gumbo limbo. Bring plenty of water for the hike. It is flat but hot. We spent about 2 hours including the indoor museum.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An opportunity to experience the stories of transplants from the Caribbean, the first "snowbirds" (winter residents), the railroad that linked Key West to the mainland. Easy travel through the nature trails by trolley. Our favorite of all the attractions we visited.

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