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Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

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Airport Road, 1 mile nw of U.S. 1 at MM 17, Sugarloaf, FL 33042
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Airport Road, 1 mile nw of U.S. 1 at MM 17, Sugarloaf, FL 33042
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"bat house"
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"interesting structure"
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"minute stop"
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"osprey nest"
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"middle keys"
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We drove to see this, but it is closed due to hurricane damage. You can't see anything because of the barricades. Don't bother to make the trip for this. It's waste of time.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

It is somewhat intact but down. Heard it might be repaired and put back up but no decision has been made yet. Key West is up and running well, so is Key Largo but the middle keys are still a mess. Looks like it will...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Florida Keys vacation back in June '17. Had to make the stop in Sugarloaf Key on our way to Key West to visit the "Bat Tower". Quirky attraction but glad we did cause #Irma wiped it out:(

Thank Erica M
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Unfortunately hurricane Irma has destroyed the Perky bat tower. Another piece of history is gone forever.

Thank o--Robert--o
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Why go see this? Because you drove 3 hours on the 45 mph hwy and you need a distraction.You don't even need to get out of the car but you can. I did a circle around it and took a picture and left. This is...More

Thank RodDaly
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Bat Tower failure - along with Flagler's Folly. Enjoy the scenic road to see what amounted to a good idea without a good follow up plan. SPOILER ALERT: The bats left :-(.

Thank Elythiel
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I was not sure what to expect, but this was pretty much a quick stop for a couple of pictures and move on. I would love to write more about it, but this is simply a quick stop to look at a little history and...More

Thank Derek E
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

My son loves bats and we did FaceTime with him. Huge next on top and although we didn't see any bats at the time we went it was worth the stop to see a structure you normally don't see. Only a minute from the beaten...More

Thank Hg44ever
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

Yes, ok you probably need to see it and it is an interesting structure. But if I didn't know the history of it from my tour guide, I wouldn't have had a clue as to the significance or anything about it. The tower was built...More

Thank jbrenz
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

It was many and many a year ago [in a kingdom by the sea…] there lived a man on Lower Sugarloaf Key who decided he wanted to build a fishing retreat for people (sounds good in theory, right?). He, indeed, built it. But, when the...More

Thank tczig
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