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“Nice little park museum”

Cedar Key Museum State Park
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Cedar Key
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Owner description: Learn about the interesting history of this small town and the surrounding area.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

There is a little museum and a restored home on the site a quiet little side trip. The home is set up early 1920's and has a little self guide with the history of the home. There are a lot of the founders shell collections. The fee is only $2

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stopped by the Cedar Key state park on the way out, so this isn't a detailed review of everything about it. The fee was small, $2 each, which entitled you to see the artifacts in the main museum building plus tour an old house the museum founder lived in, and the artifacts he collected over time. We didn't do that, instead wandering outside to see what the park offered. There's a nature trail and a marker than notes that John Muir once visited Cedar Key. Well, that's something I wasn't aware of, thinking Muir was only in California. There are a couple of items outside, but for the most part this is a small park in a small town - so it includes some history, but not a lot. If we had more time we would have gone inside, but compared to the Crystal River Archaeological site, this doesn't have as much of interest. However, this entire area is rich in history, as we also passed the old Rosewood area, which would have been interesting to explore - though after reading about it I found that there isn't much there anymore. You do feel like you're in Mayberry when you're in Cedar Key - a different pace for a different time. We enjoyed our visit.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Nice side trip while in town at Cedar Key... Park Rangers are friendly and informative and the self guided tour lasts as long as you want to read and explore....Neat place and inexpensive a short bike ride or golf cart drive from town.....

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Found the Museum to be somewhat interesting and would like to make it sound better but it wasn't. I do think as time goes on it will improve.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We came here because John Muir (National Parks founder and a Scot from Dunbar) finished his long walk at Cedar Key. However apart from a waymarker outside the museum there is nothing about him and the staff seemed unaware of his contributions. Anyhow the museum exhibits are quite interesting, with emphasis on the local geology mainly, but with a little local history too. Worth a visit but don't set the bar too high.

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