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“West Martello Tower” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Martello Tower

West Martello Tower
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #16 of 159 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“West Martello Tower”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was a very interesting historic site! And, it is free (requested donation, but not required). Wear bug spray!! We went on a cool rainy day and I got ate up by mosquitoes! Beautiful gardens, interesting structure and history. Worth the stop.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“r and r”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

beyond wonderful! very well done !!! what a treat to see such beautiful gardens and smack on the water in such a historic setting. kudos to the garden club that installed and maintains all this! the pier right next to it was great also.

Visited June 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“West Martello Towers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Beautiful at every twist and turn in this old civil war fort that is taken care of by the local Garden Club. They do breathtaking decorating near Christmas and just as lovely during the rest of the year. Great place for taking photos, inside and outside.

Visited June 2013
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Daytona Beach, FL
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We happened to see this while on the trolley tour around the island. Thankfully we did. It is filled with so many beautiful gardens and trees and things to see. Every turn was a new surprise! They only request donations! When we visit again, we will definitely go back!

Visited June 2013
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Lakeland, FL
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269 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“An unexpected, quiet spot of beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

It's difficult for me to put into words the amount of enjoyment I got from this place. Totally my favorite thing in Key West. First, I just think it was inspired to take this old fort (we saw the other one, and it was just plain ugly) and turn it into a garden. Then there were just so many nice touches: a couple of rooms of orchids. A tunnel through a tree. A bell on a hill. Some statues. A little waterfall. A butterfly garden. I could go on. There's no admission fee, but we happily gave a donation to help them keep up this beautiful place.

Visited June 2013
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