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West Martello Tower
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #20 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best free attractions in Key West. The old Martello Tower is not like the ones that line the south-east coast of England, but is more of a fort, and now a garden maintained by the local gardening club.

A quite oasis on the coast with loads of orchids and an amazing assortment of lizards and butterflies....

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

The West Martello, home of the Key West Garden club, is a free garden paradise next to the beach. Some of the other reviews are confusing this with the East Martello which is a museum. The gardens in the West Martello are maintained by volunteers and is a showcase of tropical plants and orchids. A must see when you're in Key West.

1  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

We got married here last year so we came back for another visit. The place has changed a bit since last year but only for the good. Spent a while touring the gardens and looking over the changes that where made. Looking forward to making it a yearly event.

Thank DJZ1970
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

It's a very pretty free attraction and near free parking, how can you go wrong. You can take your time and stroll through the lush garden and take pictures. A member of the Garden Club gave us a brief history of the fort and and a map of the layout.

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you are out on the AIDS Pier or hanging at the beach this is a great place to cool off and use the bathroom. The gardens are beautiful. Very cool banyan tree with a little walkway through it. Glad we ended up here.

Thank jenhaught
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