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“Nice day out”

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
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Ranked #28 of 64 things to do in Islamorada
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Took glass-bottom boat ride to coral reefs,very nice. Weather was great,staff was young and good at their jobs,saw plenty of coral and fish.

3  Thank CarolandRussell
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The island is a piece of paradise. The ride out is great. The nature walks are great.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Take the walking tour it is worth it...no gift shops or swimming, or fishing but worth the trip...a walk back in time

2  Thank Andre4710
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We kayaked to the park (it's an island) and didn't experience any of the trails because we arrived at an awkward time - 10:30 a.m. - and visitors aren't allowed on the trails without a guide. That was disappointing. We just missed the 10:00 tour and didn't want to wait around for the 2:00 tour. We did see the house/immediate grounds and learned some interesting history through photos and ranger anecdotes. Inside the house, I was intrigued by a display of different native hardwoods. It was remarkable to compare the Gumbo Limbo sample with the Dade Pine and Lignumvitae samples.

While in the keys, I was intrigued with a certain type of tree that had a metallic-looking trunk. We saw a number of them as we biked along the coast. The trunks varied, ranging from a silver sheen to copper to bronze. There were a number of them on the island and one of the rangers told me those are Gumbo Limbo trees. He explained more about the Lignumvitae as well.

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Reviewed December 2, 2011

We really enjoyed our visit to this historical island! Docking your boat is a breeze! I would recommend arriving in time for the guided tour of the island, since all of the trails are only accessible when escorted by the park ranger. Check out their website for tour times, closed Tues and Wed.

2  Thank Varucca
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