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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Address: 5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713 (Formerly Crane Point Hammock)
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+1 305-743-9100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was...

This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.

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Loved that it's a hidden bit of nature in the middle of the keys.

Enjoyed strolling on the trails (even though we got rained on -- but it is Florida after all!) Interesting museum & film.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed strolling on the trails (even though we got rained on -- but it is Florida after all!) Interesting museum & film.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit! Lots to see. Especially liked seeing the boat on display that recently carried 12 people from Cuba to the Keys. Hard to imagine.... Displays and ground AMAZING. Staff wonderful and gift shop had neat things at a good price.

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Long Lake, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tranquil and informative. The walk through the grounds after the introductory film was enjoyable and educational. The museum is visually appealing and informative. It is a lovely piece of natural Florida preserved for the present and future.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited there with friends and enjoyed the quiet nature surroundings. The ground is rough and uneven making walking somewhat difficult for us older folks. It would be very hard to maneuver a wheel chair thru the trails.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is across the street from our condo and we decided we would visit. We strolled inside and checked out the books store, which was very nice. I then asked the older gentleman at the counter several questions about the Crane Point Museum and he was quite grouchy and kept asking me how many tickets. I then asked if... More 

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature trail is about 1.5 miles and it is beautiful. The plants are well marked and are what grew all over this area years ago. There is a small museum and two old houses. They also care for injured birds. We were there about 2 hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited recently and really liked it. The lady at the counter was lovely. She was courteous and presented really well.

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Jacksonville Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the morning and went to the museum and decided to take a guided nature tour. The guide was helpful and very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is how the Florida Keys used to be. Walk the paths through the native plants, to spectacular water views.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time to explore this beautiful property, a treasure in the middle of Marathon. There are acres of rare palm hammock, mangrove trees everywhere, views from the point to enjoy for hours, and you get a history lesson about early settlement in the Keys at the Adderley House, a tabby house built by Bahamian transplant George Adderley (the oldest... More 

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