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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)
Phone Number:
+1 305-743-9100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

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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A little local history

We were interested in learning about the local history and wanted to see the wild birds center, where injured birds are restored to health, if possible. The walking trails were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Donna M
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were interested in learning about the local history and wanted to see the wild birds center, where injured birds are restored to health, if possible. The walking trails were good and there were a couple of old, historic houses and the natural and one of the rare remaining thatch palm hammocks was amazing if you are interested in endangered... More 

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Thank Donna M
Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is free. this could be a good place on rainy day. Tours on golf carts are expensive and same price as if you walk trail yourself. This is some inequity here. Crane House is not even open after you get to the point! I was told it is under repair which the exterior shows the need for this... More 

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Thank Terri512
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We picked up a leaflet at the Marathon Tourist Information Centre and decided to pay the attraction a visit. It was a very good choice and we thoroughly enjoyed the two and a half hours we spent there The lady in the reception centre was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. We had decided to tour the gardens and buildings on... More 

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Thank valerie p
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As others have said - the tram tour is excellent. Our guide Ron was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The Crane Center is so interesting - very worth your time. And worth the admission - they are doing important education and preservation work.

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Thank abbie687
Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crane Point Museum was a very interesting and informative place. They have a guided tour using a golf cart that holds seven people This was our first visit to the Keys and on the tour we learned a lot about the history of the Keys, how they were formed, the challenges in developing the Keys, the lack of fresh water,... More 

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Uniontown, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to Crane Point you definitely want to take the Trolley Tour. Call the day before you go and make a reservation. It's a great tour of a very interesting nature preserve. Arrive early to seethe excellent video, and visit the Museum before your scheduled Trolley Tour. We had a great day and best of all we got... More 

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Thank Peggy F B
Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to appreciate what the Crane property represents is to have a tour guide. Dan's information about the grounds was excellent and entertaining. Just walking the property you would not get the information about the vegetation or the history. Deloris greeted us when we arrived and suggested we take the tour with Dan and we are thankful for... More 

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Thank billgerling3
Great Falls, VA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crane Point is a rare preserved 63-acre thatch palm hammock in the middle of the Keys. Visitors have a chance to see what the natural habitat was like before tourism took over the Keys. An opportunity to see many species of birds & butterflies along the 2 miles of trails, with all plants labeled & described in detail.There is a... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to walk in Crane Point. It is mostly shady with great water views on the Gulf side. Some people may be expecting something else and be disappointed. It is a walk in the woods. The small museum is nice and the gift shop is great for picking up a souvenir or gifts. There are small signs identifying some... More 

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Thank Dinata M M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that these places in the Keys need to make money, but it cost 2 adults and 2 kids about $50 to walk thru a small educational museum and watch a short film and then walk on some trails. We are from Florida and know that hiking is best in winter when there is not a lot of humidity.... More 

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