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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713
+1 305-743-9100
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A Natural Gem in Marathon

This is a great little museum and nature center. Trails were nicely marked and there were docent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue D
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Hickory Hills, Illinois
Survived Irma

Took the narrated 7 passenger golf cart ride throughout this nature preserve. Had a great volunteer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dee O
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Marathon, Florida
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village. We are pet friendly!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little museum and nature center. Trails were nicely marked and there were docent led motorized tours, if one was unable to hike. The site included the home of an early settler to the area, an introductory video that was very informative,...More

Thank Sue D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the narrated 7 passenger golf cart ride throughout this nature preserve. Had a great volunteer narrator who made frequent stops to show points of interest . Two tornadoes touched down on the property but damage was minimal so now the birds and butterflies have...More

1  Thank Dee O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were concerned that it would have suffered in the hurricane in September but amazingly the paths had all been cleared and there was no evidence of destruction. The only thing that was visible was on the mangrove walk, the mangroves had stood in water...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit today was excellent. It was educational, informative and visually enticing. We toured the museum and watched the introductory video which we think is important prior to touring the preserve. We took the trolley ride which is included with the admission (but you have...More

1  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overseas Highway is such a busy road it was shocking to find such a beautiful untouched piece of history to explore! Crane Point Museum is small but well cared for but the golden ticket is walking the nature trails there! The staff/volunteers are all friendly...More

1  Thank Veggies4me
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nature center with a bird sanctuary is wild florida, preserved. It was put into conservancy to save it from development. Walk to Crane Point and enjoy the views.

2  Thank monighan
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Real nice hiking on a Florida Key Hammock nature area, a gift shop and museum with one of the oldest houses in the Florida Keys; kayak tours available

2  Thank David Z
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

My friend and I spent all afternoon at this beautiful setting and took the tour with Craig who was very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, full of facts and figures about the history of the Keys and the Crane and Adderley homes. Robert in the museum store...More

2  Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were fortunate to be here on a day when there were fewer than half a dozen other visitors. It was very peaceful. The natural area has been well preserved, and there are informational signs that explain the vegetation and the ecosystem. The forest is...More

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Spent a little over 2 hours here and learned much about the original inhabitants, the various changes over the years because of the early wars between Spain, England, the various tribes, and then the US. even the more modern day history has many interesting twists...More

1  Thank J D
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johnnassau
29 March 2017|
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Response from Charlotte Q | Property representative |
$14.95 adult $12.95 senior or milatiry $9.95 kids under 12 5 & under free
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TD363
14 July 2016|
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Response from Trainmaster78 | Reviewed this property |
No, no kayaking for me. But, had my (grown) son been along with us, he would have definately pronounced it "pretty good".
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Stephanie F
18 February 2016|
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