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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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Interesting place with history and nature!

We took a trolley tour at 2 pm today and went with 5 friends. We were shown lots of different trees, plants, and tree hammock trails. We also saw the historical home of George... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
KeyLimeKottage
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Marathon, Florida
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Marathon, Florida
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a trolley tour at 2 pm today and went with 5 friends. We were shown lots of different trees, plants, and tree hammock trails. We also saw the historical home of George Adderly who was an immigrant from the Bahamas and bought the acreage to set up his homestead. He sold sponges and coal. There is a museum... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been to Marathon 3 years for vacation I finally stopped in this well hidden museum to have a look. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of interesting artifacts they had and how well curated it was. The exhibits were informative and interesting with out getting into dry sleep inducing minute facts, like many small museums tend to do.... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed touring the tiny museum and hiking through the preserve. We arrived at 4 p.m., which really wasn't a good time since it closes at 5 p.m. (we actually didn't leave until 5:45, but they didn't mind). My only regret is I wish we got there earlier to spend more time (three hours would be perfect). Definitely wear... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some trails that are covered be aware it is nature and there are these large yellow and black leg spiders (they get bigger when you get to the point end of trail). There were also iguanas resting up on the tree. It was not a busy attraction but it was worth the walk to the end to see... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost for this place is $14.95 per person. To walk around by yourself, A rip off, not at all worth the money

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Marathon, the Crane Point Museum & Nature Center is always on our list to visit. As other reviewers have commented, I highly recommend it. While the trails are well marked, call ahead to ensure a spot on one of the docent guided tours (on the golf cart vehicle). Also visit the Bird Rescue Sanctuary near the... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an overcast morning so we decided to go for a hike and sightsee. We enjoyed the different landscape, seeing lots of different spiders, and the bird sanctuary.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pam gave us an excellent docent tour, included with the reasonable price of admission. Trees and plants very interesting, as well as the history of the Keys from 1903. Don't miss this wonderful stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited on a Sunday and took the trolley. Highly recommend it! It made our visit so much more interesting to listen to our knowledgeable guide explain what we were seeing, not being botanists ourselves. So many fascinating stories about the history of this place as well - we were enthralled. Great little museum and gift shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take guided tour, included in price, for a better understanding of folks who developed and support the Keys.

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