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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Glimpse how Florida keys once were

Great place to see the natural Florida keys before they were all ripped up for housing developments and marinas. what foresight the Crane family had to purchase and preserve the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny D

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see the natural Florida keys before they were all ripped up for housing developments and marinas. what foresight the Crane family had to purchase and preserve the 63 acres. The trails were well marked and easy to walk. lots of wildlife to see on the way, geckos, iguanas sea birds and quite a few spiders. staff very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a bit of the history of the original area. You get a sense of what it looked like before the developers got their hands on it. Nice walk through the different "forests" palms and all sorts of trees labeled with info. Nice view of the water in one place. Bring water with you and wear hats, some... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature and are not overly afraid of spiders, this is a nice place to visit. We took the hike out to the point, including stops at the historic two room house, the bird cages, and a few other sites on the way. Overall we had a very nice walk through the park and also saw some nice... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great introduction to the history, flora, and fauna of the Middle Keys. Staff polite and helpful in answering questions. Very easy terrain. Good size center for younger children and have a motorized open vehicle for tours for those who might not want to walk. Highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the trolley tour (large golf cart) for our elderly parents and had a very informative tour of the property with Larry. Would recommend.

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Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning at Crane Point and we really enjoyed it. There is about a mile walk out to the point but it was such a well maintained trail that you don't really notice the distance. It was wonderful to see a piece of Marathon that has largely been undeveloped. There is a little gift shop with well placed... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, Pam, and I first visited Crane Point Hammock last April, but we were unable to book a golf cart tour of the grounds before we left Florida that spring. Since both of us have "mobility issues," walking the grounds on our own, last April's visit proved limited, but gave us enough of a taste of the place to... More 

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Lantana, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for nature lovers. There is a trolly for those that don't want to walk, but the walk is not really that long. There is a bird sanctuary and rehab along the way where you can stop and view some birds bring cared for. Cute little touch tank and museum at the front. The property at... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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