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Crowley Museum and Nature Center

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Pioneer Florida

If you want to know how people lived in Florida long ago, Crowley Museum and Nature Center is for... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Sarasota, Florida
Super fun, affordable and well maintained

There are so many things to see here that you won't see in any other Sarasota area attraction. We... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
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16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9192
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

If you want to know how people lived in Florida long ago, Crowley Museum and Nature Center is for you. There are several historic buildings, "cracker" cattle, a blacksmith shop and a museum filled with artifacts and interpretive signage explaining what Florida was like in...More

1  Thank louis7767
Reviewed 3 June 2018

There are so many things to see here that you won't see in any other Sarasota area attraction. We love to bring vegetable scraps to feed to the pig. The kids rope course and zip lines are great for toddlers and small children. The shop...More

Thank HColes11
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is really a nice quiet place to visit. Friendly staff, knowledgeable, and willing to share all kinds of information. The boardwalk thru the woods and swamp is pretty cool. Alot of wildlife around. Good way to experience some history.

Thank L A D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A very interesting, authentic and rustic place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, lots of interesting walks specially the boardwalk. An extremely interesting museum, we now know what the term 'cracker' means. A good entrance fee and coffee is only a dollar. The...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I read the reviews and expected more. It is a beautiful old Florida experience without the necessary guidance . Everything looked quite run down but you could see how nice it could be had there been one person to welcome and explain or even a...More

Thank ViviColumbiaMaryland
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Although it is getting a little long in the tooth it provides a interesting look back at the Pioneer history of the area with a Cracker house,homesteaders cabin,blacksmith shop,sugar cane mill, and various farm animals. Located on nearly 200 acted of land the museum offers...More

1  Thank Everett L
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Crowley Museum and Nature Center is quite a unique place. The general store is run by a woman in period costume and she is very eager to share her knowledge of the Crowley family and early Florida life. Thank you, Jane! There is a...More

1  Thank Jocelyn M
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Incredible half-mile boardwalk where I saw a red fox and a gator very closeup but safely. A shame this facility doesn't get more recognition. They could really use more money to keep things going. The admission is only $5. Very nice volunteer named Janie at...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Crowley Museum & Nature Center is an amazing jewel of old world Florida that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the area's natural and pioneer past. We enjoyed everything from historical buildings and antique items to beautiful wild nature trails and wildlife. There is...More

1  Thank TropEcoNursery
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had heard some good things about this center but also some bad things about the attitude of a staff member. Unfortunately, we experienced the rude behavior and will not be back. She was condescending and rude to everyone that was there and seemed very...More

2  Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
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