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“Interesting history”

Indian Key State Historic Site
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USD 123.65*
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Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
Ranked #14 of 61 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Worth the trip to this key. Very interesting and a fun walk around the place. Quiet and remote - a real get-away.

Visited January 2012
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Minneapolis
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We learned something new”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

While we had never heard of Indian Key or what happened there in 1840, visiting this park via kayak was one of the highlights of our trip. You can walk the island in less than an hour, and there's an interesting story to it.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank tyandjess
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rome ga
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very interesting and well directed self tours. but watch out for the poisonwood.”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is a great state park showing how and where the coral formations were cut out and blocked to ship for buildings.
Lots of nature trails to hike but beware of the Poison wood trees.
If you are allergic to poison ivy, oak, or sumac, beware of the relative of the Cashew nut tree. Its likely ten (10) times worse than any of the others. If the wind is blowing (when isn't in the Keys) you can get it and never touch anything.

Visited December 2011
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A beautiful site for a history lesson.”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Very few people on the island- you have to get there by boat. There is a brief hsitory at the dock, a map of the site, and lots of historic markers to explain more about the site. Spent about 1 hour there.

Visited December 2011
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Key Largo
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Who knew?!”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

There is alot of history on this little island that we passed on US1 and didn't give it a second thought. Take the boat ride out there and see what it used to be back in the days of Jacob Housman.

Visited November 2011
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