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“Nice low key museum and nature trail to learn about the Keys.”

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Ranked #7 of 48 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice low key museum and nature trail to learn about the Keys.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

There's a nice short video to watch on the history of the Florida Keys and a nature trail with labels on several native plants on the trail.

Visited March 2012
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Roebling, New Jersey
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73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very expensive hike”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The cost of admission was very expensive for a nature park, and while the hike was nice, it lacked any real information about the area, and the two houses on the trail are not open to the public and are falling apart. And, the map has many other activities and locations listed for things to see, like a touch tank, but none of it was open when we went. Nice, beautiful view but not worth the price.

Visited March 2012
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Informative museum, serene walking paths, and a quality bird rehab center, all in one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My wife and I have been coming here since 2004 and it's great to see the volunteers and staff helping to keep the rehab center and museum in such good shape. People who complain there's nothing to see are the types that would be better served in Disney World, getting sloshed on margaritas and yelling at their unruly brats. Crane POint is a place for people who want to learn (gasp) about the history of the Keys, the ecosystem, and maybe even walk around a bit (double gasp) among the plants and wildlife. Butterflies, birds, spiders, and lizard abound. You just have to open your eyes and appreciate the natural world around you to see what a treasure Crane Point really is.

Visited March 2012
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Peaks Island, Maine
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102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful opportunity.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

This little site is a diamond in the rough. Wonderful experience, but the outfit is in desperate need of money to spruce things up. Enjoyed it nonetheless.

Visited March 2012
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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Loved the walk, very nice place! Loved looking at all the birds, and all the native plants, very nice place

Visited August 2011
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