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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)
Phone Number:
+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
Description:

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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Beautiful site and very informative tram tour

As others have said - the tram tour is excellent. Our guide Ron was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The Crane Center is so interesting - very worth your time. And worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
abbie687
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As others have said - the tram tour is excellent. Our guide Ron was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The Crane Center is so interesting - very worth your time. And worth the admission - they are doing important education and preservation work.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Crane Point Museum was a very interesting and informative place. They have a guided tour using a golf cart that holds seven people This was our first visit to the Keys and on the tour we learned a lot about the history of the Keys, how they were formed, the challenges in developing the Keys, the lack of fresh water,... More 

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Uniontown, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you go to Crane Point you definitely want to take the Trolley Tour. Call the day before you go and make a reservation. It's a great tour of a very interesting nature preserve. Arrive early to seethe excellent video, and visit the Museum before your scheduled Trolley Tour. We had a great day and best of all we got... More 

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Thank Peggy F B
Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best way to appreciate what the Crane property represents is to have a tour guide. Dan's information about the grounds was excellent and entertaining. Just walking the property you would not get the information about the vegetation or the history. Deloris greeted us when we arrived and suggested we take the tour with Dan and we are thankful for... More 

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Thank billgerling3
Great Falls, VA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Crane Point is a rare preserved 63-acre thatch palm hammock in the middle of the Keys. Visitors have a chance to see what the natural habitat was like before tourism took over the Keys. An opportunity to see many species of birds & butterflies along the 2 miles of trails, with all plants labeled & described in detail.There is a... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to walk in Crane Point. It is mostly shady with great water views on the Gulf side. Some people may be expecting something else and be disappointed. It is a walk in the woods. The small museum is nice and the gift shop is great for picking up a souvenir or gifts. There are small signs identifying some... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that these places in the Keys need to make money, but it cost 2 adults and 2 kids about $50 to walk thru a small educational museum and watch a short film and then walk on some trails. We are from Florida and know that hiking is best in winter when there is not a lot of humidity.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, the hike sounded like a wonderful idea. Sure it is a bit spendy to walk in the woods. Being from Minnesota we have woods and trails everywhere so paying to walk on one was weird but we were game. Then as you walk you notice the giant spiders in webs above the trail. Across the trail. Above your head.... More 

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Neodesha, Kansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid our $14 per person and then was told there was no shuttle that day due to lack of staff. The elderly man would not give our $ back or did he offer another entry in the morning. My wife had recent surgery and couldn't walk the mile and a half. We did enjoy museum but just unfortunate experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a very sunny and windy day. We figured we could get out of the sun and still do something interesting and boy were we right. The tickets came to $47 for 3 adults and it allowed us to go through the museum, visit all of the grounds including a bird sanctuary, and of course visit Crane... More 

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