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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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Marathon Key

What a great find. Really interesting Keys history in a beautiful natural setting. Dolares was full of info and made the trip even more fun. Visit with children or friends.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bobbalupita
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find. Really interesting Keys history in a beautiful natural setting. Dolares was full of info and made the trip even more fun. Visit with children or friends.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds of the Center are as they were decades ago, with all sorts of native plants, but with some non-native species added. There are birds on the property and aquatic life in the surrounding water, but we didn't see any other wildlife while there. There is a bird refuge, which was informative. The pathways which they have meander throughout... More 

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Jericho, Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bird cages are very small with alot of large birds in them, I feel they should be placed in a better home or released. This place is basically taken care of by volunteers so its not well taken care of. old run down kind of visit for us.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been coming to Marathon for years. Wife took a grandkid/daughter-in-law last year but was rain out day so trails were heavily mudded even flooded out in spots. Also had seen reviews about some complaining of cost etc. My wife and I w/one of our grown daughters went recently and found much to love. Great signage regarding various trees in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Original Florida key landscape almost all gone. Exception is crane point in marathon key. It is 64 acres of almost untouched native landscape. The tour was fantastic. Entrance of $15 (14 for seniors) goes to keeping the non profit foundation functional. Short movie gave some history.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed strolling on the trails (even though we got rained on -- but it is Florida after all!) Interesting museum & film.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit! Lots to see. Especially liked seeing the boat on display that recently carried 12 people from Cuba to the Keys. Hard to imagine.... Displays and ground AMAZING. Staff wonderful and gift shop had neat things at a good price.

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Long Lake, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquil and informative. The walk through the grounds after the introductory film was enjoyable and educational. The museum is visually appealing and informative. It is a lovely piece of natural Florida preserved for the present and future.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited there with friends and enjoyed the quiet nature surroundings. The ground is rough and uneven making walking somewhat difficult for us older folks. It would be very hard to maneuver a wheel chair thru the trails.

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Indy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is across the street from our condo and we decided we would visit. We strolled inside and checked out the books store, which was very nice. I then asked the older gentleman at the counter several questions about the Crane Point Museum and he was quite grouchy and kept asking me how many tickets. I then asked if... More 

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