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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

#8 of 49 things to do in Marathon Features Animals
5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713
+1 305-743-9100
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One of My Marathon Highlights

A "gem" in the keys...a small parking lot so that it logistically can't be overcrowded. Cute... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Great walk thru history of the Keys! It's hot so be ready for a hike in the heat. Crane point is... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Deborah G
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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This nature reserve contains evidence of pre-Columbian civilization and was once the site of an Indian village.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2713
+1 305-743-9100
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A "gem" in the keys...a small parking lot so that it logistically can't be overcrowded. Cute museum and a memorable walk through mangroves, a historical home, and a beautiful trail out to the point. The gentleman in the gift shop was lovely, and the ice...More

1  Thank Granlobo
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great walk thru history of the Keys! It's hot so be ready for a hike in the heat. Crane point is very beautiful place to visit. We actually spoke with the grounds keeper and he gave us some free tidbits about the property and some...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We (me, wife, 8/11 yo boys) really enjoyed the trolley tour on a hot day. It wouldn't be a long hike but getting the historical background from the volunteers and having some shade was great. The kids also enjoyed feeding the fish in their small...More

Thank jtdidden
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Crane Point. There is a museum, gift shop, some trails (a little muddy here and there but definitely passable), and some older homes -- one from Bahamian settlers about 100 years ago and the one built by the Cranes in...More

1  Thank GetOutMama
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I have been to the Keys at least 100 times, and never knew this was here. I am so delighted my sister in Phoenix found it and asked if we could stop while she was visiting. I LOVE old Florida history and Crane Point has...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We spent about 90 minutes here on a very hot day visiting the rescued bird center and museum plus doing a self guided walk of the site where we learned about the various flora and faun of he keys and the founders of the first...More

Thank muzzysmum
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised - we stopped on impulse to stretch our legs on our trip down the key. We took the guided tour and were very glad we did - it was informative and fun. This is a beautiful place well worth exploring. Bring...More

Thank Katwich10
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was surprised when this was recommended as a place to visit in Marathon. I figured my toddler would enjoy the birds and nature trail but that it would be good for an hour tops. Well, I was wrong! This place was actually a nice...More

Thank Celia K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We are from the northeast and have hiked in the Adirondacks... what an interesting difference to walk in a forest of palm trees and cacti, with all the hidden gems along the way. Beautifully designed and maintained; walk was not "too long" and is a...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Be sure to take the guided tour when you go. You will learn lots about the history of Marathon and the Keys as well as about their vegetation and wildlife. Beautiful walking trails. Bring bug spray and sunscreen.

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28 March 2017|
Response from Charlotte Q | Property representative |
$14.95 adult $12.95 senior or milatiry $9.95 kids under 12 5 & under free
13 July 2016|
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Response from Trainmaster78 | Reviewed this property |
No, no kayaking for me. But, had my (grown) son been along with us, he would have definately pronounced it "pretty good".
Stephanie F
17 February 2016|
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