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West Martello Tower, Key West

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#8 of 25 in Parks in Key West
Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Garden
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Located near the beach and just off a popular bike path, West Martello Tower is the site of a historic fort that's been converted to botanic gardens. The fort's ruins act as a foundation for plant growth, with potted orchids along their base. A single tower left intact gives visitors a view over the adjacent beach and ocean, while the paths around the tower are thick with tropical plant life. Look for the Autograph Tree, where visitors sign their names in the leaves. Entry is free, but donations are accepted to help with upkeep. Put West Martello Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our Key West trip planner.
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  • Home of the Key West Garden Club (see their reviews). Great place to visit, get married, have an event or just meditate. 
    Home of the Key West Garden Club (see their reviews). Great place to visit, get married, have an event or just meditate.  more »
  • A beautiful shady spot to take a break from the heat of the beautiful nearby Higgs Beach. There is parking right in front. The gardens are well maintained by volunteers (you might see them around on.....  more
    A beautiful shady spot to take a break from the heat of the beautiful nearby Higgs Beach. There is parking right in front. The gardens are well maintained by volunteers (you might see them around on.....  more »
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  • Very cute museum with an incredible exhibit of plants from all over. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. Restrooms are available at the far side of the garden. The lady at the front desk was super helpful and extremely nice. Looks like she really enjoy her job there and I don't blame her. You can pretty much watch the whole place in a quick 30 minutes but you can stay longer and appreciate every area. If you are in the area you won't regret the stop.
  • Very cute museum with an incredible exhibit of plants from all over the environment is peaceful the fragrance is amazing a stress free place to sit and relax. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. Restrooms are available at the far side of the garden. The lady at the front desk was super helpful and extremely nice. Looks like she really enjoy her job there and I don't blame her. You can pretty much watch the whole place in a quick 30 minutes but you can stay longer and appreciate every area. If you are in the area you won't regret the stop.

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