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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Marathon

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#5 of 44 in Wildlife in Marathon
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Explore the natural world of the Florida Keys and see how people from different cultures have interacted here at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Take a stroll through the native plant species of the tropical hardwood hammock, see a variety of local animals, and visit the wild bird rescue center. The nature center's museum displays recreated habitats and artifacts belonging to various settlers and pioneers, from Calusa Indians to Spanish explorers and pirates. The touch ponds and play area provide entertainment for kids. You can also enter the well-preserved house built by George Adderley, an early-20th century Bahamian pioneer. Much of the nature center is outdoors; bring insect repellent to ward off bugs. Plan your Crane Point Museum & Nature Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Marathon using our Marathon day trip planner.
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  • Pristine paths and foliage. A great way to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the busy keys. Very relaxing and you can even stop by the pond for a quick fish pedicure! :) 
    Pristine paths and foliage. A great way to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the busy keys. Very relaxing and you can even stop by the pond for a quick fish pedicure! :)  more »
  • Took a short nature walk - had a great time - they've graveled the paths recently - just a beautiful place to spend the day! 
    Took a short nature walk - had a great time - they've graveled the paths recently - just a beautiful place to spend the day!  more »
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  • Awesome trails and education! Highly recommend the guided tour. Tim was great! The fish pedicure was a lot of fun. Tons of history here, and beautiful scenery. Don’t skip the museum portion. Customer service was informative and friendly. Loved the golf cart ride, we learned a lot!
  • This place was awesome! We weren’t sure if we were going to go or not and we are glad we did. Highly recommend stopping here if you’re visiting the keys. Great place to go for a walk through the trees (provide some decent shade from the sun) and the fish pedicure is cool too!

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