Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Marathon

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • The fish pedicure was definitely my favorite. It’s quite unique.Trails were easy to access and easy way finding signs makes it convenient to find your way around. Definitely a hidden treasure. 
    The fish pedicure was definitely my favorite. It’s quite unique.Trails were easy to access and easy way finding signs makes it convenient to find your way around. Definitely a hidden treasure.  more »
  • Great place to learn all about the native trees in the area, see native animals, a bird sanctary, touch pool, museum with local artifacts and two homes built on the site. So much to see and do here.....  more
    Great place to learn all about the native trees in the area, see native animals, a bird sanctary, touch pool, museum with local artifacts and two homes built on the site. So much to see and do here.....  more »
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  • Nice peaceful place for a nature walk. Sturdy shoes are helpful and I suggest bringing drinking water. If you're going during warm weather, best to go first thing in the morning or later afternoon when the sun is not so hot.Take time for the fish pedicure, that was unique. View the orientation film as well for the background info. I'm glad this land is being preserved.
  • Cool place. Favorite part was the fish pedicure at the lagoon. About 1.5 mile round trip trail. Did see that there was a cart with guests on it. Not sure if that was a tour or if they had to pay to use it though. The hiking wasn't bad, a lot of it was shaded.

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