Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Marathon

#4 of 37 in Wildlife in Marathon
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • Beautiful grounds that start off with educational video. Highlight was the fish pedicure. Many species of wildlife nicely labeled. Injured bird center nicely kept too. Beautiful scenery at the...  more »
  • The self guided tour is nice and there is alot of the history of Marathon to be explored here. The walking trrails can be a little rough but all in all very nice place.  more »
  • Great walking trails loaded with flora and fauna. This place is also packed with history of the island and property. At the end of the walking trails there is a wild bird rescue. We were impressed with how clean the cages were for all the birds. All the trails are flat, wide, and we'll maintained.
  • Nice little stop in Marathon l, I will say this get here early and beat the crowd and heat. The staff was very friendly and the trails are well groomed, we didn't see a ton of wildlife but we we did enjoy our visit, the view from the northern point overlooking the water is beautiful. If you like local history and wildlife than this us a good quick stop for you, we probably stated about 2 hours total.
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