Encounter native wildlife up close and personal, from colorful birds to elusive marine life.

Birdwatching, kayaking, or simply basking in the sun, Crane Point offers endless outdoor adventures in Marathon,Florida

Discover ancient treasures and maritime marvels inside Crane Point Museum. Explore pirate remnants, simulated coral caves...Your adventure begins here.

Let nature's embrace rejuvenate your spirit. Adventure awaits at every turn.

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Pets are welcome here at Crane Point Hammock as long as your furry friends are well behaved and on a leash!

Florida Keys Nature Center and Historic Site

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Hammock Trail

Walk the trails and boardwalks through nature with tree canopies & animals of there hammock
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The Adderley House

Go back in time and tour the Adderly House, which was built 1904.

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Learn about the story of the Lion Fish and what it feels like to be under the sea. Explore artifacts & history.

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Exquisite Butterflies

Walk any of the 4 butterfly gardens and experience butterflies fluttering about the property.



Experience a 600 year old dug out canoe. Play on the children’s pirate ship & watch the tropical fish swim in our pond. See first hand the Mola Mola washed up on Knights Key and donated to Crane Point

The Crane House

Built in 1954 and the perfect place to celebrate your wedding or special event.

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What to Do at Crane Point Museum & Natural Trails

Crane Point is the perfect place to  re-connect with nature.  So many things to do, be sure to plan at least a full day here for the full experience!

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Fish Pedicure

Dip your toes in the tidal pool located near the Point and let the gambusia fish nibble on your feet. They will emerge shiny and new, and look like you just had a professional pedicure.

Just stick your feet in the pool and let the fish do the rest.


Birds in Nature

Our hammock forests are a great place to bird while in the Keys and we have quality birding binoculars available for loan if you didn’t bring yours….

Ask about the availability of binoculars.

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Birthday Parties

Have Your Birthday Party at Crane Point!

Crane Point is the perfect place for your outdoor party. Our facilities provide ample room and facilities for your venue. It’s easy to social distance on 63 acres!

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Wild Bird Center

The Marathon Wild Bird Center is located on the northern section of the nature trails. Since 1995, the rescue hospital has ….  

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Summer Camp
Summer Camp

  If you prefer to download the registration from, please click on this link Scholarships currently available through the Community Foundation of...

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Fish Pedicure
Fish Pedicure

Have you ever wanted to get a fish pedicure? Now you can. It's FREE with admission to Crane Point. Dip your toes in the tidal pool located near the...

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What Our Visitors Say

Amanda P - Greenville, NC

My boyfriend and I visited the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center today and it was one of the best decisions of our trip. The nature trails are very woodsy — you’re going to see bugs, spiders, etc., so be aware — but we had an absolute blast. The area is gorgeous and we took amazing photos. Explore the entire area at your own pace and definitely do the fish pedicure!
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JK - Atlanta, GA

Needed a break from the water and decided to hit up Crane Point with the family. We spent about 2 hours wandering the trails - had no idea this was here in the middle of Marathon! A little taste of the natural side of the keys - various areas like the butterfly meadow and mangrove trail, one of the oldest houses in the keys, the bird sanctuary, and (my kids' favorite) the little area for fish "pedicures." Felt like I could come back here many times and still not get to see it all. But 2 hours was plenty in the heat of the afternoon - bring water!!! Definitely on our must return list.
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litlemary - Colon, MI

I found this by googling things to do. I wish we could have spent more time here. It is absolutely beautiful! We found kayaks half way through our journey that we could have taken out and explored more but we didn't have enough time. Give yourself a couple hours to explore and make sure you experience the fish pedicure!

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