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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

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Address: U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 78.5, 77200 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Florida isn't just Disney

Being able to see what Florida looked like before Disney and all the strip malls and gated communities is gold. Enjoy walking paths through mangrove forest and mud flats. You... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
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St. Augustine
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ranger met us at the dock and shared history of the key, We toured the house built in 1919, still comfortably livable. Then we went on a walk through the woods with most of the focus on native trees. The poison wood tree was especially fascinating.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 729 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a beautiful botanical state park tours are offered. There is a house dated to around 1900 with a garden. The water around the island is shallow, its fun to watch the fish. They have lots of birds, lizards, turtles as you walk the paths.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We docked our boat on what looks like a beautiful island. Hiked to the first building and stopped for a picture under a tree. Within seconds, my wife had 30-40 mosquitos on her. We tried to swat them and ran back to our boat and jumped in the water. We got eaten alive in a matter of minutes. Looks like... More 

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The tour with the park ranger was excellent. We also enjoyed exploring the house and yard. The best time to visit is in the cooler months (winter) and the bugs are less. There are specific tour times and you can only explore the wooded areas with a park ranger. This is also a great picnic are.

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songbird45
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Being able to see what Florida looked like before Disney and all the strip malls and gated communities is gold. Enjoy walking paths through mangrove forest and mud flats. You never know what wildlife might show up.

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Middletown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We visited this park and found it's history and plant life interesting. I don't see this as a place you would go back to time and again, but a part of the Keys' history worth visiting once, especially at the $2.50 admission fee.

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2 Thank Imthevor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

The state park ranger did an outstanding job of explaining the history, flora and fauna at this park. Definitely worth the visit. Bring some repellent or be prepared for bites.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a nature & culture preserve run by the State Park. It offers one hour tours at 10 am and 2 pm that cover the prior inhabitants of this ca. 260 acre island, as well as the trees and plants (Cost: $4.50 per person in cash only). It's a quiet setting with nothing more than a dock, a couple... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The way the garden has taken over the old fort is very cool, the giant Fig tree is surreal. It is easily 15 degrees cooler than the beach temp

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

we left from Robbie's on the trip for a short boat ride to the key. the house on the key is very unusual. the staff is great, the grounds are incredible, the tour was nice and the reception band was wonderful. lots of historic info about the island and its residence. Was worth the small fee. don't know how interesting... More 

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