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Crowley Museum and Nature Center

16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9192
+1 941-322-1000
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Well worth a visit

A very interesting, authentic and rustic place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike S
North wales, UK
Not as impressive as it could be

I read the reviews and expected more. It is a beautiful old Florida experience without the... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Columbia, Maryland
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16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9192
+1 941-322-1000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting, authentic and rustic place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, lots of interesting walks specially the boardwalk. An extremely interesting museum, we now know what the term 'cracker' means. A good entrance fee and coffee is only a dollar. The...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I read the reviews and expected more. It is a beautiful old Florida experience without the necessary guidance . Everything looked quite run down but you could see how nice it could be had there been one person to welcome and explain or even a...More

Thank ViviColumbiaMaryland
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Although it is getting a little long in the tooth it provides a interesting look back at the Pioneer history of the area with a Cracker house,homesteaders cabin,blacksmith shop,sugar cane mill, and various farm animals. Located on nearly 200 acted of land the museum offers...More

1  Thank EverettL868
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Crowley Museum and Nature Center is quite a unique place. The general store is run by a woman in period costume and she is very eager to share her knowledge of the Crowley family and early Florida life. Thank you, Jane! There is a...More

1  Thank Jocelyn M
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Incredible half-mile boardwalk where I saw a red fox and a gator very closeup but safely. A shame this facility doesn't get more recognition. They could really use more money to keep things going. The admission is only $5. Very nice volunteer named Janie at...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Crowley Museum & Nature Center is an amazing jewel of old world Florida that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the area's natural and pioneer past. We enjoyed everything from historical buildings and antique items to beautiful wild nature trails and wildlife. There is...More

1  Thank TropEcoNursery
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had heard some good things about this center but also some bad things about the attitude of a staff member. Unfortunately, we experienced the rude behavior and will not be back. She was condescending and rude to everyone that was there and seemed very...More

1  Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited Crowley Nursery recently, east of I-75 in Sarasota. Out in cracker country. Several other people there too. Met Charley and Kathy Crowley, owners. They have so many plants to look at: citrus, fruiting plants, flowers, vines. The owners discussed plant diseases and how...More

2  Thank TS_Freckles
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We took our kids here a few months ago. It's a neat little place. The museum has lots of history information. The nature trail was good. We all enjoyed ourselves.

2  Thank Annie G
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We have visited Crowley Museum several times and have thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing times spent there. We will be back again later in the year and look forward to spending an enjoyable afternoon there.

3  Thank Jeffery1950
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