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Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

Airport Road, 1 mile nw of U.S. 1 at MM 17, Sugarloaf, FL 33042
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Airport Road, 1 mile nw of U.S. 1 at MM 17, Sugarloaf, FL 33042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Florida Keys vacation back in June '17. Had to make the stop in Sugarloaf Key on our way to Key West to visit the "Bat Tower". Quirky attraction but glad we did cause #Irma wiped it out:(

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unfortunately hurricane Irma has destroyed the Perky bat tower. Another piece of history is gone forever.

Thank o--Robert--o
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Why go see this? Because you drove 3 hours on the 45 mph hwy and you need a distraction.You don't even need to get out of the car but you can. I did a circle around it and took a picture and left. This is...More

Thank RodDaly
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Bat Tower failure - along with Flagler's Folly. Enjoy the scenic road to see what amounted to a good idea without a good follow up plan. SPOILER ALERT: The bats left :-(.

Thank Elythiel
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was not sure what to expect, but this was pretty much a quick stop for a couple of pictures and move on. I would love to write more about it, but this is simply a quick stop to look at a little history and...More

Thank Derek E
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My son loves bats and we did FaceTime with him. Huge next on top and although we didn't see any bats at the time we went it was worth the stop to see a structure you normally don't see. Only a minute from the beaten...More

Thank Hg44ever
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Yes, ok you probably need to see it and it is an interesting structure. But if I didn't know the history of it from my tour guide, I wouldn't have had a clue as to the significance or anything about it. The tower was built...More

Thank jbrenz
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was many and many a year ago [in a kingdom by the sea…] there lived a man on Lower Sugarloaf Key who decided he wanted to build a fishing retreat for people (sounds good in theory, right?). He, indeed, built it. But, when the...More

Thank tczig
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Doest take long & neat to know that bats like these houses in other area but not in the Keys. Great osprey nest

1  Thank Jules C
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the story behind that bat tower in our Lonely Planet we went to check it out. Well, as expected there is a bat tower. It's in bad shape and there is no additional information to be found. They could at least make a...More

2  Thank muhkuh77
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