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“Interesting Piece of Hitory” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
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Ranked #27 of 59 things to do in Islamorada
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting Piece of Hitory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

We kayaked to the island from Robbie's marina. The paddle was a little more vigorous than we expected, but well worth the trip.

We enjoyed touring the home on the island and learning about it's history. The park ranger was very friendly and informative. He gave us ideas of other sites to visit while in the keys.

We did not get to tour the rest of the island and see the foliage as the park ranger warned us that there were a lot of mosquitos that day.

The island is beautiful and serene. Well worth the trip.

Visited September 2013
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Connecticut
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Intersting learning experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Only 50 people allowed on island, and only 25 allowed in the forest. Interesting couple of hours if you are interested in the trees of the Keys. They have a dozen of the largest trees of certain species. All tours must be with the park ranger. If June to October, make sure you are covered for mosquitoes. This is definitely not Disney World.

Visited January 2014
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the effort to get there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We took our kayak over and thoroughly enjoyed touring the building. It was a rather long paddle and of course it can be reached by motorized vessels - there are docks available. We were not able to explore any of the key itself and you have to be sure to take bug repellent as the mosquitoes can be quite ferocious at certain times of the year. Very fascinating historical site.

Visited December 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very nice, worth the trip out there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

This was a very pleasant and informative island to tour and Robin from the state park was very welcoming. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the island and home, and seeing the unusual tree life. Peaceful and picturesque setting.

Visited November 2013
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Central MN
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Happened upon this park while a local botanical group (I think) was sponsoring an annual fund raising event. We were told the boat trip/park fee was normally around $37 but we participated for much less this day.
15 minute boat ride and I believe the tours with a park ranger are normally about 1.5 hours. We enjoyed our abbreviated version, wishing it could have been longer.
Ranger was very informative and we enjoyed our visit. We will return again

Visited December 2013
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